Crown Court

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The Change Part One
Granada
Season 7 Episode 31
Episode aired 15 March 1978

MARIANNE MILLER has admitted to forging her birth certificate to state that she is a woman, even though she was born a man, but denies obtaining property and jewels by deception from HARRY MILLER, who she illegally married, and a former partner VICTOR CZABY.

Mrs Alison Freeman, for the defence, questions Mr Miller and Mr Czaby, in a bid to unveil the truth.

The Change Part Two
Granada
Season 7 Episode 32
Episode aired 16 March 1978

The barristers continue their questioning. The surgeon who carried out Mrs Miller’s operation claims that her problem was a wholly psychological one, and that – because she has the chromosomal makeup of a male – she is biologically a man. In the witness box, the accused claims that her ex-husband knew that she was born male before they married and they he himself was in fact a sometime transvestite and homosexual.

The Change Part Three
Granada
Season 7 Episode 33
Episode aired 17 March 1978

As the trial draws to a close, Mrs Freeman calls MR LEWIS, Mrs Miller’s father to the stand. He is supportive of his daughter, though obviously conflicted. Later, Mrs Freeman calls an eminent endocrinologist to testify. He states unequivocally that Mrs Miller is a woman and should be treated as such in all matters. The prosecuting barrister mocks the claim, which he describes as a theory which cannot be taken seriously. The jury deliberates and come to a verdict.

June Ritchie

1938-

June Ritchie

Alison Freeman
Judy Loe

1947-

Judy Loe

Marianne Miller
John Gregg

1940-

John Gregg

Geoffrey Parnell
Ronald Herdman

1932-2004

Ronald Herdman

Victor Czaby