You Don't Know Me viewers blast 'atrocious' blunder in first minutes of BBC premiere

YOU Don't Know Me was slammed by BBC viewers within the first few minutes of its premiere on Sunday night – with many ridiculing it as "atrocious" and "inaccurate".

The drama, which was inspired by the real criminal justice system, tells the story from the viewpoint of someone accused of murder – but last night’s premiere didn’t go as planned.

The four-part series left viewers with plenty of questions as they attempted to decipher whether protagonist Hero was telling the truth or not.

Hero, a young man from south London, is in the dock for murder.

Despite having physical evidence stacked against him, he is adamant he did not murder a young boy.

The first instalment explained how Hero had fired his own barrister during the court case so he could represent himself.

Hero was determined to present his own version of events to explain how a law-abiding car salesman is in the frame for murder.

Viewers, however, were quick to ridicule the series for not following exact court protocols. 

One viewer fumed: "Defendant for murder marches down with no security, after refusing to give evidence, to give his evidence by making a closing speech which he can’t be examined on.”

Echoing their comments, someone else highlighted: "Seems an improbable legal set up on You Don’t Know Me.

"This is the BBC. Atrocious. Defund them."

Meanwhile, a third added: "Why do dramas never portray courtroom proceedings as per reality?”

Despite a majority of bad reviews, there were some fans who were hooked on the series.

One fan commented: "Only been watching for 20 minutes and I already know it’s gonna be a good series.”

While another said: “Right, that’s that then. I’m invested and hooked already.”

You Don't Know Me airs will conclude on Monday, December 13 on BBC One.

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