SEASON 3 EPISODE 27. (88)
April 11 1961.
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SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but unappreciated British barrister makes a choice of conscience: he prosecutes a man,
Frank Malone, for murder even though he knows that the believed victim, the man's wife, is actually alive and
in hiding. Malone is hanged and the lawyer becomes a judge, but his past returns to haunt him in the form of
a handwritten confession note that keeps reappearing.
COMMENTARY: Harvey Lawrence has written the most beautiful summation of his legal career in a highly
publicized murder case. It is so brilliant an example of legal thinking that it could assure him a judgeship. But
suddenly evidence comes to light that the man convicted of the murder is not actually guilty . . .
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