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

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Series cast summary:
...  Judge John Deed 29 episodes, 2001-2007
...  Jo Mills QC 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Barbara Thorn ...  Rita 'Coop' Cooper / ... 29 episodes, 2001-2007
...  Sir Ian Rochester 26 episodes, 2001-2007
...  Brian Harrison / ... 24 episodes, 2001-2007
Louisa Clein ...  Charlie Deed 23 episodes, 2001-2007
...  Sir Joseph Channing 23 episodes, 2001-2007
...  Georgina Channing / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2007
...  Sir Monty Everard 20 episodes, 2003-2007
...  Laurence James 18 episodes, 2001-2006
T.R. Bowen ...  Sir Michael Nivan / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2007
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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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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I like it, but it has its problems
13 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw Judge John Deed as I like legal dramas and I love Martin Shaw. Judge John Deed is not bad, but it is not perfect. And I admit I prefer Rumpole of the Bailey and Kavanagh QC. Judge John Deed is wonderfully photographed and the locations and scenery are stunning, and the music is great. In the first four seasons or so, the writing has in general been excellent and the stories are engrossing, with exception of the baby episode which is easily one of the weaker episodes for me. And the acting is fine, Martin Shaw is brilliant in the title role, and he has a good chemistry with the lovely Jenny Seagrove who plays Jo, while the direction is pretty solid and the courtroom scenes on the whole compelling. However, I do have to agree that some parts of Judge John Deed is unrealistic such as the sinister government schemes, making Deed a womaniser and such. Also the pacing can be a little slow at times, and in seasons 5 and 6 the writing and story lines sadly aren't as strong, with the writing lacking the intelligence of the earlier seasons and the stories becoming a tad unoriginal and repetitive. And there were some characters that came across as cardboard, on occasions Judge John Deed and Jo are the only well-developed characters. To conclude, it is good thanks to Shaw, but it has lost its quality. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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