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Interview with The Jury Room member Bryn Jones
By James W, Sunday 28th May 2017

The Jury Room is CBS Reality's brand new series that focuses on old cases and delivers evidence and accepted facts to a new jury. They are then asked to deliver their verdict on the case. Its starts tonight at 10pm and we chatted to one Jury Room member Bryn Jones about his experience on the series.

CBSR: What is your day job?

BJ: My day job is being a retired police officer. I do a little bit of acting and being an extra for film and television. I suppose my most famous role was playing a police officer in I, Daniel Blake.

CBSR: Have you always had an interest in the workings of Court rooms?

BJ: Being a police officer gave me an occupational interest in crime and trials especially whenever a case meant a Crown Court visit with a jury.

CBSR: Have you had experience of being on a Jury before?

BJ: I have no experience of being a member of a jury.

CBSR: What made you decide to be on this series?

BJ: When I saw the series advertised I jumped at the opportunity to be a jury member to see how it felt.

CBSR: Did you have to prepare for each case or did you go into each one “cold”?

BJ: Preparation - no time to prepare for each episode as we studied each in real time.

CBSR: What was a day in the studio like and how nervous were you?

BJ: The studio was cool but certainly not as intimidating as a court room setting.

CBSR: How did you control your emotions during recording or did you speak your mind all the way through?

BJ: I treated the studio setting as a court setting and remained calm on the exterior, however at times I was raging inside. I have experience of remaining calm in stressful situations.

CBSR: Was it nerve-wracking?

BJ: Not as nerve-wracking as the real thing.

CBSR: Would you appear in another series of The Jury Room?

BJ: Yes, I would jump at the opportunity to do it all again.

CBSR: Bryn Jones, thanks you very much.

The Jury Room opens its doors tonight at 10pm exclusively on CBS Reality.


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