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Accused

IMDB: 8.0

2010, 2 seasons to date

Crime / Drama

By Jimmy McGovern

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This anthology series written by Jimmy McGovern follows various characters as they await a verdict on their trial and reflect on how they came to be accused. Each of the episodes follows a different central character, with Christopher Eccleston, Benjamin Smith, Juliet Stevenson, Olivia Colman, Sean Bean, Sheridan Smith and Anne-Marie Duff among the actors to step into the dock.

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Season 1

  • Helen's Story

    Teenager Rob Ryland is killed when his fork lift truck collides with shelves which crush him,in the warehouse where he works. Rob's parents Helen and Frank start to become suspicious when they learn that Rob's boss,Alan Maxfield,has been instructed by his lawyer to hold back the body and that the depot's CCTV cameras were not working on that day. In addition to this,Michael, Rob's workmate tells Helen that Health and Safety training,contrary to Maxfield's assurances,were minimal. However the C.P.S. find they have insufficient evidence to prosecute Maxfield. Whilst ...

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  • Liam's Story

    Taxi driver Liam has an invalid wife and a gambling habit,which latter prevents him from buying a reward present for his daughter when she passes her exams.So he burgles a fare's house but becomes obsessed with the house owner,Emma,stealing the memory stick from her computer to learn more about her. He starts to arrange 'coincidental' meetings with her,claiming to be a widower and ending up in bed with her after he has exposed her boyfriend Neil as a married man. However a deadly showdown with Neil leads him to a court appearance as the accused.

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Season 2

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  • Stephen's Story

    Peter Cartwright engages Charlotte,a nurse,to tend his dying wife Katherine and,several months after Katherine's death,begins to date her,finally marrying her. Whilst Peter's younger son Dom gets on with her his brother,17-year-old Stephen,becomes obsessed with the idea that Charlotte killed his mother and is now trying to poison him. He hears voices from the television warning him but refuses to accept that he needs psychiatric help. Indeed when he goes on trial for trying to kill Charlotte,he clings to his story that it was self defence to prevent her killing him ...

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  • Tina's Story

    Stephen Cartwright begins his sentence at an under-staffed young offender unit where his wing officer is Tina Dakin. She is concerned at his withdrawn attitude and unsuccessfully attempts to prevent him from killing himself. When his father comes to visit his son Tina is instructed to tell him that everything is alright until the cause of death is confirmed. She had relayed her anxiety about Stephen to senior officer Frank who, being under pressure, did nothing, and now she regrets being involved in what will be a cover-up. Peter, however, sees her as the principal ...

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