Crown Court (1972)

Crown Court is an afternoon television courtroom drama produced by Granada Television for the ITV network that ran from 1972, when the Crown Court system replaced Assize courts and Quarter sessions in the legal system of England and Wales, to 1984. A court case in the crown court of the fictional town of Fulchester would typically be played out over three afternoons in half-hour episodes and the most frequent format was for the prosecution case to be presented in the first two episodes and the defence in the third, although there were some later, brief variations. Although those involved in the case were actors, the jury was made up of members of the general public from the immediate Granada Television franchise area taken from the electoral register and eligible for real jury service: it was this jury alone which decided the verdict. Indeed, production publicity of the time stated that, for many of the scripts, two endings were written and rehearsed to cope with the jury's independent decision which was delivered for the first time, as in a real court case, when the foreman was asked by the actor playing the judge, while the programme's recording progressed. However, the course of some cases would lead the jury being directed to return "not guilty" verdicts.

Release Date: 1972-10-11
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 7
  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 23
Russell Hunter
Russell Hunte...
Tom Conti
Tom Conti
Gerald Sim
Gerald Sim
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman
Don Warrington
Don Warringto...
Jane Carr
Jane Carr
Ann Lynn
Ann Lynn
David Lodge
David Lodge
Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Godfr...
Mona Hammond
Mona Hammond
David Troughton
David Trought...
Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis
Donald Sumpter
Donald Sumpte...
Kevin Stoney
Kevin Stoney
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Nick Tate
Nick Tate
Hermione Baddeley
Hermione Badd...
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Michael Elphick
Michael Elphi...
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Maxine Audley
Maxine Audley
Dinah Sheridan
Dinah Sherida...
Norman Bird
Norman Bird
Jeff Rawle
Jeff Rawle
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Maureen Lipman
Maureen Lipma...
Tony Anholt
Tony Anholt
Judith Barker
Judith Barker
Judy Parfitt
Judy Parfitt
Sheila Fearn
Sheila Fearn
Mark Dignam
Mark Dignam
Norman Rossington
Norman Rossin...
Ursula Howells
Ursula Howell...
Diane Keen
Diane Keen
Ray McAnally
Ray McAnally
Joan Sanderson
Joan Sanderso...
Jonathan Adams
Jonathan Adam...
Patricia Cutts
Patricia Cutt...
Jimmy Gardner
Jimmy Gardner
Robert Powell
Robert Powell
Kenneth Cope
Kenneth Cope
Liz Smith
Liz Smith
James Laurenson
James Laurens...
Alison Steadman
Alison Steadm...
Linda Hayden
Linda Hayden
Garfield Morgan
Garfield Morg...
Frank Thornton
Frank Thornto...
Jan Holden
Jan Holden
Michael Gwynn
Michael Gwynn
Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colle...
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griff...
Don Henderson
Don Henderson
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
Miriam Karlin
Miriam Karlin
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
Denys Hawthorne
Denys Hawthor...
Peter Dyneley
Peter Dyneley
Roger Lloyd-Pack
Roger Lloyd-P...
Graham Crowden
Graham Crowde...
David Calder
David Calder
Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Duncan Lamont
Duncan Lamont
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
Patrick Troughton
Patrick Troug...
Burnell Tucker
Burnell Tucke...
Edward Hardwicke
Edward Hardwi...
Kenneth Cranham
Kenneth Cranh...
Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byro...
Earl Cameron
Earl Cameron
John Savident
John Savident
David Ryall
David Ryall
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
George Coulouris
George Coulou...
Christopher Benjamin
Christopher B...
Lewis Collins
Lewis Collins
Moira Redmond
Moira Redmond
Allan Cuthbertson
Allan Cuthber...
Geoffrey Whitehead
Geoffrey Whit...
Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford D...
James Cossins
James Cossins
Patricia Lawrence
Patricia Lawr...
George Pravda
George Pravda
Peter Duncan
Peter Duncan
David Burke
David Burke
Madeline Smith
Madeline Smit...
Dulcie Gray
Dulcie Gray
Windsor Davies
Windsor Davie...
Mervyn Johns
Mervyn Johns
Sydney Tafler
Sydney Tafler
Peter Cartwright
Peter Cartwri...
Richard Hurndall
Richard Hurnd...
Gwen Taylor
Gwen Taylor
Megs Jenkins
Megs Jenkins
Patrick Barr
Patrick Barr
Jane Lapotaire
Jane Lapotair...
Michael Sheard
Michael Shear...
