The Jury (2002)

Season 1 Episode 2

Episode Two

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 24, 2002 on ITV
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As the second day of the highly publicized trial begins, the jurors encounter the media hype and Duvinder suffers abuse from one of the prison wardens.

After a sleepless night, Jeremy finally tells his wife Fiona that he came face to face with Mark Waters – the man who caused them financial ruin and wrecked their lives. She is equally as thirsty for revenge. Marcia reluctantly calls her mother back in and stresses to her the routine Joy follows each day. The priests at the seminary pray for Charles, who is getting further away from the priesthood as he spends every court break calling people to try and find Isobel. Elsie begins feeling a pain in her forehead as she arrives. Rose and Johnnie greet each other as the morning session begins.

Lewis' harsh prosecution continues as he gathers evidence from people who saw Duvinder on the morning of the murder. They support the theory that Duvinder stole a sword from a Sikh temple, hurried along to the heath where he waited for Maher and killed him. Afterwards, it appears, Duvinder threw his uniform into the river, shaved off his hair and attempted to catch a train away where he was apprehended. Lewis shows the jurors pictures of the dead body which was found by a woman walking her dog. QC Cording attempts to rebut the witnesses but the jurors pre-conceptions are going to be hard to change.

As the court is adjourned for lunch, Rose and Johnnie decide to get away from the courtrooms. In a quiet café, the conversation soon turns away from the trial and towards them. It is clear that a mutual attraction is growing. Jeremy sees Mark in the crowd and punches him hard. On recognition, Mark admits he is in the wrong and does not press charges. The two men go to eat where Mark admits he knew the stock was going to fall but never got around to telling Jeremy to sell. Elsie eats with Charles, who tells her why he does not want to be a priest – he believes that priests are not qualified to counsel people as they are twisted with regret about the decisions they made.

As court returns, Lewis calls a paramedic who informs the jurors of the wounds on Maher's body. A lollipop man testifies that he saw blood on Duvinder's shirt as he ran past. But was it just Duvinder's red school tie? A policeman testifies that Duvinder was calm after he was arrested and not once tried to proclaim his innocence or explain why he was on the heath.

After court adjourns, Cording and his aides speak to Duvinder's parents. They have two helpful pieces of evidence. One is a school counselor, who Duvinder spoke to often. She is willing to testify to his good character. The other is an assault that occurred on the heath the same morning, which was never linked to Maher's death but could reveal another suspect. However, Duvinder's parents are more interested in the fact that their son was seeing a counselor.

Elsie heads to the doctor. Her regular doctor is away and she is given a Pakistani instead. He informs her that she will need to undergo surgery, which can be fit in around her jury hours. She has no-one to accompany her there.

Charles hurries off to see his old friend Sebastian, whom he used to work for, in the hope of finding his one true love. At first, Sebastian thinks that Charles is looking for his job back but Charles tells him the truth - he wants to get back together with Isobel, whom he walked out on. However the news is not what he expected – Sebastian and Isobel are now seeing each other.

Johnnie and Rose farewell each other and head home separately. While Johnnie prays, Rose cooks for her husband. He finds other clothes in her bag and is suspicious.

The Maher boys gather pictures of all the jurors and decide Marcia is the first one they will pressure into providing a verdict of guilty.

Peter's wife celebrates her birthday but once again the conversation turns to Peter's trial. As they discuss the information, Marion's parents fancy themselves amateur detectives and begin investigating the evidence.

Marcia returns home to find that Ruby completely changed Joy's routine and has left the house messy but the babysitter is still sick and Marcia has no choice but to keep her around. Later that night, a brick smashes through Marcia's window and she receives a phone call telling her that, for the sake of her family, she had better vote guilty.moreless

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Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

Warren Murphy, Juror #7

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

Matt Dineen

Matt Dineen

Skinhead

Guest Star

Jim Dunk

Jim Dunk

DCI Shand

Guest Star

Richard Buss

Richard Buss

Laurie Thorpe

Guest Star

Leo Gregory

Leo Gregory

Ally Maher

Recurring Role

Billy Scott

Billy Scott

John Maher [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Fiona Gillies

Fiona Gillies

Fiona Crawford

Recurring Role

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