A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.
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Series cast summary:
John Thaw ...  James Kavanagh QC 27 episodes, 1995-2001
Oliver Ford Davies ...  Peter Foxcott QC / ... 26 episodes, 1995-2001
Nicholas Jones ...  Jeremy Aldermarten QC / ... 26 episodes, 1995-2001
Cliff Parisi ...  Tom Buckley 22 episodes, 1995-2001
Lisa Harrow ...  Lizzie Kavanagh 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Tom Brodie Tom Brodie ...  Matt Kavanagh 15 episodes, 1995-1999
Daisy Bates ...  Kate Kavanagh 13 episodes, 1995-2001
Anna Chancellor ...  Julia Piper / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1997
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James Kavanagh QC (Queen's Counsel) is one of the top flight barristers in Britain. Each episode has him handling challenging cases and defendants which put his skills to the test regularly. All the while, his family often encounters rough patches that require much of his free time as well. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English

Release Date:

3 January 1995 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The best and most underrated legal drama around!
10 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The only reason why I didn't give this a 10, is because I still think that Morse is John Thaw's best role. But I just want to say, he is absolutely magnificent here. Like Morse, Thaw put a bit of himself into the character, which is always very appealing. The episodes aren't complicated, not like Judge John Deed, and there have been a great flow of British actors like Larry Lamb, Ewen McGregor, Tom Courtenay, Stuart Laing and Richard Pasco. ( who was also in the saddest Inspector Morse, dead On time)The music is beautiful, and it also boosted the careers of Shakespearean actress Lisa Harrow, Eastenders'Cliff Parissi and Anna Chancellor, who all brought a brief but pleasing shine to the drama. And a vast majority of the courtroom scenes are just mesmorising, thanks to Thaw and the scripts, which are of exceptional quality. If anything, I wish it lasted longer, but Thaw died before they could do another series. 9/10. Bethany Cox


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