I do like a good Agatha Christie play. This was set in the old County Hall, next to the London Eye thingy.
I walked over Westminster Bridge – at least a dozen Eastern European men playing the shell game, for money of course. Very tacky – bring on Brexit.
Although County Hall is no longer used for city administration, the old council chambers remain intact and it was hugely suitable for a courtroom scene.
Here I am in the jury box, next to the judge’s seat. The 12 of us had to be sworn in, and stand whoever the judge entered or left. We had a spotlight on us and a notebook to record our trial notes.
David Yelland played the defence lawyer very well and I loved Patrick Godfrey as the judge.
We voted 8 to 4 for an acquittal. I knew he was guilty but I didn’t think the prosecution had proved his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt (that’s why lawyers are barred from jury duty). Anyway you can’t watch as many episodes of Law & Order as I have and not be able to guess the result – they just recycle other author’s stories.