In a pioneering new series blending documentary and drama, a fictional murder case is tried in a real court, by eminent legal professionals and a jury comprised of 12 randomly selected members of the public.

‘The Trial: A Murder in the Family’ centres around the murder of 38-year-old Carla, played by the brilliant Emma Lowndes, who was strangled to death in her own home. The accused is her estranged husband, Simon. They, along with some of the witnesses, are the only actors in the series.

As the trial begins, police officers and eye witnesses are called to give evidence and a picture is slowly painted of the day Carla Davis was killed, while Simon and the jury look on.

Emma is also playing Ginny Weasley in the new cast of ‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child’ and will be on stage at the London’s Palace theatre from 24th May.

See her in ‘The Trial’ from Sunday 21st May, 9pm Channel 4.