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North Square 

A closed legal world steeped in tradition.


Peter Moffat




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Series cast summary:
Phil Davis ...  Peter McLeish 10 episodes, 2000
Kevin McKidd ...  Billy Guthrie 10 episodes, 2000
James Midgley James Midgley ...  Bob / ... 10 episodes, 2000
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Alex Hay 10 episodes, 2000
Dominic Rowan ...  Tom Mitford 10 episodes, 2000
James Murray ...  Johnny Boy 10 episodes, 2000
Helen McCrory ...  Rose Fitzgerald 10 episodes, 2000
Kim Vithana ...  Wendy de Souza 10 episodes, 2000
Ruth Millar Ruth Millar ...  Morag Black 10 episodes, 2000
Victoria Smurfit ...  Helen Ferryhough 10 episodes, 2000
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar ...  Stevie Goode 8 episodes, 2000
Tony Monroe ...  Michael Marlowe 8 episodes, 2000
Murray Head ...  Judge Martin Bould 8 episodes, 2000
Robert Mountford ...  Hussein Ali 7 episodes, 2000
Jack Fortune Jack Fortune ...  Leo Wilson / ... 6 episodes, 2000


Barristers. They are young, educated, soft on the inside, hard where it counts. Don t let the wigs fool you, when you stand alone in court, when your life is on the line, these are the people you want between you and the jury. The North Square chambers are finding their feet, fighting for a large piece of the criminal justice business in Leeds. Working for his barristers or maybe the other way around is their manipulative chief clerk. Ruthless, obsessive, with a razor sharp mind and a cosh-like sensibility, Peter McLeish loves the business and the business loves him. Written by Anonymous

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18 October 2000 (UK) See more »

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The most enjoyable TV series I've ever seen
16 August 2010 | by jrsubsSee all my reviews

Like others I hung around disconsolately for years waiting for the second series that never materialised. But what we did get was a fabulous fast-paced, funny, insightful, fascinating, witty walloping drama with a brain. The acting is superb from the whole cast, I still luxuriate in watching and re-watching some of the pointy moments and the characterisations within. Rose's smile when she agrees with McLeish that he'll make the best godfather ever. Morag when she asks the evil prosecutor why she (the prosecutor) is childless. Ah ... Morag!! Each of the lead women were to die for (I'm male) -- I'd happily have married any of the female characters.

McLeish/Davis is superb in his presentation of the rough (and flawed) diamond gradually revealing a heart.

The story lines are not subtle, but they are damned satisfying, a real pleasure to get lost in.

Like some others I'm mystified that so few people seemed to watch this at the time, why it received so few contemporary plaudits, and why so few know about it today. Most of all I can't understand why it's not available now on DVD. It's almost criminal that such a high point of TV production, still just modern enough not to seem dated, is not available in any form anywhere (legally I mean).

Perhaps it's perceived as having no appeal to 95% of the population and no appeal at all to an American audience. None-the-less such a rarely intelligent production deserves to be available and promoted to the sizable minority who did and would enjoy it.

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