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Crown Court was courtroom drama which ran between 1972 to 1984 and shown in the afternoons on ITV where it was produced by Granada Television. A court case in the Crown Court of the fictional town of Fulchester would typically be played out over three weekdays in half-hour episodes. Although those involved in the case were actors, the jury was made up of members of the general public from the local Granada Television area and it was this jury alone which decided the verdict
LONG HAIRED LEFTIE: REGINA v DOWD
Synopsis: Student Donald Dowd picketed at an unofficial strike which nearly resulted in the closing-down of a newspaper. When a lorry was damaged and the driver hurt while trying to break the picket line Dowd was accused of being a ringleader and arrested. He is now on trial charged with intimidation and illegal picketing. The court must decide whether he is genuinely concerned with the plight of the working class or whether he is just another parasite.
Cast: William Mervyn (Mr Justice Campbell) - David Ashford (Charles Lotterby) - Bernard Brown (Andrew Logan QC) - Ronald Pember (Arthur Barratt) - John Comer (Sergeant Kershaw) - Sheila Burrell (Dr Germaine Elwes) - David Calder (Donald Dowd) - Derek Hockridge (Clerk of Court) - Dave Mobley (Jury Foreman) - Peter Wheeler (Court Reporter).
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