Saturday, January 28, 2012


Andrew Marr explores the idea of Justice on Start the Week. Marr's guests include John Podmore who served for 25 years as a prison governor and inspector, and presents a damning indictment on Britain's prison service. Playwright Simon Stephens asks how far such a court can deal with perpetrators of terrible crimes in his play The Trial of Ubu. Professor Mike Hough tries to explain why people obey the law. Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty, talks about the modification of the principle of double jeopardy and in general what liberty really means in the U.K. today.
43 minutes, streaming with BBC iPlayer or podcast downloadable for a few more days, no transcript