doubtJeffrey wrote his first play in 1987, following the General Election. It ran at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End for over 600 performances, with Frank Finlay and Wendy Craig in the lead roles.

Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalf finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Anthony Blair-Booth QC. After a tense and gripping courtroom scene, Act I ends just as we are about to hear the jury’s verdict. Act II takes us back in time to the fateful night of Lady Metcalfe’s death and ends with a surprising twist.


I loved it … it’s much more than a courtroom drama. It’s a compelling love story and it’s got the lot – laughter, tears and tension …
— TV-am

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