Accused Season 1
S01 E01Nov 15, 2010
Willy's Story Nov 15, 2010 Married to Carmel with three children, plumber Willy Houlihan is all set to leave his family for his girl-friend Michelle when his daughter Laura announces her forthcoming wedding. Though Laura's in-laws are well off,as a point of pride Willy is determined to pay for the reception but,when a client goes bust and the cheque he paid Willy bounces,Willy finds himself with no funds. Then he finds twenty thousand pounds in the back of a taxi and doubles it at the casino before returning the original sum next day,only to learn that the owners of the money beat up and killed the taxi driver. The taxi firm's receptionist is hostile and,when the police tell Willy the notes are counterfeit and accuse him of forgery,she refuses to recognise him. Taken to court he is doubly punished as his Not Guilty plea is rejected and Carmel finds out about Michelle.
S01 E02Nov 22, 2010
Frankie's Story Nov 22, 2010 Young Frankie Nash joins the army to get off an assault charge and is sent to Afghanistan with best mate Peter. Peter has only joined up to impress his war hero father and goes to pieces under fire. Consequently he is subject to merciless harassment from bullying Lance Corporal Buckley who humiliates him constantly until he can take no more and blows his own brains out. Buckley rationalises to Frankie by claiming that Peter's cowardice put lives at risk and,to spare his parents pain,tells them their son died in action,though Peter's father is unconvinced. Frankie attempts to expose Buckley but in vain and ends up in court on a murder charge.
S01 E03Nov 29, 2010
Helen's Story Nov 29, 2010 Teenager Rob Ryland is killed when his fork lift truck collides with shelves which crush him,in the warehouse where he works. Rob's parents Helen and Frank start to become suspicious when they learn that Rob's boss,Alan Maxfield,has been instructed by his lawyer to hold back the body and that the depot's CCTV cameras were not working on that day. In addition to this,Michael, Rob's workmate tells Helen that Health and Safety training,contrary to Maxfield's assurances,were minimal. However the C.P.S. find they have insufficient evidence to prosecute Maxfield. Whilst Frank turns to drink,Helen becomes obsessive about obtaining justice for her son,leading to her appearing in court where events do not turn out entirely for the worst.
S01 E04Dec 6, 2010
Liam's Story Dec 6, 2010 Taxi driver Liam has an invalid wife and a gambling habit,which latter prevents him from buying a reward present for his daughter when she passes her exams.So he burgles a fare's house but becomes obsessed with the house owner,Emma,stealing the memory stick from her computer to learn more about her. He starts to arrange 'coincidental' meetings with her,claiming to be a widower and ending up in bed with her after he has exposed her boyfriend Neil as a married man. However a deadly showdown with Neil leads him to a court appearance as the accused.
S01 E05Dec 13, 2010
Kenny's Story Dec 13, 2010 After his little girl is molested in a park crematorium attendant Kenny,with his friends Gordon and Neil,assaults the man answering the culprit's description. But the man dies and Kenny's attempts to lie to the police about his whereabouts only arouse the further suspicions of dogged inspector Warren. A professional encounter with the dead man's widow increases Kenny's unease,which is topped by the knowledge that the man he killed was not the child molester. A further revelation comes to light before the trio stand trial for murder.
S01 E06Dec 20, 2010
Alison's Story Dec 20, 2010 Special needs teacher Alison Wade and her unemployed house husband David are drifting apart and, whilst she initially rejects the advances of charming work colleague Ben, David does not believe her when he discovers that she failed to attend a teachers' conference and accuses her of having an affair. As the marriage falls apart, a bitter custody battle for the Wades' children leads to David's policeman father employing dirty tricks to discredit Alison and her appearance in court as the accused. She will need to keep very calm in order to clear her name.