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Drama series. Defence lawyer Maya can finally uncover the truth of an old miscarriage of justice, while husband Nick will go to any lengths to conceal the truth about his own past.

For the past twenty years Maya Cobbina has defended Rudy Jones, a man falsely imprisoned for murder. Today he is to be executed by lethal injection in Louisiana. Rudy's parting words are "Go big" - he wants her to change the system that allows such injustices to occur.

With Rudy's appeal ringing in her ears, Maya returns to London and discovers that she's been pegged to take the role of director of public prosecutions, a prominent position that might allow her to finally bring to justice the death of her friend Michael Antwi, a charismatic anti-racism campaigner.

Maya's husband Nick Johnson is a man dedicated to his wife and children. When a hidden past threatens to destroy his world, to what lengths will he go to protect his family?

1 hour

Last on

Sun 3 Apr 2016 21:00

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Role Contributor
Maya Cobbina Sophie Okonedo
Nick Johnson Adrian Lester
Rudy Jones Dennis Haysbert
Paul Brightman Derek Riddell
Jimmy Philip Davis
Clem Johnson Tamara Lawrence
Dan Johnson Daniel Ezra
Ella Lawrence Shannon Hayes
Al Jude Akuwudike
Julia Redhead Angel Coulby
Dominic Carter Vincent Regan
Michael Antwi Sope Dirisu
Abigail Strickland Leanne Best
Scott Todd Kramer
Warden Kerry Shale
Judge Kramer Jay Benedict
Attorney General Livermore Nathan Osgood
Joshua Roberts Wade McElwain
Dr Francis John Schwab
Peter Mackie Ian Peck
Sgt Douglas Trimble Glyn Grimstead
Big Ray Thomas Dominique
Fred Redhead Alex Avery
Producer Richard Stokes
Director James Hawes
Executive Producer Hilary Salmon
Writer Peter Moffat


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Video interview: Sophie Okonedo

Sophie talks about the challenges of playing Maya.

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