Crown Court: Volume 4

£14.00
Quantity:
Format: DVD
Share:  

A television institution that lasted for over a decade, Crown Court was a much-loved courtroom drama which, although the cases were fictional, used 'real' jurors chosen from members of the public. Multiple endings were prepared for each story, dependent on whether the accused was found guilty or acquitted of the charges, giving each story a strength and energy which raised it far above that of normal courtroom dramas.
 
This volume contains a further twelve stories (in production order) and features compelling cases which cover a wide spectrum of what would come before a courtroom - from theft to GBH, libel to kidnapping.
 
To Catch a Thief - Regina v Halsey 
The police have discovered a valuable painting in the boot of a car, which had been stolen a few days before from the Brabazon Art Gallery. The owner of the car, Ronald Halsey, is now on trial for the theft of the painting.
 
Just Good Friends - Regina v Beaumont
Guy Paget and Sir Richard Jeffcoate first met at Oxford in the 1920s and remained close friends thereafter. Sir Richard is appalled when he is told by Nigel Beaumont that he intends to write a book offering a different interpretation of this friendship and Beaumont is subsequently accused of blackmail.
 
Who Was Kate Greer? - Regina v Archer
Winifred Archer is on trial for perjury and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. It is alleged that she falsely gave evidence that Celia Alcott stole a valuable vase from the Archersí home.
 
A Right to Life - Abbs v Richards 
Dr. Paul Richards, well known and controversial expert on mental deficiency, is the defendant in the case of Abbs against Richards and the Bossdale hospital management committee.
 
The Inner Circle - Heywood v Blower
Martin Heywood is suing Anthony Blower - a journalist on the Sunday Nation - and the proprietors of the paper for libel because of articles he wrote about a cult called the Open Box.
 
The Black Poplar - Regina v Tressman
Pauline Tressman is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a workman with a shotgun. Her defence counsel claims that she was in a disturbed mental state and not responsible for her actions.
 
The Open Invitation - Regina v Sellars 
Maureen Sellars has been charged with the kidnapping of a three-month-old baby, Karen Bascombe.
 
Beggar on Horseback - Regina v Erringburn 
Was an overcoat stolen from the directorsí cloakroom by Graham Erringburn, employed there as Personnel Manger? Erringburn has pleaded not guilty and elected to be tried by jury in Crown Court. 
 
The Night for Country Dancing - Regina v Airey 
Barbara Airey is charged with making a false statement with intent to defraud the Inland Revenue. Mrs. Airey claims in her defence that it is her three generous lovers, who contributed over £10,000, that have enabled her to live a life of such luxury! 
 
Mrs. Moresbyís Scrapbook - Regina v Moresby 
Geoffrey Hainton claims that Mrs. Grace Moresby accused him of indecently assaulting her daughter Tracy. He says she demanded money for her silence and so Mrs. Moresby is on trial for blackmail.
 
My Old Manís A Dustman - Regina v Cousins and Cousins and Mayes 
Martha and Albert Cousins and Michael Mayes are accused of dumping 2,000 gallons of highly poisonous acids, metals and chemicals at Seddon quarry - an unauthorised dumping site.
 
The Judgement of Solomon - Regina v Kamuny and Kamuny
Mr. and Mrs. Kamuny are charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to William Hathaway, the foster father of their daughter. 


Reference
7952475
Year
1973
Director
Desmond McCarthy
Actor
Barbara Young
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Drama
Barcode
5027626247546
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
4
Picture
Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
875

Reference
7952475
Year
1973
Director
Desmond McCarthy
Actor
Barbara Young
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Drama
Barcode
5027626247546
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
4
Picture
Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
875