Maria Aitken
Maria Aitken
Griffith Jones
Griffith Jone...
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Bernard Archard
Bernard Archa...
Ian McCulloch
Ian McCulloch
Shane Briant
Shane Briant
Lesley Dunlop
Lesley Dunlop
Pat Heywood
Pat Heywood
Ian Marter
Ian Marter
Rosemary Martin
Rosemary Mart...
Glynn Edwards
Glynn Edwards
Mark Eden
Mark Eden
William Gaunt
William Gaunt
Leslie Dwyer
Leslie Dwyer
Marianne Stone
Marianne Ston...
Patrick Newell
Patrick Newel...
John Challis
John Challis
Milton Johns
Milton Johns
Christopher Blake
Christopher B...
David Buck
David Buck
Donald Hewlett
Donald Hewlet...
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Sam Kelly
Sam Kelly
Anna Cropper
Anna Cropper
Charles Kay
Charles Kay
James Maxwell
James Maxwell
John Comer
John Comer
Ray Lonnen
Ray Lonnen
Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
Geoffrey Toone
Geoffrey Toon...
Lyndon Brook
Lyndon Brook
Conrad Phillips
Conrad Philli...
Angharad Rees
Angharad Rees
Harry Fowler
Harry Fowler
Ralph Bates
Ralph Bates
Victor Maddern
Victor Madder...
Jan Harvey
Jan Harvey
Glyn Houston
Glyn Houston
Anthony Sharp
Anthony Sharp
John Arnatt
John Arnatt
Derek Bond
Derek Bond
George A. Cooper
George A. Coo...
John Abineri
John Abineri
William Marlowe
William Marlo...
William Lucas
William Lucas
Derek Griffiths
Derek Griffit...
T. P. McKenna
T. P. McKenna
Peter Madden
Peter Madden
Frank Middlemass
Frank Middlem...
Tony Adams
Tony Adams
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Edward Petherbridge
Edward Pether...
Godfrey Quigley
Godfrey Quigl...
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Edwin Richfield
Edwin Richfie...
Robin Bailey
Robin Bailey
Cheryl Hall
Cheryl Hall
Leon Lissek
Leon Lissek
Joe Gladwin
Joe Gladwin
Robert James
Robert James
Stella Tanner
Stella Tanner
Henri Szeps
Henri Szeps
Aubrey Morris
Aubrey Morris
Brian Wilde
Brian Wilde
Frank Singuineau
Frank Singuin...
Charles Berry
Tony Selby
Tony Selby
Glyn Owen
Glyn Owen
John Normington
John Normingt...
Cyril Shaps
Cyril Shaps
Maurice O'Connell
Maurice O'Con...
Steve Plytas
Steve Plytas
Ewen Solon
Ewen Solon
Claire Nielson
Claire Nielso...
John Bennett
John Bennett
Barbara Lott
Barbara Lott
Alan Igbon
Alan Igbon
Mike Pratt
Mike Pratt
Clifford Rose
Clifford Rose
Michael Craze
Michael Craze
Ewan Roberts
Ewan Roberts
Victor Brooks
Victor Brooks
Tony Doyle
Tony Doyle
Freda Dowie
Freda Dowie
Harry Towb
Harry Towb
James Grout
James Grout
Doreen Mantle
Doreen Mantle
Roger Lloyd Pack
Roger Lloyd P...
Erik Chitty
Erik Chitty
Eve Pearce
Eve Pearce
Ivor Roberts
Ivor Roberts
David Ross (1945)
David Ross (1...
Mollie Maureen
Mollie Mauree...
Harry Locke
Harry Locke
Michael Ripper
Michael Rippe...
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Fred Feast
Fred Feast
Michael Bilton
Michael Bilto...
Basil Henson
Basil Henson
Llewellyn Rees
Llewellyn Ree...
Peter Denyer
Peter Denyer
John Woodnutt
John Woodnutt
Roger Brierley
Roger Brierle...
Denis Lill
Denis Lill
John Franklyn-Robbins
John Franklyn...
Harry Landis
Harry Landis
Roy Holder
Roy Holder
Barbara Keogh
Barbara Keogh
John Ringham
John Ringham
David Savile
David Savile
Bill Treacher
Bill Treacher
Derek Newark
Derek Newark
Christopher Timothy
Christopher T...
Edward Wilson
Edward Wilson
Jerome Willis
Jerome Willis
Stephen Yardley
Stephen Yardl...
Joseph Brady
Joseph Brady
Mary Healey
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