Join the RTS on Wednesday 27 October for this exclusive behind the scenes look at BBC One's upcoming drama Showtrial.
Speaking with host Yasmin Evans are the creator and writer, Ben Richards, director Zara Hayes and stars Celine Bucken (Talitha Campbell) and Tracy Ifeachor (Cleo Roberts).
When Talitha Campbell, the estranged daughter of a wealthy property developer, is charged with conspiring to murder fellow university student Hannah Ellis, the trial that follows places victim and accused - and their families - in the eye of a media storm. Into that storm enters Cleo Roberts, the duty solicitor on the night of Talitha’s arrest. Refusing her father’s help, Talitha wants Cleo to lead her defence against a prosecution weaponising Talitha’s gender as well as her social privilege against her.
From arrest to verdict, Cleo and defence vie with the prosecution to convince us of the truth about Talitha: Damaged scapegoat? Or cold-blooded killer?
Filmed and set around Bristol, Showtrial explores how prejudice, politics and the media distort the legal process, in a timely legal drama full of dark humour.
Showtrial (5x60’) is produced by World Productions (in association with ITV Studios) for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Christopher Hall (Bloodlands, The Durrells) is producer. Executive Producers are Simon Heath (Line of Duty, The Pembrokeshire Murders) for World Productions, Mona Qureshi (Sitting in Limbo; Call The Midwife) for the BBC and Ben Richards. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer. ITV Studios are distributing internationally.