Kavanagh QC: Season 2, Episode 1

True Commitment (26 Feb. 1996)

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When another QC falls ill, Kavanagh inherits his prosecution case against a thug accused of drug trafficking and a penchant for intimidating witnesses.

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Harriet Ashcroft ...
Kathy Tyler
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Tom Brodie ...
Selina Cadell ...
Angela Manners
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Julia Piper
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Alan Jacobs
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
Marcia Jacobs
Rob Edwards ...
Jeffery Manners
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Lucy Jenkins ...
Patricia Graves
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Jenny Jules ...
Alex Wilson
Stuart Laing ...
Mark Holland
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Kavanagh finds himself defending a left-leaning protester accused of stabbing a skinhead at a protest march. The accused claims that it was entirely his fault, but when he hears that his upper middle class girlfriend has shopped him to the police, he changes his story saying he was just being chivalrous and that it was his girlfriend who did the stabbing. The Kavanaghs continue their commuter marriage with Lizzie working in Strasbourg and it all proves to be a challenge to them both. Kate has left for Cambridge and Lizzie is pleased to hear that her tutor is the husband of one of her closest childhood friends. She is far less pleased when she learns that her daughter and the tutor are having an affair and Kavanagh himself simply blows a gasket. Written by garykmcd

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Julia Piper: [Referrring to Lucy as they are walking] I gather it was a miracle Jeremy got her off in the first place.
Alex Wilson: Jule, there's only one rule when it comes to other people's sex lives - don't interfere.
Julia Piper: Normally... yes, but what if Lucy's taking him for a ride?
Alex Wilson: [Entering into a restaurant] Even if she is - and I appreciate you've known him longer than me - this is JEREMY we're talking about.
Julia Piper: [Giggles after going into the restaurant] Moral dilemma of the day... it's like should I throw a life belt to a ...
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A strong start to the 2nd series of the legal drama
16 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kavanagh QC is a wonderful legal drama, and this is a strong episode. It starts off a little slow, but the acting, music and camera work make it enjoyable. The camera work is beautiful once again, and the music is lovely. The story concerns a man accused of killing another in a riot, and he forever protests his innocence and that his girlfriend committed the crime, this moves along at a reasonable pace, and is nicely balanced with a couple of subplots such as Jeremy forming a sort of relationship with a woman he acquitted, and Kavanagh finding out in one of the better scenes of the episode about Kate and her tutor. The acting is typically fine, with an excellent(as per usual) John Thaw, a calculating Dorlay Rosen and Stuart Laing in an early role. Overall, strong and very good. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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