New BBC show takes a look inside the Criminal Appeal Court



Lord Justice General,
Lord Carloway

A new show will afford viewers an inside look at the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary. The court came into being after a miscarriage of justice when Oscar Slater was wrongly convicted for murder in 1909. His case became a cause celebre which was supported by several eminent names including novelist Arthur Conan Doyle.

In Appeal Court: The End of the Line, the cameras focus on recent high profile cases that have been dealt with in the historic chamber. With unique access, the programme features the cases involving a murder in Peebles, a hitmen killing in Glasgow and a ‘Breaking Bad’ style drug-dealing operation in Paisley.

In addition to showing significant sections of the appeal hearings, the programme also features interviews with the lawyers acting for both the defence and the Crown who shed light on the intricacies of the process.