Behind Closed Doors

Dramas set inside legal hearings following London barrister Rebecca Nyman.

Episodes

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02 LASTYes19981026

It is a year since the tension of Wales's devolution referendum night.

In the second of two programmes, Huw Edwards presents unique access to the politicians and civil servants who turned that narrowest of yes votes into reality.

0101One Of The Lads2013061220151116 (R4)

Did sexist bullying drive a high flying police woman out of her job? An employment tribunal has to decide if she was treated unfairly. Claire Rushbrook stars as barrister Rebecca Nyman and Susie Riddell as former Chief Inspector Suzy Andrews.

One Of The Lads is set at an employment tribunal. Suzy, ferociously bright and driven, rose rapidly through the ranks in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police. Over the years she didn't just cope with the situation - she thrived on it. But after a move to East Yorkshire Police her career went into a downward spiral. Suzy claims sexist bullying drove her out of the job she loved. Claire Rushbrook stars as London barrister Rebecca Nyman fighting Susie's case at the Employment Tribunal. Susie Riddell stars as former Chief Inspector Suzy Andrews.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS:

One of the Lads

By CLARA GLYNN

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

Did sexist bullying drive a high flying police woman out of her job? An employment tribunal has to decide if she was treated unfairly. Claire Rushbrook stars as barrister Rebecca Nyman and Susie Riddell as former Chief Inspector Suzy Andrews.

One Of The Lads is set at an employment tribunal. Suzy, ferociously bright and driven, rose rapidly through the ranks in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police. Over the years she didn't just cope with the situation - she thrived on it. But after a move to East Yorkshire Police her career went into a downward spiral. Suzy claims sexist bullying drove her out of the job she loved. Claire Rushbrook stars as London barrister Rebecca Nyman fighting Susie's case at the Employment Tribunal. Susie Riddell stars as former Chief Inspector Suzy Andrews.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

0102Tilting The Odds2013061320151117 (R4)

An equine vet's career is in jeopardy as he faces a disciplinary hearing for serious professional misconduct. Will his barrister Rebecca Nyman, played by Claire Rushbrook, be able to mount a credible defence? Gunnar Cauthery stars as the vet Falco Hermans.

Tilting The Odds is set at a Fitness to Practice hearing at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Falco Hermans is a vet in his thirties. Since qualifying he's built up a successful and lucrative practice as an equine vet in the racing town of Newmarket. He's got a big mortgage and three small children. He's facing a disciplinary hearing on several counts of misconduct. If he is struck off he faces financial ruin and disgrace in the racing community and in his home town.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS:

Tilting the Odds

By CLARA GLYNN

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

An equine vet's career is in jeopardy as he faces a disciplinary hearing for serious professional misconduct. Will his barrister Rebecca Nyman, played by Claire Rushbrook, be able to mount a credible defence? Gunnar Cauthery stars as the vet Falco Hermans.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

0103 LASTSafe House2013061420180315 (BBC7)

Is Akmed Hammen a potential danger to society? With his movement and activities severely restricted under a Home Office curfew, Akmed fights to clear his name and resume normal family life. Barrister Rebecca Nyman takes on the role of a Special Advocate to plead Akmed's case at a Closed Material Procedure hearing. Claire Rushbrook stars as London barrister Rebecca Nyman and Amerjit Deu stars as Akmed Hammen.

Safe House is set at a Closed Material Procedure hearing. The drama takes us inside the secretive legal world of counter-terrorism. Akmed is suspected of being a terrorist. He has not committed a crime, but the Security Services say they have substantial reasons for believing that he represents a clear and present danger. They have put him on a TPIM - the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure, which puts him under a curfew and involves other restrictions on his activities. At the hearing his Barrister - Rebecca Nyman - is challenging the TPIM.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS:

By CLARA GLYNN

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS:
Safe House
By CLARA GLYNN

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

0201A Bad Night Out20141201

Behind Closed Doors: A Bad Night Out

By Clara Glynn

The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Following a drunken altercation in a town centre a man has been arrested and held in police custody overnight. But the events of that night are disputed and the case explores whether the police acted improperly and gave evidence that was not entirely accurate. Is there a case for paying compensation?

