Sunday, 5 February 2017
First viewed : Spring 1983
This was an ambitious 13 part drama on BBC 1 in the 9.25 pm slot on a Thursday. It was about the 12 members of a jury on a rape case. Ten episodes concentrated on an individual member and their life outside the courtroom, one covered an affair between the other two then the final two episodes concentrated on the deliberations and the final verdict. The only actor I recognised was William Gaunt . I don't think I saw many of the preceding episodes but I certainly remember the final two.
The accused was a man with learning difficulties and the case hinged on whether he was capable of interpreting the signals he got from the woman correctly. As you would expect the jury included a ballbusting feminist, bleeding heart liberal, hanger and flogger and a guy who just wanted to get home for tea. I think they found him not guilty but I couldn't swear to that.