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"Kavanagh QC" Diplomatic Baggage (1997)

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Original Air Date:
24 March 1997 (Season 3, Episode 4)
An influential government minister takes a great interest in Kavanagh's case of an ambassador's daughter accused of murdering a blackmailing tabloid journalist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A step down from Ancient History but a worthwhile episode all the same See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Jonathan Barlow ... Detective Inspector Benyon
Tom Brodie ... Matt Kavanagh

Paul Brooke ... Richard Dynevor
Vic Bryson ... Court Clerk
Anthony Carrick ... Appeal Court Judge
Sacha Craise ... Harry
Gerard Crossan ... Sergeant Cobbold (as Gerard Grossan)
Julian Curry ... Michael Faraday QC

Michael Feast ... Sir Alan Jackson
Ann Firbank ... Margaret Jackson

Oliver Ford Davies ... Peter Foxcott QC

James Greene ... Mr. Justice Glenayre
Janusz Guttner ... Austrian Ambassador

Lisa Harrow ... Lizzie Kavanagh

Lena Headey ... Natasha Jackson
Tamsin Hollo ... Lisa Auerbach

Nicholas Jones ... Jeremy Aldermarten QC
Corin Mellinger ... La Chouette Waiter
Isobel Middleton ... Fenella Carr

Michael Pennington ... Ralph Merridew

Nicholas Rowe ... Charles Beaufort
Christopher Rozycki ... Markovic

John Thaw ... James Kavanagh QC
Susan Tracy ... Teresa Ashburn
Tony Westrope ... Martin Pike
Arkie Whiteley ... Helen Ames
Tara Woodward ... George

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Grieve 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Douglas Watkinson  teleplay

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Chris Kelly .... producer
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
Film Editing by
Jamie McCoan 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Production Design by
Jonathan Lee 
Art Direction by
Fred Hole  (as Frederick Hole)
Set Decoration by
Simon Wakefield 
Costume Design by
Sue Yelland 
Makeup Department
Sarah Grundy .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Janine Law .... third assistant director
Paul Morris .... second assistant director
Ken Shane .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ron Higgins .... stand-by props
Brian Payne .... property master
Terry Royce .... stand-by props
Sloane U'Ren .... assistant art director
Joe Vaughan .... production buyer
Sound Department
Simon Gershon .... digital sound editor
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Eddie Jones .... dialogue editor
Terry Sharratt .... sound maintenance engineer
Bruce White .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator
Kenny Sykes .... best boy (as Ken Sykes)
Mark Treays .... focus puller
Alfie Williams .... grip
Casting Department
Sally Osoba .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Allen .... wardrobe supervisor
Lindsay Pugh .... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Josef d'Bache-Kane .... assistant on-line editor
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Location Management
Pat Karam .... location manager
Music Department
Tony Archer .... musician: acoustic double bass
Janusz Carmello .... musician: fluegel horn
Duncan Lamont Jr. .... musician: tenor sax (as Duncan Lamont)
Tony Lee .... musician (piano)
Ronnie Verrell .... musician (drums)
Other crew
Terry Connors .... production accountant
David Etherington .... legal consultant
Pauline Harlow .... legal consultant
Pauline Harlow .... script supervisor
Sarah Manning .... assistant to producer
Rob Pursey .... script editor
Liz Watkins .... production coordinator

Series Crew
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Directed by
Tristram Powell (episode "End Games")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Childs  creator
Stephen Churchett  (episode "End Games")
Susan Rogers  creator

Produced by
Lars MacFarlane .... associate producer (episode "True Committment")
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer (episode "Tie That Binds, The")
Production Design by
Eve Mavrakis 
Makeup Department
Margaret O'Keefe .... makeup artist
Nicola Perkins .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marios Hamboulides .... assistant director
Art Department
Katie Driscoll .... assistant art director (as Katie Buckley)
Sound Department
Ted Childs .... dubbing mixer
Frédéric Le Louet .... sound recordist (season 3)
James Mather .... sound effects editor
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator
Chrissy Monk .... stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Curtis Rivers .... stunt double: Neil Hastings
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Shepherd .... focus puller
Location Management
Bridget Kenningham .... location assistant
Tillie Williams .... location assistant
Other crew
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Nathaniel McCullagh .... set runner
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The menu item Mayhew refers to and recommends in Greek to Kavanagh's annoyance is avgolemeno, which is Greek egg and lemon soup.See more »
James Kavanagh QC:[to Jackson] I have been forced to defend your daughter with half the truth!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Jazz Singer (1927)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A step down from Ancient History but a worthwhile episode all the same, 16 April 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Ancient History was one of the more intelligent and harrowing Kavanagh episodes. While a step down, Diplomatic Baggage is still worthwhile, with a gripping story and good acting. It does start off slow, but the script is intelligent, the story is a gripping one concerning the ambassador's daughter accused of murder with the subplot of Matt moving into the new flat, the direction is good and of course the production values and music are excellent. As is the acting, with John Thaw coming off best as Kavanagh, and Julian Curry excellent as the prosecutor, along with an alluring Lena Headey and a sincere Michael Feast. Overall, very good. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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