The BEST Episodes of Criminal Justice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 5, 2020

Network: BBC One

Thriller by Peter Moffat about the challenges and politics of the criminal justice system seen through the eyes of the accused.

Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 2, 2008

Ben's new defense barrister comes up with a plan that could see Ben being able to walk free. Ben will be forced to lie once again about events which happened on the night of the murder.

star 8.65
100 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 4

#2 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 3, 2008

The prosecution attempts to make Ben look bad when he is questioned on the stand. Stone and Frances continue to look for evidence that could clear Ben's name.

star 8.45
104 votes
Directors: Luke Watson
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 4, 2008

Stone continues to try and get Ben acquitted as the day of reckoning beckons. Frances continues to try and uncover the truth about what really happened on the night of the murder.

star 8.27
108 votes
Directors: Luke Watson
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 1

#4 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 30, 2008

Ben is accused of murder after a drunken and drugged night out. Ben's barrister will stop at nothing the prove that he is innocent.

star 8.13
135 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 1, 2008

Ben's legal team decide to try and come up with a deal with the prosecution but it will mean Ben has lie whilst be questioned. Ben makes an enemy whilst be held on remand.

star 7.80
114 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2009

Juliet Miller's life is turned upside down after an incident that leaves her family fighting for life, love and survival. From the outside, Joe and Juliet Miller seem to have perfect lives: designer house, Joe's dazzling career as a top barrister, Juliet's enviable job as stay-at-home-mum to 13-year-old Ella - but all is not what it seems. A flustered Juliet prepares for her husband's return from work. He arrives with flowers and greets wife and daughter, but both adults are jumpy and frenetic. We see unsettling clues as to what might be going on and wait anxiously for some kind of eruption. That night, a shocking incident occurs that will change each of their lives forever. Juliet is plunged into the criminal justice system and has to fight for her sanity and the survival of her family.

star 7.68
47 votes
Directors: Yann Demange
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2009

Time is running out. Jack tells Juliet that she needs to talk if she wants to stand a chance of keeping the children as well as her life as a free woman. This threat spurs her into action and she finally reveals to Jack the truth about her marriage. The trial begins and Ella takes the stand. The trauma of her daughter giving testimony is too much for Juliet. Ella breaks down in cross examination and in a heart-breaking moment, calls out for the comfort of her mother. How will the jury receive this? Which way will they go?

star 7.56
32 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 3

#8 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2009

Jack and Anna are in dire straits with a murder charge to defend, and Juliet is still unable to talk about life with Joe. A few months on, Juliet gives birth, under prison guard, to a daughter. The baby gives Juliet a renewed sense of purpose but her future is not looking any less bleak. Her legal team fails to stop the Family Court from ruling that Juliet is a risk to her baby. Her lawyers make it clear to her that she will need to open up and give them some details about her marriage if she is to stand a chance of winning the criminal case, and keeping her baby and Ella.

star 7.53
38 votes
Directors: Yann Demange
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 5

#9 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 9, 2009

The series reaches a compelling climax as the courts decide the future of Juliet and her children.

star 7.27
30 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Peter Moffat
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2009

Juliet Miller's life is turned upside down after a shocking incident.

star 7.24
41 votes
Directors: Yann Demange
Writers: Peter Moffat