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

0202Excluded20141202

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Excluded

By CLARA GLYNN

The second in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Thirteen year-old Cassius Young has been excluded from his Academy school in Croyden. He has been accused of bringing a knife onto the premises and persistently breaking school rules. This drama takes us into a 'School Exclusion Hearing' where the school governors hear testimony from Cassius, his mother, the headmaster and other staff. The school will decide whether the exclusion should be permanent. Rebecca represents Cassius at the hearing.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

0203 LASTCatastrophic Injury20141203

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Catastrophic Injury

By CLARA GLYNN

The last in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Jane Gibson is fighting for compensation from an NHS Hospital, claiming that because of negligence by the midwife during childbirth her baby was born with Cerebral Palsy. Set in court, Rebecca Nyman is representing the hospital in what is an emotionally charged hearing for both sides. The compensation award is crucial for the mother to offset the additional costs she will have to ensure the best care for her son.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

0301Contact20160613

Today's drama is set in the Family Courts where Harry, a sperm donor, is trying to get a court order to allow him to see 'his' daughter. Barrister Rebecca Nyman is representing Beth - the mother - who is now in a lesbian relationship and would prefer Harry to keep his distance.

Harry offered to donate sperm so his lesbian friend and work colleague, Beth, could have a baby. After the birth Harry visited Beth and got to know baby Molly. For a time Beth was happy for Harry to visit but she never intended to have a relationship with him or for him to become involved with Molly as a father. Things went from bad to worse when Beth formed a relationship with Melanie and Harry felt he was completely excluded from seeing Molly. Now a judge has to decide whether Harry should have any contact rights.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SERIES 3:

Contact

by CLARA GLYNN

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman.

0302Section20160614

The second in a series of three dramas set inside legal hearings.

Today Barrister Rebecca Nyman is representing a client at a Mental Health Tribunal. Andrew has been in a High Security Mental Hospital for seven years, now he thinks he's fit to be released. But will the Tribunal agree?

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SERIES 3:

Section

by CLARA GLYNN

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

0303 LASTPrpotection20160615

Today's drama is set at the Court of Protection. Mary has been in a Minimally Conscious State for over three years following a road accident. Barrister Rebecca Nyman is representing her husband who feels it is time to allow his wife to die.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SERIES 3:

by CLARA GLYNN

Barrister Rebecca Nyman....CLARE CORBETT

Mr Buchar....VINCENT EBRAHIM

Justice Rainer....ELIZABETH BENNETT

Gavin Howell....EWAN BAILEY

Emily Howell....AMY SHINDLER

Dr Raplock/Mrs Forest....CLARE PERKINS

Professor Rushmore....BRIAN PROTHEROE

Megan Trantor....BETTRYS JONES

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

The last in a series of three dramas set inside legal hearings.

Today's drama is set at the Court of Protection. Mary has been in a Minimally Conscious State for over three years following a road accident. Barrister Rebecca Nyman is representing her husband who feels it is time to allow his wife to die.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SERIES 3:

by CLARA GLYNN

Barrister Rebecca Nyman....CLARE CORBETT

Mr Buchar....VINCENT EBRAHIM

Justice Rainer....ELIZABETH BENNETT

Gavin Howell....EWAN BAILEY

Emily Howell....AMY SHINDLER

Dr Raplock/Mrs Forest....CLARE PERKINS

Professor Rushmore....BRIAN PROTHEROE

Megan Trantor....BETTRYS JONES

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

0401Life Chances20200113

Behind Closed Doors Series 4
Life Chances
by Clara Glynn

A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

Today’s drama is set in the Court of Protection. Emily Cross has a history of anorexia. After collapsing at a Tube Station she has been admitted to an eating disorder unit for the third time. Emily is in a perilous state but refusing treatment. The hospital has come to court to argue that unless they are allowed to treat her she could die. Should she be force fed? Barrister Rebecca Nyman is in court acting for the Official Solicitor to look after the patient’s interests.

