Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.
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Peter Wheeler ...
 Court Reporter / ... 417 episodes, 1972-1984
Joseph Berry ...
 Court Usher / ... 257 episodes, 1972-1979
Richard Colson ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... 178 episodes, 1972-1979
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

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The theme tune to the show was "Distant Hills". It was released as the B side to Simon Park Orchestra's UK Number 1 single "Eye Level". See more »

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Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #3.3 (2007) See more »

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Composed by Leos Janacek
[Opening theme tune]
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'when our cameras return ...'
2 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

'Crown Court' was superior daytime television throughout the 1970s, which is when I first saw it as a child, fascinated by the whole process and mesmerised by the cases and the acting.

Now rediscovering it thirty years on, it still feels relevant, and although some stories are contrived and rather simplistic, there are excellent cast appearances from the likes of Richard Wilson, John Barron, William Mervyn, Maureen Lipman, Mervyn Johns, TP McKenna, Ronald Lewis, Graham Crowden, and many more. The cases, running over three half-hour episodes, with a verdict 'from members of the public serving as a jury', keep the tension running as well as being easy enough to drop in and out of.

Quality drama then, sometimes with a touch of humour, especially from the actors playing the judges and prosecuting and defence counsels, bickering over points of court protocol. Entertainment without being dumbed down, and well worth watching even after all these years.


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