Crown Court (1972–1984)

A Swinging Couple: Part 1 

This unusual trial centres on an alleged assault in the courtroom at the end of another case. Harold Phillips is accused of striking his wife at the close of a trial where her new partner, ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Draycott

Writer:

Brian Clark

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Andy Abrahams Andy Abrahams ... Jury Foreman (as Andrew Abrahams)
Michael Cadman Michael Cadman ... Barry Willard
Timothy Carlton ... Jeremy Halstead
Basil Dignam ... The Hon Mr Justice Poynter
Terrence Hardiman ... Stephen Harvesty
Bryan Marshall ... Harold Phillips
David Miller David Miller ... Mark Grimshaw
Carl Rae ... Court Usher
Martin Scott Martin Scott ... Clerk of Court
Susan Tebbs Susan Tebbs ... June Phillips
Peter Wheeler Peter Wheeler ... Court Reporter
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Storyline

This unusual trial centres on an alleged assault in the courtroom at the end of another case. Harold Phillips is accused of striking his wife at the close of a trial where her new partner, barrister Jeremy Halstead, had been prosecuting. The prosecution he struck her in anger. Phillips does not deny that he was annoyed at the break-up of his marriage and that he wanted to speak to Halstead. However he insists his wife ran towards him and collided with him by accident. The defendant decides to take over from his own counsel and the case reveals a tale of open relationships and "wife-swapping" parties. Written by Alan Briscoe

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Drama

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Release Date:

8 March 1977 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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