Hard-hitting TV drama examining the balance of race relations in contemporary Britain. A quiet 15-year-old Sikh boy has been charged with the murder of a classmate in a court case which has become headline news. The nation eagerly awaits the verdict, and as the twelve jurors meet to make their decision, they feel the weight of expectation placed upon them, and have to deal with various threats and intimidations as they do their best to arrive at a just conclusion.

The Jury - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2002-02-17

The Jury - Jury rigging - Netflix

Jury rigging is both a noun and a verb describing makeshift repairs made with only the tools and materials at hand. Its origin lies in such efforts done on boats and ships, characteristically sail powered to begin with. After a dismasting, a replacement mast and if necessary yard would be fashioned and stayed to allow a craft to resume making way.

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The compound words “jerry-built” and “jerry-rigged” have a separate origin and imply shoddy workmanship not necessarily temporary in nature.

Afro engineering (short for African engineering) or nigger rigging are racist, pejorative terms for shoddy, second-rate workmanship, with whatever materials happen to be available, or to describe a fix that is temporary, done quickly, technically improperly, or without attention to or care for detail. “Nigger-rigging” originated in the 1950s; the term was euphemized as “afro engineering” in the 1970s. The terms have been used in the auto mechanic industry to describe quick makeshift repairs.

To “MacGyver” something is to rig up something in a hurry using materials at hand, from the title character of the American television show of the same name, who specialised in such improvisation stunts. In New Zealand, having a “Number 8 wire mentality” means to have the ability to make or repair something using any materials at hand (such as standard farm fencing wire).

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