The Crown Prosecution Service is often under scrutiny for its decision-making. Now for the very first time the CPS has allowed cameras in. Filmed over 18 months with prosecutors in Merseyside, Cheshire and the South East, including the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, this ground-breaking series The Prosecutors goes behind the scenes to reveal how our criminal justice system really works and what it takes to secure a conviction. Each episode focuses on a different part of the process, following prosecutions and those involved in the case from start to finish.
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- Play judge and jury with our interactive experience 'What's your verdict?'
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- View episodes within the series and relevant free materials for topics raised in the programme.
The Prosecutors was first broadcast on BBC4 on Wednesday 24th February 2016; and is being repeated in March 2018. For further broadcast details, and to watch online where available, please visit the BBC programme pages.