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Judge John Deed 

Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.

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G.F. Newman
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Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  Judge John Deed 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Jenny Seagrove ...  Jo Mills QC 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Barbara Thorn Barbara Thorn ...  Rita 'Coop' Cooper / ... 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Simon Chandler ...  Sir Ian Rochester 26 episodes, 2001-2007
Michael Eaves ...  Brian Harrison / ... 24 episodes, 2001-2007
Louisa Clein ...  Charlie Deed 23 episodes, 2001-2007
Donald Sinden ...  Sir Joseph Channing 23 episodes, 2001-2007
Caroline Langrishe ...  Georgina Channing / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2007
Simon Ward ...  Sir Monty Everard 20 episodes, 2003-2007
Fraser James ...  Laurence James 18 episodes, 2001-2006
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Sir Michael Nivan / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2007
James Barron James Barron ...  Mr. Johnson / ... 14 episodes, 2001-2006
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Despite the red robe and wig, Judge John Deed is no average high court judge. Good-looking, fit and fifty-something, he has a rakish charm that belies his sharp intellect. His passion for justice and his maverick approach set him at odds with the Lord Chancellor's department. This judge's individual approach too often flies in the face of convention for his own good as he determinedly avoids the traditionalism the system tries to force upon him. Written by Bai

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The factual accuracy of the series is often criticised by legal professionals and journalists; many of the decisions taken by Deed (Martin Shaw) are unlikely to happen in a real court. The romanticised vision of the court system created by G.F. Newman caused a judge to issue a warning to a jury not to let the series influence their view of trials-referring to an episode where Deed flouts rules when called up for jury service. See more »

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Judge John Deed: [sentencing the producer of a TV game show after a contestant has died] Celebrity. The pursuit of the talentless, by the mindless. It's become a disease of the twenty-first century. It pollutes our society, and it diminishes all who seek it, and all who worship it. And you must bear some of the responsibility for foisting this empty nonsense onto a gullible public.
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Referenced in TV Heaven, Telly Hell: Episode #1.6 (2006) See more »

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Nicely played, but wholly unrealistic.
14 April 2007 | by Maedhros35See all my reviews

Judge John Deed is a series about a High Court Judge, seen in both his private life (mostly: sleeping with the women he meets in court) and in his court life. The protagonist is nicely played by Martin Shaw, whose pronunciation of English is a wonder to behold, but most of the other characters are one-dimensional cardboard types.

Even more, a court presided by a judge where his ex-wife, his daughter and his mistress plead, accompanied by sinister government schemes in every episode is wholly unrealistic, alas. The earlier seasons where a bit better in this review, but season five and six are horrible. Perhaps the writers ran out of stories.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Judecatorul John Deed See more »

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1.78 : 1
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