The Accused: An Inside Job?
Man In An Orange Suit
The devil is in the detail. All of banker Lukasz Rybarczyk's protestations, that he was being framed for theft by a shadowy band of organised criminals, sounded plausible until a receipt for £12.95 turned up.
The Accused (C5) was crammed with detail. The latest example of an emerging television genre, the real-life police investigation, it followed 32-year-old Polish immigrant Lukasz from the moment of his arrest, giving viewers access even to sensitive conversations with his solicitor and barrister.
We saw and heard far more than the jury could, not least because so much of it would be inadmissible in court — Lukasz's tearful conversations with his 13-year-old brother, for example.
The Accused (C5) was crammed with detail. The latest example of an emerging television genre, the real-life police investigation, it followed 32-year-old Polish immigrant Lukasz (pictured) from the moment of his arrest, writes Christopher Stevens
Lukasz was a banker, but not the sort that gets million-pound bonuses. He worked for a High Street bank as a customer liaison officer, and stood accused of siphoning £26,000 from an elderly client's nest-egg into his own account.
When police first confronted him, he seemed oddly calm — but perhaps that was a sign of innocence, born of certainty that this misunderstanding would soon be cleared up.
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Yes, a large sum had turned up in his account, but it was an inheritance, he insisted. We wanted to believe Lukasz.
He was well-spoken, and clearly worried sick. A judge and jury see only the man in the dock, but we were able to observe him, trapped in