Life Chances
by CLARA GLYNN

Cast:
Barrister Rebecca Nyman ………… CLARE CORBETT
Jemima MacFadyen …………… … AMIERA DARWISH
Barnaby McNeish ………………… PETER FORBES
Judge …………………………….. … SUSAN JAMESON
Dr Hall/George Cross ……………… JACK KLAFF
Letitia Cross …………………….……JOANNA MONRO
Emily Cross …………………….…… LUCY WELLS
Dr Jude Meredith ……………….……DEBBIE KORLEY
Stella …………………………….……HELEN CLAPP

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

In the Court of Protection, a judge has to decide if a patient can be force fed.

By Clara Glynn. A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

0402Best Interests20200114

Behind Closed Doors Series 4
Best Interests
by Clara Glynn

A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

Esti, a divorced Charedi Jewish mother, has come to the Family Courts to stop her ex-husband changing their children’s schools. Yossi, the father, has left the Charedi community and wants his children to go to a co-educational schools. Barrister Rebecca Nyman represents the mother in this highly emotional dispute.

Cast:
Barrister Rebecca Nyman ……... CLARE CORBETT
Esti Shieman ……………………………ORION BEN
Judge ……….………………………....… DAVID ACTON
Yossi Shieman ………………………… DANIEL BEN ZENOU
Simon Frear ……………………………..ILAN GOODMAN
Mary Bates ………………………………KATE BARTON

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

Barrister Rebecca Nyman represents a Charedi Jewish Mother in the Family Courts.

By Clara Glynn. A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

0403More Than Kissing20200115

Behind Closed Doors Series 4
More Than Kissing
by Clara Glynn

The Court of Protection must decide if an eighteen year-old with learning difficulties should be allowed to have sex.

Harry is an eighteen year-old with learning difficulties who enjoys and wants to have sex. His parents think he's too vulnerable and could be put at risk. The Court of Protection must decide what is best for Harry.

Cast:
Barrister Rebecca Nyman …… CLARE CORBETT
Harry Grant …………………....… RYAN WHITTLE
Joanna Grant ………………..…....DEBRA BAKER
Charles Fenwick-Pagett QC..… OWEN OAKESHOTT
Judge …………………………....… DAN STARKEY
Ms Gill ……………………………....CAROLINE LAWRIE
Dr Theo Field ……………………....CHRIS PAVLO

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

A judge must decide if an eighteen year-old with learning difficulties can have sex.

By Clara Glynn. A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

0404Mediation20200116

Behind Closed Doors Series 4
Mediation
by Clara Glynn

A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

Maud and Martin's widower father has died and left his whole estate to a twenty-two year-old dog walker. Why would he do such a thing? Can they challenge the will? Going to court could be expensive and there are no guarantees, so they and the dog-walker have agreed to try mediation as a first step. Can Rebecca Nyman use her skill and diplomacy to help all three come to a satisfactory outcome? One can only try.

Cast:
Barrister Rebecca Nyman …….…… CLARE CORBETT
Martin Armstrong……………………… STEPHEN RASHBROOK
Maud Armstrong………………..……… SAMANTHA SPIRO
Hope James ………………………....…… SARAH OVENS

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

A father has left his whole estate to his dog walker. Can his family challenge the will?

By Clara Glynn. A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

0405The Balance Of Probabilities20200117

Behind Closed Doors Series 4
The Balance of Probabilities
by Clara Glynn

A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

Daniel and Scarlett's baby son was rushed to hospital in the middle of the night and died two days later. Did Daniel cause the baby's injuries, albeit by accident? The local authority have taken the couple's baby daughter into care for her protection. Barrister Rebecca Nyman has been engaged to represent Daniel in Court. Where lies the truth? And will the couple be allowed to keep their baby daughter?

Cast:
Barrister Rebecca Nyman …… CLARE CORBETT
Daniel ……………………..…… SAMUEL HARRIS
Scarlett …………………….……GEORGIA BURNELL
Dr Bukhari...………………....…SAIKAT AHAMED
Henry Neil…………………………… DAVID HOUNSLOW
Thomas Marengo.…………….…SEAN BAKER
Sarah Maitland…………..… MELISSA WOODBRIDGE
Judge…………………………… CHRISTOPER HARPER
Health Visitor....…………. HELEN CLAPP

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

A couple fight to get their baby daughter back following the death of their baby son.

By Clara Glynn. A series of dramas set at legal hearings.