The crown court (recording and broadcasting) order 2020 is due to be introduced by the government on Thursday. It will allow the filming of sentencing remarks from high court and senior circuit judges in some of the most high-profile cases, including those at the Old Bailey.

The public will be able to watch online, but there will be a 10-second delay to live broadcasts to prevent disturbances or protests from being aired. Filming will be restricted to the judge’s sentencing; no other court user, including victims, witnesses, jurors and court staff, will be filmed.