An Asian girl is seriously assaulted and a young, black man stands accused. He claims they were lovers, but there is nothing to support this claim as the victim lies in a coma. The jury are directed to return a unanimous verdict, but prejudices and personal confrontations result in a very dysfunctional group, who look unlikely to reach an amicable accord. Alliances form, but discord prevails.
Set in the Old Bailey, the trial pitches the best prosecution barrister in the land against an inexperienced opponent, as the racial and religious nuances make this a case his more experienced colleagues don’t want.
Is it feasible that a jury can reach a decision based entirely on what is heard in the courtroom? The Verdict asks this very question.