Judge John Deed (2001– )
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Exacting Justice 

When judge John Deed takes the case of a man who has killed the driver responsible for his daughter's death, the high court judge gets personally involved in the situation.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Romero Evans ...
Steven Osborne ...
Steven Elliot ...
Sergeant Bridges (as Steven Elliott)
David Sibley ...
Martin Reeve ...
Barbara Thorn ...
David Norman ...
Stephen Ashurst (as Dave Norman)
Louisa Clein ...
Tom Harper ...
Rory Brown
T.R. Bowen ...
Mr. Justice Michael Nivan (as Trevor Bowen)
Tim Munro ...
Norman Children
Jury Forewoman (as Lisa Millet)


Four months after his daughter is killed in a traffic accident, Maurice Hart legally purchases a shotgun and kills the driver who had been acquitted of any criminal responsibility. The defendant refuses to testify in his defense but Judge Deed does his best to ensure a balanced presentation of the evidence. The Lord Chancellor's Department has grown tired of Deed's aggressive behavior and develop a plan to force his resignation. Judge Deed's daughter, Charlie, starts university and falls in with activists and needs both her father's and her grandfather's assistance to get her friend off. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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9 January 2001 (UK)  »

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Exacting Justice With a Human Touch
3 July 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

In this pilot we'll meet Judge John Deed whose professional life and private loves will shock and enthrall, rivet and intrigue, in short highly entertain us for the next twenty odd hours of this truly excellent British TV show. It's the best court room drama I have ever watched, with scripts worthy of the BBC's reputation and actors like you'll only ever find on English shows. This is a very unconventional judge as his stuffed-shirt brother judges find out to their dismay: a man not afraid of unpopular decisions and emotional engagement. A judge who is an upright human first and a member of the English judiciary next. An (ex-)husband, a father, brother, son and not to forget, a lover. Meet Judge John Deed, you won't regret the acquaintance.

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