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Criminal Justice 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2008–2009)
Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.
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2009   2008  
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Series cast summary:
Ben Whishaw ...  Ben Coulter 5 episodes, 2008
Maxine Peake ...  Juliet Miller 5 episodes, 2009
Bill Paterson ...  Harry Box 5 episodes, 2008
Alice Sykes ...  Ella Miller 5 episodes, 2009
Con O'Neill ...  Stone / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Juliet Aubrey ...  Mary Coulter 5 episodes, 2008
Rupert Procter Rupert Procter ...  Dominic Rose 5 episodes, 2009
Zoe Telford ...  Anna Klein 5 episodes, 2009
Joe Dixon ...  Robert Lloyd 5 episodes, 2008
David Westhead ...  Barry Coulter 5 episodes, 2008
Denis Lawson ...  DCI Bill Faber 5 episodes, 2009
Steven Mackintosh ...  DI Chris Sexton 5 episodes, 2009
Kate Hardie ...  DS Flo Sexton 5 episodes, 2009
Sophie Okonedo ...  Jack Woolf 5 episodes, 2009
Nadine Marshall ...  Norma Fredericks 5 episodes, 2009
Eddie Marsan ...  Saul 5 episodes, 2009
Pete Postlethwaite ...  Hooch 4 episodes, 2008
Pooky Quesnel ...  Alicia Rose / ... 4 episodes, 2009
Jaye Griffiths ...  Helen Marlowe 3 episodes, 2008
Ruth Negga ...  Melanie Lloyd / ... 3 episodes, 2008
David Harewood ...  Freddie Graham 4 episodes, 2008
Nicholas Farrell ...  Painter 4 episodes, 2008
Vineeta Rishi ...  Frances Kapoor / ... 4 episodes, 2008
John Hodgkinson John Hodgkinson ...  Rogers 4 episodes, 2008
Madeleine Rakic-Platt Madeleine Rakic-Platt ...  Kate Rose 4 episodes, 2009
Ian Peck ...  Milroy 4 episodes, 2008
Sam Alexander Sam Alexander ...  PC Jeary 4 episodes, 2008
Richenda Carey ...  Judge Ira 4 episodes, 2008
Johann Myers ...  Roland Roy 4 episodes, 2008
Darrell D'Silva ...  Quick 4 episodes, 2008
Craig Gazey ...  Flitcroft 4 episodes, 2008
Bradley Gardner Bradley Gardner ...  Bright 4 episodes, 2008
Daren Elliott Holmes Daren Elliott Holmes ...  Man at Petrol Station / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Blondell Taylor Blondell Taylor ...  Court Clerk 4 episodes, 2008
Clara Onyemere Clara Onyemere ...  PO Jill Laidlaw 3 episodes, 2009
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Joe Miller 3 episodes, 2009
Ike Hamilton ...  PC Trussler 3 episodes, 2009
Warren Brown ...  PO Gibby 3 episodes, 2009
Adam Deacon ...  Drug Dealer 3 episodes, 2009
Garry Cooper ...  Ruddock 3 episodes, 2008
Michael Cochrane ...  Felix Crane 3 episodes, 2009
Guy Henry ...  Nick Holloway 3 episodes, 2009
Lindsay Duncan ...  Alison Slaughter 2 episodes, 2008
Charlie Creed-Miles ...  Simon Ticehurst / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Marie-France Alvarez ...  Carmen 2 episodes, 2009
Seroca Davis ...  Lizzie Smith 2 episodes, 2008
Ony Uhiara Ony Uhiara ...  Lola 2 episodes, 2009
David Annen ...  Hugo Curry 2 episodes, 2008
Alan McKenna ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2009
Marsali Stewart Marsali Stewart ...  PO Sam Brewer 2 episodes, 2009
Hugh Hayes Hugh Hayes ...  Court Usher 2 episodes, 2009
Grant Russell ...  Dr. Callaghan / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Tom Knight ...  Court Clerk 2 episodes, 2009
Jodie McNee ...  Angela 2 episodes, 2009
Dominic Letts Dominic Letts ...  Charles Willis / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Keeley Forsyth Keeley Forsyth ...  Jane Grady 2 episodes, 2009
Luke de Woolfson ...  Stuart Napier 2 episodes, 2008
Helen Griffin ...  Katherine 2 episodes, 2009
Christian Roe Christian Roe ...  John 2 episodes, 2009
Clare Burt Clare Burt ...  Nurse Hulme 2 episodes, 2008
Naomi Capron Naomi Capron ...  Court Usher / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Toby Alexander Toby Alexander ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Uriel Emil ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2009
Davood Ghadami Davood Ghadami ...  Josh Hughes 2 episodes, 2009
Judy Norman Judy Norman ...  Hart 2 episodes, 2008
Daniel Betts ...  Prison Governor 2 episodes, 2009
Jake Curran ...  Bracewell 2 episodes, 2008
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Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

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One man's journey through the criminal justice system of Britain.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The Night of (2016) is an American remake of this series. See more »

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Referenced in The Candyman Legacy with Tony Todd (2015) See more »

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Almost unbearably tense
28 December 2020 | by peterjamessharpeSee all my reviews

When I first saw this in 2008 (the first series) it was the first TV drama I had ever seen which immediately made me buy the DVD so that I could watch it again. The first ten minutes probably wouldn't hook American audiences, but as soon as the guilty verdict was passed I could feel my stomach dropping to the floor. It was the inevitability of getting dragged into the criminality of the prison system and the vulnerability of all those who aren't equipped to keep their heads above water by means of sheer brutality. I wasn't convinced by the authenticity of Con O'Neill's portrayal of a solicitor employed within the rather starchy UK justice system, but his performance was so utterly compelling that I'll forgive that minor deviation. David Harewood was evil incarnate, yet chose understated, intelligent, brooding menace for his character, rather than what could have been a comic book portrayal of a prison kingpin. By the end of it I felt emotionally shattered and it's certainly put me off going to prison.

Seriously, this should be made compulsory viewing for wayward teenagers, although not for any who are awaiting their day in court.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2008 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 parts) | (2 parts) (2011) (season 1) | (total run time)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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