The Innocence Project

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Episode 8

    Aired 2/6/07

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    Episode 7

    Aired 1/30/07

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Episode 6

    Aired 1/23/07

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Episode 5

    Aired 12/7/06

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Episode 4

    Aired 11/30/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Graham

    Andrew Lucas

  • Luke Treadaway

    Adam Solomons

  • Lloyd Owen

    Professor Jon Ford

  • Christine Bottomley

    Sarah Shawcross

  • Ruth Bradley

    Beth McNair

  • show Description
  • Law dramas are always full of delicious tension, and the BBC One series is no exception. Well-acted and well-written, The Innocence Project centers around a group of fiercely dedicated law students who take on forgotten and unwanted pro bono cases for clients who were possibly wrongfully convicted. Part law drama and part investigative suspense, this series spotlights the flaws in the system.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Nick: It's not that I don't appreciate you, y'know, thinking of me, but... Ford: It's an interesting case. Nick: It's three hundred years old! Ford: Almost four, and yet, still relevant. Nick: How? A law that's been rescinded, a persecution that would be indefensible in contemporary law. Ford: You think? Nick: I'm pretty sure, unless Parliament's tagging a witchcraft amendment onto the next criminal justice act. Ford: No. You're right. Legally unsubstantiated accusations, no right for the defendant to see all the evidence against them, expert witnesses peddling quasi-science, and public hysteria. Thank God we moved on.

    • Ford: (to Kerr) You can't blame the police for not doing their job, if you spend your time trying to make it harder. You can't blame the system if you're not prepared to back it up. It's about rights and responsibilities; it works both ways. "Because everybody does," isn't a justification, it's a tired excuse. None of us live in a vacuum, and most of us don't want to.

    • Rhiannan: A lot of my heroes spent time in prison. Beth: Mine too. Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi. Rhiannan: Pete Doherty.

    • Beth: Not helping is not illegal. Sarah: It is in some places, in Minnesota it's mandatory to assist a person in an emergency. Nick: In Minnesota it's mandatory to marry your cousins. Adam: That's Mississippi, and it's only a tradition.

    • Eve: No court would allow a jury to hear about Marsh's sexual history. Not now, not anymore. Ford: And even if they did allow it, I wouldn't. Look, it doesn't matter about Marsh's sexual history; it doesn't matter if she slept with the London Fire Brigade. If she conducts herself within the law, she has a right to its protection. This is about consent. If it wasn't present, and Carey knew it wasn't present, then it is rape, pure and simple. Beth: What happened to, "our job is to ask the questions?" Ford: Your job is to ask the right questions.

    • Andrew: You all right? Sarah: I didn't sleep last night. Andrew: Why not? Nick: Adam's an idiot. Andrew: I've lost sleep over that myself.

    • Nick: (of wanting to be a doctor) It was the gurney-pushing, defibrillator-charging, white coat-wearing part that attracted me. Beth: Okay, did you want to be a real doctor, or a TV doctor? Nick: Whatever got me more nurses, I guess.

    • Beth: Brain fingerprinting has been accepted in Iowa. Ford: In Iowa they burn coal to produce biofuel, and tell everyone it's a solution.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music Featured: "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse.

    • Featured Music: "When You Were Young" by The Killers "Patience" by Take That

    Allusions (2)

    • Sarah: (of a ouija board) What questions did you ask? Andrew: Erm, 1966 – did the ball cross the line? This is a reference to the 1966 Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup final where a controversial call, that the ball crossed the line into the goal, resulted in England's first and to date only World Cup win.

    • Ford: Drugs and knives. Unless someone ate babies that day, he must have made the front of The Mail. This is most likely a reference to the Daily Mail, one of the highest selling tabloids in the U.K.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Too bad it took 'til the end of the series for everything to click.

    By layle1, Jun 03, 2007

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