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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Ashcroft ...
Kathy Tyler
Tom Brodie ...
Angela Manners
Julia Piper
Alan Jacobs
Marcia Jacobs
Rob Edwards ...
Jeffery Manners
Lucy Jenkins ...
Patricia Graves
Alex Wilson
Stuart Laing ...
Mark Holland


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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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

26 February 1996 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jeremy Aldermarten QC: [Pressing a nightgown to his chest, a gift for Lucy] Jule, wha-what do you think?
Jeremy Aldermarten QC: [Amused at the spectacle] Very nice.
Jeremy Aldermarten QC: I don't think I've ever seen you like this before, Jeremy.
Jeremy Aldermarten QC: Well, li-like what?
Julia Piper: Well, good-natured.
Jeremy Aldermarten QC: Contentment does things to a man.
Julia Piper: [Skeptically] Hmmm! Doesn't quite sit well. It's like having a Rottweiler fetch your slippers.
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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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