Kavanagh defends a convicted arsonist and former heroin junkie for blowing up his apartment and killing his addicted, pregnant girlfriend.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Banham ...
Susanna Best ...
Emily Miller
Tilly Burgess
Michael Woodley
Clerk of the Court
Philip Fox ...
Dr. Kidd
Ross Gurney-Randall ...
Laura Heath ...
Annie Fisk
Andy Henderson ...
Nigel Crisp
David Henry ...
Mr. Murchie
Will Karlsen ...
D.S. Kent


Drug addict Annie Fiske dies in a gas explosion following an argument with boyfriend Michael Woodley about her return to heroin. Michael, a convicted arsonist, tells a witness "I killed her",and refuses to give Kavanagh ammunition for a defence.However, helped by his junior,Martha Miller,who has previously felt under-valued,Kavanagh uses shock tactics to get a response from his client. He also begins a hesitant relationship with colleague Eleanor whilst Jeremy proves to be a dog's best friend and ends up co-investing in a racing greyhound with Tom. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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15 March 1999 (UK)  »

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James Kavanagh QC: Never ask a question you don't know the answer to... first rule of advocacy.
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Very well constructed
16 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode had a lot to live up to after the outstanding Previous Convictions, and while it isn't quite as good, it is very well constructed, with a good story and writing and very good acting. The music is beautiful as always, the direction is good and the production values while darker here are excellent. Acting wise, I really liked Geraldine James, Robert Lang and Hugh Dancy, but John Thaw once again gave the best performance as his character differs whether he should tell the courts that the victim was pregnant.

Overall, a well constructed episode, with almost all of the essential elements combining as one to make the episode worth watching. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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