Inside The Murder Trial

Margaret Fleming was a vulnerable adult looked after by two carers, Edward Cairney and Avril Jones, in a remote coastal property in the village of Inverkip. But when police asked neighbours about Margaret, they were told she hadn’t been seen for nearly 20 years.

Just before Christmas in 1999 the then 19 year old Margaret had seemingly disappeared. Yet not one person had reported her missing.

With unprecedented access to a high profile murder trial that gripped Scotland, together with access to the police investigation and the prosecution and defence teams, this unique two-part documentary tells the story of a trial without a body, a community without answers and a young woman without the means to look after herself - lost by a social care system, lost by friends and family and lost to time.