Broadcast Drama, BBC2, 2019
Director – Nick Holt
Production Company – Kudos / BBC
Colourist – John Claude
DI Producer – Charlotte Llewelyn
Head of DI – Tom Balkwill
Online Editor – Gareth Bishop
Ray (Billy Barratt) and his 23 year-old brother Nathan (James Tarpey) are arrested after stabbing their mother’s partner. Whatever the circumstances that have led a child to kill, the law is clear: the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is 10, and at 12 years old, Ray must stand trial in an adult court.
Based on a true story and told in two time frames, the film follows both the events that led up to the murder and the unfolding drama of the trial, taking us inside a young boy’s experience of the legal system and asking powerful questions about responsibility and redemption.