Kavanagh and Peter travel to Kavanagh's hometown to defend a young unmarried couple on welfare from the murder of their young child.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Cruttenden ...
Valerie Edmond ...
Emma Taylor
Gillian Goodman ...
Clerk of the Court
Mary Armstrong QC
Mark Holmes
Simon Harrison ...
Dr. Joseph Jardine
Alan Hulse ...
Dick Ellis
Paul Buckley
Anna Jaskolka ...
Mrs. Bell
Arbel Jones ...
Mrs. Bott
Robert Lang ...
Danny Midwinter ...


Kavanagh and chambers head Peter Foxcott go to Kavanagh's home town, Bolton, where Kavanagh is defending Debbie Sattenthwaite and Mark Holmes, charged with killing their fourteen month old daughter. Unfortunately the couple's evidence suddenly starts to clash as Mark changes his story and Foxcott is shocked at the way Kavanagh goes for Debbie, requiring his intervention to assist his colleague. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

24 March 1998 (UK)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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James Kavanagh QC: [to Emma] There's a certain irony in defending someone I'd gladly throttle with my bare hands.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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[sung to Jeremy at his garden party by the guests]
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16 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While not the best written story ever from the series, it is a good one, that follows Kavanagh and Foxcott acting in a case concerning a couple suspected of killing their baby. Oliver Ford Davies gives one of his better performances as Peter Foxcott while John Thaw is fine as always. And Robert Lang seems to be enjoying himself as the judge who doesn't take a shine to Kavanagh, actually that is an understatement in itself. The couple who are suspected of killing their baby are acted very well as well. Also well done are the script, the production values and the direction. Overall, not Kavanagh's best but a good episode all the same. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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