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Broadchurch is a British serial crime drama television series broadcast on ITV for three series between 2013 and 2017. It was created by Chris Chibnall, who acted as an executive producer and wrote all 24 episodes, and produced by Kudos Film and Tel… more »

Jocelyn Knight:
And yet, the one person we haven't heard from is the defendant himself. It's a short walk from the dock to the witness box. I've counted it to be thirteen steps. You may think that if you are falsely accused of a child's murder, you'd make that short walk. You may even think you'd run there to reassure the jury of your innocence. But when given the opportunity to give his own account and explanation of evidence against him, when given the opportunity to protest his innocence, to shout it from the rooftops, he chooses to stay silent. Instead he allows his lawyers to speculate, to throw red herrings around to try to distract you from the truth. You may conclude that the reasons for all these distortions and the reason the defendant has not gotten into that witness box is because he knows, he knows, he can't defend himself. He's preferred to hide behind the glass, to hide behind the fabricated stories his lawyers are fighting to convince you of.

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