Behind Closed Doors by Clara Glynn

bookshelves: winter-20142015, legal-courtcase, published-2014, radio-4

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from November 29 to December 04, 2014

Episode 1: A Bad Night Out: Following a drunken altercation in a town centre a man has been arrested and held in police custody overnight. But the events of that night are disputed and the case explores whether the police acted improperly and gave evidence that was not entirely accurate. Is there a case for paying compensation?

Episode 2: Excluded: Thirteen year-old Cassius Young has been excluded from his Academy school in Croyden. He has been accused of bringing a knife onto the premises and persistently breaking school rules. This drama takes us into a ‘School Exclusion Hearing’ where the school governors hear testimony from Cassius, his mother, the headmaster and other staff. The school will decide whether the exclusion should be permanent. Rebecca represents Cassius at the hearing.

Episode 3: Catastrophic Injury: The last in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Jane Gibson is fighting for compensation from an NHS Hospital, claiming that because of negligence by the midwife during childbirth her baby was born with Cerebral Palsy. Set in court, Rebecca Nyman is representing the hospital in what is an emotionally charged hearing for both sides. The compensation award is crucial for the mother to offset the additional costs she will have to ensure the best care for her son.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

Clara Glynn is a writer/director with extensive experience in drama and documentary production.


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