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Tony Robinson’s Crime & Punishment, C4 (2008)
Originally broadcast 1st June – 22nd June
Episode 1 "Feud Glorious Feud"
The exuberant presenter hosts a new series examining the origins of the British judicial system, and the punishments awaiting criminals who fell foul of it. This first programme examines the surprisingly sophisticated series of laws established by King Alfred in the first millennium AD, when Anglo Saxon family feuds often ended in bloodshed.
Episode 2 – “Guilty as Charred”
The Presenter discovers how a turbulent 150 years have left Britain with professional judges, trial by jury and a set of laws for the entire country. He visits a town where Norman ideas inspired punishments for modern-day Asbo offenders, and finds out how a muddy field in Surrey changed international legal history.
Episode 3 – “New King On The Block”
This week, Tony examines the reign of Henry VII, whose marital problems cast Britain adrift from Europe and changed the course of legal history. He also finds out why judges wear wigs and why Parliament cut a king's head off.
Episode 4 - "Have I Got Noose for You"
The exuberant presenter concludes his series looking at the origins of the British judicial system, investigating how decisive political power was finally handed over to the voting majority, and examining the industrious 18th century - a time when property was king, and more than 200 offences could result in capital punishment. Last In Series.
Technical summary (files 1, 2 & 4):
Video: DivX, 704 x 396, 25 fps @ 1200 kbs
Audio: MPE3 Audio, Stereo, 48000 Hz @ 160 kbs
Technical summary (file 3)
Video: DivX, 560 x 304, 25 fps @ 939 kbs
Audio: MP3 Audio, Stereo, 48000 Hz @ 132 kbs
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