The story began in 1982 when John Williams, Pauline and Ray's 19 year old son, died from an overdose of the drug Palfium. In spite of the inquest jury's verdict of unlawful killing, the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that charges were not to be brought against the drug dealer who injected John with the fatal overdose. Both Pauline and Ray found this ruling impossible to accept, and so began a remarkable individual battle. Death Of A Son is the powerful and moving story of what happened to the Williams family; of how Pauline took on the full weight of the British medical and legal establishment - and won. For after three years of campaigning and studying, Pauline finally proved to the DPP that there was a case of manslaughter to answer.