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Crown Court 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (1972–1984)
Courtroom drama, each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode, a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Wheeler Peter Wheeler ...  Court Reporter / ... 421 episodes, 1972-1984
Joseph Berry Joseph Berry ...  Court Usher / ... 259 episodes, 1972-1979
Richard Colson Richard Colson ...  Clerk of the Court / ... 179 episodes, 1972-1979
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Courtroom drama, each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode, a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

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The theme song of the show was "Distant Hills". It was released as the B side to Simon Park Orchestra's U.K. number one single "Eye Level". See more »

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Referenced in Rumpole of the Bailey: Rumpole and the Man of God (1979) See more »

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Distant Hills
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Composed by Cliff Twemlow (as Peter Reno) and Simon Park (as Simon Haseley)
[Closing theme tune]
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'when our cameras return ...'
2 October 2008 | by didi-5See all my reviews

'Crown Court' was superior daytime television throughout the 1970s, which is when I first saw it as a child, fascinated by the whole process and mesmerised by the cases and the acting.

Now rediscovering it thirty years on, it still feels relevant, and although some stories are contrived and rather simplistic, there are excellent cast appearances from the likes of Richard Wilson, John Barron, William Mervyn, Maureen Lipman, Mervyn Johns, TP McKenna, Ronald Lewis, Graham Crowden, and many more. The cases, running over three half-hour episodes, with a verdict 'from members of the public serving as a jury', keep the tension running as well as being easy enough to drop in and out of.

Quality drama then, sometimes with a touch of humour, especially from the actors playing the judges and prosecuting and defence counsels, bickering over points of court protocol. Entertainment without being dumbed down, and well worth watching even after all these years.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

クラウン・コート See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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