When a young vicar is accused of seducing a grieving young widow. Kavanagh defends him, but suddenly charges are dropped and the couple become engaged.





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Episode credited cast:
Robert Ashby ...
Terence Brebner
Matt Bardock ...
Rev. Ian Winfarthing
Tom Brodie ...
Michael Burrell ...
Dr. Holmes
Fern Lambert
Rita Davies ...
Mrs. Harmer
Lady Amanda Preston-Stoke
Valerie Edmond ...
Emma Taylor
Bishop of Norfolk
Rory Feeney ...
Clerk of the Court
Mr. Justice Lincoln


Kavanagh successfully defends a young vicar, Ian Winfarthing,when pub landlady Anne Murchison accuses him of sexual harassment. But when Anne is charged with killing her drunken, bullying husband,Tom, Ian comes forward to claim that he and Anne were lovers, the harassment case being a smoke-screen and they were in bed together when Tom died. Jeremy dates a glamorous aristocrat, throwing her over for his career's sake when she tells him she is pregnant, and later finding he has dumped a millionairess. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

14 April 1998 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lady Amanda Preston-Stoke: [to a shocked Jeremy we she reveals she didn't take a birth control pill] I thought you wanted a child too!
Jeremy Aldermarten QC: Yes, but not this weekend!
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The weakest of the 4th series but very good all the same
16 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I will say I did really like Innocency of Life. While not as moving or as intelligent as Memento Mori, it does benefit from a good story and some very atmospheric scenery. The direction isn't the best but it is good, and the script is well written. The scenery is atmospheric and served as a big advantage, and the music as always is beautiful. And the acting is excellent yet again, John Thaw is brilliant as always, but he is well supported by Matt Bardock, Susan Vidler, Cliff Parisi, Geraldine James and Oliver Ford Davies.

Overall, I do think it is the weakest of the 4th series but all the same it is very good and worth seeing. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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