Hard-Gating A young black man is stabbed to death in a shared cell - by a known racist - a week before he is due for release. Over-crowding is the Prison Service's excuse, but the Judge's questioning reveals that this prison wasn't up to capacity.
My Daughter, Right or Wrong A fire-bomb in the animal hotel of the science faculty at Sussex University destroys the new multi-million-pound building and kills a scientist. Henry Free, an animal rights movement organiser, is put on trial for murder. He refuses to name anyone else and, armed with information from an informer and some dubious forensic evidence, the police investigation implicates him in a conspiracy to destroy the building.
Lost Youth At Marc Thompson's hospital, staff resuscitate a comatose two-year-old boy. Marc tells the child's parents that it would be in the baby's best interests if they did not resuscitate him again. The parents believe it is God's will that he should live and say they'll fight for him in court.
Silent Killer Gilly Bridges is rushed into hospital with breathing difficulties. She has neurone disease. Gilly's husband, Jake, is suffering from stomach cancer and has been forced to retire from the police force. They are convinced that their illnesses have been caused by a mobile phone mast that has been erected above their flats and is used by the police for internal communication. They are suing the local council and Judge John Deed hears the case.