Watch the BBC One trailer for Jimmy McGovern’s new 90-minute drama, Common starring Nico Mirallegro.
The story examines the potential for injustice with the Joint Enterprise or Common Purpose rule, which is a 300-year-old legal doctrine that allows several people to be charged with a crime where they are not the primary offenders.
The law suggests that the prosecution do not need to prove that a person took someone’s life or had intent to cause harm, but that they had knowledge or foresight of another person’s intent, or were present and failed to stop it.
Common airs on BBC One on Sunday 6th July.
Watch the trailer below…