Crown Court: Season 4, Episode 66

Marathon (9 Aug. 1975)

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John Barron ...
Joseph Berry ...
Micheal Byrne ...
Mjcheal Lucas
James Cairncross ...
Prof. Samual Bonar
Hilary Hardiman ...
Ann Nickleson
Derek Hockridge ...
Marcella Markham ...
Dr. Harrelet McCausland
John Moffatt ...
Adam Honeycombe
Gillian Raine ...
Sylvla Merton
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Joan Carmichael
Peter Wheeler ...
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18 year old Benjamin Merton killed himself shortly after taking part in a "marathon" psychological encounter group. The prosecution claim that he was pushed to suicide by the reckless management of this activity by psychotherapist Michael Lucas. They say he should have been aware that a person with Benjamin's fragile psychological state was quite unsuitable for such treatment. Lucas now finds himself on trial for manslaughter. However he and his defence team argue that his techniques were very successful and that Benjamin's suicide was a heavily influenced by his relationship with his mother. In addition a devastating revelation she made just before his death may have tipped him over the edge. Written by Alan Briscoe

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