Fans of police procedurals, crime and courtroom drama should find this series of interest. The Trial reveals the inner workings of the criminal justice system, and while the murder case on which it is based is fictional, the judge, jury and barristers are all real, as are the experts brought forth as witnesses, and the courtroom itself. It is a blend of fact and dramatization, providing viewers with an insight into what a trial in court is really like. In this episode, the trial begins. Police officers and witnesses are called to give evidence about the day that defendant Simon’s ex-wife Carla was killed, as Simon and the jury watch on.