Season 31, Episode 8 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence

First Aired: January 21, 2002

"The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" charts a Jamaican immigrant couple's five-year battle for justice in the face of what they see as institutional racism in Britain's judicial system. Hugh Quarshie and Marianne Jean-Baptiste star as Neville and Doreen Lawrence, whose 18-year-old son Stephen was stabbed to death in April 1993 while waiting for a bus in southeast London. The assailants, five white-supremacist teens, are identified immediately, but the police don't arrest them for two weeks.

Guest Cast

David McKail Sir Montague Levine
Simon Kunz Defense Barrister
Lee Colley Jamie Arcourt
David Cann Forensic Scientist
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Doreen Lawrence
Sam Cox Pathologist
Jo Martin Cheryl Sloley
Leon Black Stephen Lawrence

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  • Premiered: January 10, 1971
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 E… (more)

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