Ben Richards

Showtrial Preview and Q&A

Filmed and set around Bristol, BBC One's new drama Showtrial explores how prejudice, politics and the media distort the legal process, in a timely legal drama full of dark humour.

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).

BBC announces new legal drama Showtrial

The six-part series focuses on a trial that grips the nation and is at the centre of a media storm, putting a harsh spotlight on the victim, the accused and both their families.

The trial explores the disappearance of Hannah Ellis, a hard-working student and daughter of a single mum.

Following her disappearance, Talitha Campbell, an arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, is arrested and charged as the perpetrator.