Every Case Tells A Story

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20150615

Clive Anderson presents a legal discussion series.

The Case Against Slavery20150608

The Case Against Slavery20150608
The Case Against Slavery2015060820160122 (R4)

Clive Anderson looks at a variety of famous and infamous court cases and retells the story that the case brought into the public eye.

In this programme he explores the Somersett Case from 1772.

James Somersett was an escaped slave in London. His master Charles Stuart tracked him down and tried to transport him back to the Caribbean to be sold. The court case that ensued, in which defenders of James Somersett argued in front of the most powerful judge in the country, Lord Justice Mansfield, that a human being cannot be forced out of the country against their will would go on to pave the way for the abolition of the slave trade a generation later.

Featuring Amma Asante, Professor Norman Poser, Professor James Walvin and Steven M. Wise.

The Case Against Slavery20150608

Clive Anderson looks at a variety of famous and infamous court cases and retells the story that the case brought into the public eye.

In this programme he explores the Somersett Case from 1772.

James Somersett was an escaped slave in London. His master Charles Stuart tracked him down and tried to transport him back to the Caribbean to be sold. The court case that ensued, in which defenders of James Somersett argued in front of the most powerful judge in the country, Lord Justice Mansfield, that a human being cannot be forced out of the country against their will would go on to pave the way for the abolition of the slave trade a generation later.

Featuring Amma Asante, Professor Norman Poser, Professor James Walvin and Steven M. Wise.

The Case Of Kolkata2015061520160129 (R4)

Clive Anderson looks at a variety of famous and infamous court cases and retells the story that the case brought into the public eye.

In this programme he explores a case brought before the High Court of Kolkata in 2003, which aimed to decide once and for all whether the city of Kolkata had in fact been founded Job Charnock, a representative of the East India Company in 1690, as the history books claimed.

Featuring: William Dalrymple, Krishna Dutta, PT Nair, Vikrant Pachnanda and Deborshi Roychoudhury.

Treason On Trial20150601
Treason On Trial20150601
Treason On Trial2015060120160115 (R4)

Clive Anderson looks at a variety of famous or infamous cases and retells the story that the case brought into the public eye.

In this programme he explores the 1945 trial of William Joyce - Lord Haw-Haw - for High Treason.

Featuring Professor Colin Holmes, Geoffrey Robertson QC and Professor Jean Seaton.

Treason On Trial20150601

Clive Anderson looks at a variety of famous or infamous cases and retells the story that the case brought into the public eye.

In this programme he explores the 1945 trial of William Joyce - Lord Haw-Haw - for High Treason.

Featuring Professor Colin Holmes, Geoffrey Robertson QC and Professor Jean Seaton.