Joh's Jury

The 1991 trial of former Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, created Australia-wide attention and a controversy that continues to make front page headlines.

An examination of the fragility of the judicial and jury system and explores the difficulties of obtaining a verdict for the 1991 Queensland trial of a prominent, public figures, Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

This is a dramatised documentary set in the present day which revolves around the jury room deliberations of a major trial. The story deals with the difficulties ordinary individuals face as they sift through masses of evidence; cut off from the world for nearly a week. The film exposes the inherent vulnerability of a justice system which requires a jury to reach a unanimous and hopefully unbiased verdict.

CAST: Gerry Connolly (Sir Joh), Simon Bossell (Matthew), Malcolm Kennard (Luke), John Howard (Hedley), Noah Taylor (Brad), Penny Cook (Penny).

Year of Production: 1993
Production note: © ABC TV
Duration: 140 mins

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