Series 1, Episode 1 • The Musketeers
Mark Williams-Thomas introduces you to the case involving three men, known as the Three Musketeers, and one other man, all convicted of preparing to commit an act of terror. He begins by giving an overview of the case, and highlights major terrorist attacks that took place around the world, near the time of the trial. Could the mass panic have led to the wrongful prosecution of these four men? Lawyer for the defence, Gareth Pierce, has represented many cases involving terrorism, involving the prosecution of The Guildford Four and The Birmingham Six. She explains how she came to work on the case, and offers her testimony, arguing the facts brought to court by the Police don’t stack up. Hear also from Stephen Kamlish QC, a barrister with more than 40 years experience, as he voices his major concerns with the evidence against the ‘Musketeers’.