The Jury (2002)

Season 1 Episode 3

Episode Three

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 03, 2002 on ITV
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Duvinder's father prays as his son is taken to court. Rose wakes and attempts not to wake her husband. She packs her bag with the clothes she plans to change into, but doesn't realize Len has seen her. He cancels his appointments at work and follows her to the trial. He enters the court and sees her sitting with Johnnie.

Jeremy's son notices the bruises on his father's hand. He admits to his wife that he punched Mark and she is happy.

Marcia gets her glass fixed and continues fighting with her mother, who wants them to come and stay with her for the duration of the trial. Marcia refuses, because she was put into care as a child and doesn't want to have to return to her mother's home which could be in any kind of state. A package arrives and inside it is a dead rat, a drawing of Duvinder being hanged and the word ‘GUILTY'.

Marcia goes to see the Judge and, on learning that the only other option is to call a mistrial, agrees to stay on and live with her mother until the trial is over. She is not allowed to tell the other jurors of what has happened. The Judge decides to inform the police and informs the lawyers that if any other juror is threatened, a mistrial will be called. Neither lawyer wants this – Cording wants to get Duvinder out of jail, and Lewis has personal needs to attend to. It is clear that there is a friendly rivalry between them.

Court resumes. Lewis calls his last witness – Dr. Emma McGlade, a forensic pathologist. She tells him that the loss of blood would have caused immediate death and she estimates the time of death at 9 AM, same as the others have. The wounds are, she believes, consistent with the sword but it is unusual that the blows came from a variety of angles. This means either there was more than one assailant or that the attacker had great strength and martial arts training. She says that it was a random, frenzied attack but is unsure that it was someone with a lot of anger toward that particular person. Cording cross-examines her and claims that she is not an expert on martial arts and it could very well be a random and wild assault. Cording tells her something she doesn't know – Duvinder had been inflicted with an injury of his right shoulder and did not have the strength to complete one overhead swing, let alone several. The injury was caused by the victim, John Maher, himself. The prosecution rests their case. Rose and Johnnie head to lunch at their café. She tells him that she wants to forget what is home for a few hours. Johnnie believes that all the jurors want to escape – if they had a happy home life, they would find a way to get out of doing jury duty. Rose believes they may just feel it is right to do service, or they may just be curious. Johnnie tells her that they are all bored and unfulfilled and they want change, escape, adventure and rescue. They kiss at the table, once only. Len sees them do this and walks off. Charles finds Isobel. He asks why she didn't tell him she was with Sebastian and Isobel tells him how bad she felt when he left her for God. He wants to come back to her, but she tells him it is too late. Elsie meets with her doctor, who is a Sikh. Discussing the trial, she tells him that she thinks the boy is innocent but does not tell him she is a juror. Dr. Nirmal asks her if she has any blood relations – she may need a transplant. Cording and his second-in-command, Mr. De Jersey, meet with Duvinder. He is going to tell his evidence in the afternoon session, but he worries that they have lost the trial. Cording informs him that a psychopath named Thomas Haines was arrested for an attack on the heath the day before Maher's death. A jogger, Maria de Silva, who was assaulted on the same day as Maher, has identified Haines as the man who assaulted her. He was on the heath that day and could very well have been the one who killed Maher. Cording's assistant, Tariq Shah, meets with the woman but she refuses to go to court and prove the link. Duvinder takes the stand, against much protesting by John Maher's brothers. After establishing his good character, Cording asks him about his life. Duvinder admits that Maher and his friends had bullied him at school for years. They were very violent to him, and once pulled his arm out of his socket to stop him playing cricket. Clearly, all the jurors are affected by this. Duvinder admits that he got asthma, his results in school dropped and he was wetting his bed. He tells how he stole the sword, went to the heath and waited for Maher. However, he had an attack of conscience, dropped the sword and ran off. Duvinder threw away his school clothes, into the river, and removed his turban and had his hair cut – to distance himself from why he had been bullied. Unknowingly, he removed the shirt – the only evidence that would prove his innocence, if it had no blood on it. He denies killing Maher. The Judge suggests leaving Lewis' cross-examination until morning and court adjourns.

Mark catches up to Jeremy as he leaves, suggesting a way to get his money back. Jeremy refuses to listen but Mark gives him his card and says that he won't be at the court anymore, as his trial is over but Jeremy should call him.

Len follows Johnnie home and takes note of his address. That night, he and Rose have a candlelight dinner. They discuss unfaithful wives, but Rose tells him people often examine other people but usually realise just how lucky they are.

Peter and Marion prepare to have a dinner without Marion's parents, but they arrive at the door. Marion's father thinks Duvinder is guilty and that juries are unnecessary as all they do is add in emotions, instinct and intuition. He thinks that magistrates should go by evidence alone. He also wants to play detective by finding the uniform. Peter thinks it will not be found unless the entire canal was drained. As they leave, Marion's mother apologizes for barging in. Outside, they find Peter's car has been vandalised and the word ‘GUILTY' has been written on it. The Maher brothers have found their next target…moreless

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    Paul Reynolds

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    William Hoyland

    William Hoyland

    Hector, Juror #10

    Nina Sosanya

    Nina Sosanya

    Marcia Thomas, Juror #4

    Nicholas Farrell

    Nicholas Farrell

    Jeremy Crawford, Juror #5

    Helen McCrory

    Helen McCrory

    Rose Davies, Juror #2

    Sylvia Syms

    Sylvia Syms

    Elsie Beamish, Juror #6

    Nick Bartlett

    Nick Bartlett

    Prison Officer

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    Paul Bhattacharjee

    Paul Bhattacharjee

    Dr. Nirmal

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    Isabel Brook

    Isabel Brook

    Isobel Fitzsimmons

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    Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan

    Michael Colchester

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    Ellen Thomas

    Ruby Thomas

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    Mark Strong

    Mark Strong

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