Judge John Deed (2001–2007)
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When judge John Deed takes the case of a man who has killed the driver responsible for his daughter's death, the high court judge gets personally involved in the situation.


Alrick Riley


G.F. Newman

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Romero Evans Victor Romero Evans ... Maurice Haart
Steven Osborne Steven Osborne ... Alex Redburn
Steven Elliot Steven Elliot ... Sergeant Bridges (as Steven Elliott)
Doug Bradley ... Inspector Lannon
Martin Shaw ... Judge John Deed
David Sibley David Sibley ... Paul Frant
Martin Reeve Martin Reeve ... Mike Peters
Colin Salmon ... Willy Radcliff
Barbara Thorn Barbara Thorn ... Rita 'Coop' Cooper
David Norman David Norman ... Stephen Ashurst (as Dave Norman)
Louisa Clein ... Charlie Deed
Tom Harper ... Rory Brown
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ... Mr. Justice Michael Nivan (as Trevor Bowen)
Tim Munro Tim Munro ... Norman Children
Lisa Millett ... Jury Forewoman (as Lisa Millet)


Four months after his daughter is killed in a traffic accident, Maurice Hart legally purchases a shotgun and kills the driver who had been acquitted of any criminal responsibility. The defendant refuses to testify in his defense but Judge Deed does his best to ensure a balanced presentation of the evidence. The Lord Chancellor's Department has grown tired of Deed's aggressive behavior and develop a plan to force his resignation. Judge Deed's daughter, Charlie, starts university and falls in with activists and needs both her father's and her grandfather's assistance to get her friend off. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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9 January 2001 (UK) See more »

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High Court Judges in England and Wales can be referred to in one of a number of ways:
  • Judge John Deed (as per the title of the show, although few High Court Judges are actually go by the title of 'Judge')
  • The Honourable Mr Justice Deed (as his name would appear on official court documentation)
  • Mr Justice Deed (the correct way to refer to a Judge in conversation)
  • Sir John Deed (this is the correct way to refer to Judge in his presence as all High Court Judges are Knights and Dames of the Realm)
  • Deed J ('J' meaning 'Justice', the appropriate legal abbreviation for Judges' titles in all English law reports)
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jurisimprudence and a twinkle in the eye
26 July 2002 | by benglesonSee all my reviews

Feeling a little brain dead on a friday night, Judge John Deed and a glass of wine are a natural mix. The political undercurrents are delicious, yet reserved, and the stuff shirts who abound seem to be perpetually in a tizzy. This Judge plays in his courtroom and his active jousting is a sight to behold. I hope I see more of Judge John Deed.

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