The Brief: Season 1, Episode 1

The Road to Hell (25 Apr. 2004)

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Struggling under tons of gambling and alimony debt, criminal defense attorney Henry Farmer takes on a raft of cases all at the same time. Worse still, he's up against some tough judges--including his own estranged father.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Alvey ...
Maureen Tyler
Edward Petherbridge ...
Zara Turner ...
Polly Graham
Will Knightley ...
Gerry Graham
Jon Rake ...
Removal Man
Emma Buckley ...
Estelle Walsh
Liam Walsh
Charlotte Emmerson ...
Sheila Coombs
Andrew Rajan ...
Rashid Latiff
Paula Jennings ...
Nancy Coombs


Alan Davies, a brilliant lawyer, has made a mess of his personal life. He is separated from his wife and son living in Austalia, estranged from his alcoholic father, having an affair with the wife of a dying man, and in debt from his compulsive gambling habit. In order to close his financial shortfall, he has taken on three cases at once including an immigrant rug dealer accused of false advertising, an alleged fence dealing in stolen property, and a former mental patient accused of drowning her boyfriend's two children. Written by

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Henry Farmer: Doctors drink; barristers gamble.
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