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The Witness for the Prosecution

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Romaine, whose testimony was the one hope to save Leonard from the gallows, has turned on him, leaving Mayhew's case hopeless and Leonard's fatal verdict imminent. Nonetheless Mayhew's firm belief in Leonard's innocence spurs him on with a steely conviction. Mayhew desperately tries to discredit Romaine and even to lay the blame on Emily's obsessive housekeeper Janet, whose word is the bulwark of evidence keeping Leonard behind bars. His efforts stall, leaving Mayhew on the verge of defeat. But there is another, shadowy player in this vicious game, one who turns the entire case on its head and changes both his and Leonard's life forever. Show less

Contributors

John Mayhew:
Toby Jones
Romaine Heilger:
Andrea Riseborough
Emily French:
Kim Cattrall
Sir Charles Carter:
David Haig
Janet McIntyre:
Monica Dolan
Leonard Vole:
Billy Howle
Sir Hugo Meredith:
Tim McMullan
Alice Mayhew:
Hayley Carmichael
Detective Breem:
Dorian Lough
Justice Greville Parris:
Robert East
Clifford Starling:
Andrew Havill
Parslow KC:
Nick Sampson
Christine Moffat:
Miranda Nolan
Stage Manager:
Paul Dallison
Producer:
Colin Wrattan
Production Company:
Mammoth Screen

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