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"Kavanagh QC" Nothing But the Truth (1995)

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Ted Childs (creator)
Russell Lewis (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
3 January 1995 (Season 1, Episode 1)
When a respected student digging a pool in the backyard of a housewife finds himself accused of raping her, Kavanagh takes up his defense. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The Crown vs. Young Master Ewan McGregor See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Robin Bailey ... Lord Probyn
Rosalind Bailey ... Cynthia Kavanagh

Daisy Bates ... Kate Kavanagh
Stephen Bent ... Jury Foreman

Joan Blackham ... Mrs. Greaves
Philip Bowen ... Professor Bellamy
John Brobbey ... Parry
Tom Brodie ... Matt Kavanagh
David Cardy ... Alan Kendall
Bill Cashmore ... DS Cadbury

Anna Chancellor ... Julia Piper
Claude Close ... Hedges
Danny Cunningham ... Gary Porter
Ronald Fernee ... Clerk of the Court

Oliver Ford Davies ... Peter Foxcott QC
Elli Garnett ... Sophie
Juliette Gruber ... Clare

Lisa Harrow ... Lizzie Kavanagh
Terence Harvey ... Jock Armstrong
Jean Heywood ... Marjorie Kavanagh
Maxwell Hutcheon ... Mr. Greaves

Geraldine James ... Eleanor Harker QC

Nicholas Jones ... Jeremy Aldermarten QC

Jenny Jules ... Alex Wilson
George Malpas ... Alfred Kavanagh

Teresa McElroy ... Prosecuting Counsel

Ewan McGregor ... David Robert Armstrong
Denise Orita ... FME

Cliff Parisi ... Tom Buckley
Nick Patrick ... Luke
Ruth Redman ... Fiona Marshall
Paul Rogers ... Judge Granville

Alison Steadman ... Evelyn Marie Kendall
Annabel Taylor ... DC Bissett

John Thaw ... James Kavanagh QC

Pip Torrens ... Miles Petersham
David Verrey ... Duty Sergeant

Albert Welling ... Grahame Kavanagh
Oliver Wilson ... Clive Gardiner

Episode Crew
Directed by
Colin Gregg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Childs  creator
Russell Lewis  teleplay
Susan Rogers  creator

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Chris Kelly .... producer
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Anne Dudley 
Cinematography by
Nigel Walters (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Blackmore 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Production Design by
Gavin Bocquet 
Art Direction by
Keith Pain 
Set Decoration by
Jille Azis 
Costume Design by
Sue Yelland 
Makeup Department
Tracey Dilley .... makeup assistant (as Tracey Dilly)
Louise Walker .... makeup assistant
Carolyne Walsh .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Foster .... second assistant director
Sallie Anne Hard .... third assistant director (as Sallie Hard)
Jennie Osborn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Richard Armitage .... stand-by props
David Bowes .... art department assistant
Nigel Crafts .... stand-by carpenter
Tony Marks .... carpenter
Eve Mavrakis .... assistant art director
Nick Milner .... dressing props
Andy Moore .... stand-by rigger
John O'Shaughnessy .... production buyer
Brian Payne .... property master
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Terry Royce .... stand-by props
Bob Starrett .... stand-by painter
Brian West .... property store keeper
Sound Department
Matt Coster .... sound editorial staff
Simon Gershon .... digital sound editor
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Eddie Jones .... dialogue editor
Steve O'Brien .... sound maintenance engineer
Ian Voigt .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Jane Wrightson .... titles
Abbi Collins .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Harriet Carpenter .... clapper loader
Jim Court .... electrician
Nick Lowin .... focus puller
Alan Muhley .... gaffer
Reg Papes .... generator operator
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
John Rogers .... best boy
Paul Sykes .... electrician
Jan Turner .... electrician
Alfie Williams .... grip
Casting Department
Sally Osoba .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Allen .... wardrobe supervisor
Susie Stokes .... assistant wardrobe supervisor (as Suzi Stokes)
Editorial Department
Alexandra Easterman .... editing department assistant
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Tracey Jury .... assistant editor
Siobhan Quin .... assistant on-line editor
Luke Rainey .... telecine operator
Location Management
Greg Jordan .... location unit manager
Richard Sharkey .... assistant location manager
Other crew
David Bradly .... legal consultant
Alix Brennan .... production runner
Terry Connors .... production accountant
Gina Cronk .... script editor
Deirdre Doorley .... assistant to producers (as Deidre A. Doorley)
Pauline Harlow .... script supervisor
Lisa-Kim Ling Kuan .... assistant accountant
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
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Additional Details

100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

James Kavanagh QC:[to Cynthia] No more 'I said' or 'You promised!' That's no basis for anything. I am trying, but I am not going to spend the rest of my days walking on eggshells. We start over with a clean slate or we just knock it on the head.See more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Crown vs. Young Master Ewan McGregor, 3 May 2006
Author: AZINDN from United States

"Nothing But the Truth" features a very young and long haired, Ewan McGregor in a role that leaves everyone guessing to the very end. Did he or didn't he? Who's telling the truth? Who is the real victim? One of the series from Kavanagh QC (Queen's Counsel), the superior storyline evidence the high caliber of British drama that Americans rarely find on regular mundane weekly television except PBS Masterpiece Theater. In the title role is the late versatile character actor, John Thaw as James Kavanagh a champion for equal justice in and out of the court. He is harried with an enormous case load, and faces the shaky possibility of loosing his unhappy marriage, as well as his spoiled yuppie puppy offspring at home. Adding to his problems is the case of the Crown versus David Armstrong (Ewan McGregor).

McGregor's character is a young Cambridge student accused of raping an older woman who is the client of a construction company where David works as a summer laborer. The son of an industrial captain, David has wealth, and the good reputation of a gentleman. He is candid and forthright making him a perfect client. Kavanagh is confident and assured of David's innocence. The alleged rape victim (Alison Steadman) is a forty-something housewife. She has an unfaithful husband and her failing marriage leaves her lonely and vulnerable. Not so old that she is unattractive, Kavanagh argues she is not the kind of woman a rich and hot Cambridge boy would have an interest. He asserts the accuser enticed David into her home for a little 'afternoon delight'.

At the crux of the episode is the prejudice that rape is the fault of the victim. Who do we believe -- adorable and respectable David, or a troubled housewife with an itch for firm young flesh? As lawyers spar and examine the incident, the prejudices that surround issues of older women/younger man, class, status, and rape in today's society becomes all the more raw, exposed, and incendiary.

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