Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Nov 15, 2010
Willy finds it hard to remain faithful to his wife and decides to confess his indiscretions to her. His daughter's engagement announcement foils his plans though. The discovery he has not been paid for his last job cause him to panic as the costs for the upcoming wedding begin to mount. When he discovers something on the back seat of a taxi that could be the answer to his prayers things begin to spiral out of control.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Nov 22, 2010
Two friends join the Army and are sent to serve in Afghanistan, where Peter struggles with the pressure and fails to return fire during a battle with the Taliban which leaves the lives of his fellow soldiers in danger. His lance corporal begins to victimise him after seeing what happened and the bullying becomes worse when the young man's friend Frankie is ordered to humiliate him. The following chain of events ends up with a court case.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Nov 29, 2010
Helen who works as a primary school teacher stands accused this week. She tells the jury of the tragic story that led her to commit a terrible crime. After they have heard all the evidence they have to decide whether to find her guilty or the crime or not.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Dec 6, 2010
Liam works as a taxi driver but his gambling has become a way of escaping the limitations and stresses of marriage and his every day life. When he drives Emma Croft to the airport he becomes smitten with her and gives her his card telling her to contact him sometime. Liam is broke and needs to get his daughter a present who has just got into a good school to do her A-levels. He ends up breaking into Emma's flat and steals her laptop and a necklace, which he gives to his daughter. After Emma finds out about the burglary at her flat Liam attempts to make himself indispensable to her. Liam's fixation with her becomes more and more obsessive and he invents a whole new past for himself, which Emma believes. Liam convinces her to break up with her boyfriend but a tragedy soon occurs which sees Liam in the dock.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Dec 13, 2010
Kenny Armstrong works at the local crematorium and is a family man at heart but he now finds himself in the dock because he acted against his better judgment.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Dec 20, 2010
Alison Wade a mother of two children is in the dock facing serious charges. Alison is employed at a special needs care centre whilst husband David who has recently lost his job looks after the children. After David and Alison split up when David accuses her of having an affair, David and his father work together to try and take the children away from her. Things end up taking a nasty turn though.
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Aug 14, 2012
Simon Gaskell works as a college English teacher who specialises in poetry and also has a secret. His alter ego is a transvestite called Tracie Tremarco, who is looking for love. Tracie falls head over heels in love following an altercation with some men out on a stag night. Tony and Tracie become smitten with each other and hesitatingly their love affair begins. Tony also has a secret though, he's married to a local beautician called Karen. Before long Tracie becomes entangled in a triangular love affair that leads to a shocking crime of passion and the dock.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Aug 21, 2012
Mo Murray is taking a stand against drugs, gangs and gun crime in her local community, but she now stands alongside her mother Maureen and her 17-year-old son Jake in the dock. The reasons why are revealed before the verdict comes in.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Aug 28, 2012
17-year-old Stephen Cartwright stands charged with a having commited a serious offence, as his anxious father Peter watches on in the courtroom. It is several months earlier and Peter is attempting to help his sons Stephen and Dom face the imminent death of their beloved mother. After the palliative care nurse Charlotte shows up Peter is grateful of her help. Stephen is not so sure about the efficient nurse assigned to see his mother through her final days. After she passes away, Stephen becomes more suspicious of Charlotte's motivations. Stephen's anxieties and depression intensify causing more problems.
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Sep 4, 2012
Tina Dakin stands accused in the dock as she awaits to hear the verdict. Several months earlier and Tina is feeling overstretched at home and at work. She and her husband are finding it hard to make ends meet. Tina accompanies a new inmate, Stephen Cartwright, into the young offender's institution where she works as a prison officer. She senses that something isn't right though as she shows him his cell. She tells her senior officer Frank about her concerns. After an emergency elsewhere requires her attention, she returns her worst fears have become a very real tragedy. It appears that Stephen has taken his life. Tina's troubles get worse though when a series of betrayals and cover-ups result in her becoming the victim of a terrible crime.