No one explores the human cost of crime and punishment with more depth and resonance than Lynda La Plante, creator of the critically lauded Prime Suspect. In this Law & Order-like British series, La Plante follows cases from the commission of the crime to the trial of the accused. She examines grueling, pressure-packed police investigations in all their gritty detail-the sudden insight that can crack a case and the careless mistake that can jeopardize justice. Going behind closed doors, she reveals the strategies of both prosecution and defense as they maneuver toward a final verdict.
With its first-rate cast, innovative direction, and daring storytelling, Trial & Retribution ratchets up suspense at every turn. No emotions are spared, and no characters emerge unscathed in this unflinching detective drama. 4 episodes, 4 DVDs, approx. 804 minutes.
When five-year-old Julie Harris goes missing from the playground of a public housing project in East London, the police launch a desperate search that brings results too late. DS Michael Walker joins DI Pat North in the su
- Interview with creator Lynda La Plante
- Biography of Lynda La Plante
- Glossary of terms
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"So damn addictive that you can't stop watching them"--Film.com
"Absolutely gripping, all the way down the line"--DVD Talk
"Gritty crime-drama series"--Evening Standard (London)
"Superior to Law & Orde
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Editing (Fiction/Entertainment, 1998)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Original Television Music (1998)
Royal Television Society Award (UK) Nomination for Best Single Drama (1998)