Judge Rinder's new show Crown Court starts on ITV tonight

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Judge Rinder returns to ITV tonight with his brand new show, Crown Court.

It's a revived version of the old daytime classic which last aired decades ago.

Crown Court, the iconic courtroom drama of of the seventies and eighties is back on our screens after a thirty-year hiatus with a brand new case, presided over by Judge Rinder.

Originally running for over 800 episodes between October 1972 and March 1984, this classic series featured the good and the great of British acting talent from Colin Firth to Ben Kingsley, Bob Hoskins and Alison Steadman to name just a few.

Now the court is ready to be sworn-in again, with a shocking new two-part murder trial inspired by a real-life arsenic poisoning.

In tonight's first half of a two part series hears from the prosecution witnesses as they give evidence against James Byron, a man accused of murdering his wife.

The doctors, police, friends and family members will paint a picture of an adulterous, callous man with a penchant for poison – but was this murder, or was it a tragic accident or even suicide?

The second part next Friday hears from the defence witnesses, as they give evidence to clear James Byron, a man accused of murdering his wife. They’ll paint a picture of the victim as a fragile and complex character, how she’d cried wolf many times before, and importantly hear from the defendant himself.

But was this murder, or was it a tragic accident or even suicide? It’s up to the viewers to decide.

Judge Rinder guides viewers through this complex legal case before the verdict of the original jury in the case that inspired the story - but did viewers come to the same conclusion?

Judge Rinder's Crown Court airs this Friday night, December 8 at 8PM on ITV.

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