The Verdict, coming soon to BBC 2 television, where a celebrity jury decide a rape case. The jury comprises Lord ARcher, Sarah Payne’s mother, Honor Blackman, Stan Collymore, Patsy Palmer, Michael Portillo, Ingrid Tarrant, Jennifer Ellison (nope, me neither), Jacqueline Gold, Alex James, MegaMan (nope, me neither), Dominic McVey (coyly listed as an entrepreneur). It’s unscripted with a real judge, real barristers, and only fictitious witnesses.
Already this offends me on many levels.
The more that is commissioned, the more TV moves beyond satire.