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

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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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9 January 2001 (UK) See more »

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Judecatorul John Deed See more »

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The sixth and last series concluded on 18 January 2007. The programme then went on an indefinite break after Martin Shaw became involved in another television programme (Inspector George Gently (2007)), and he and Seagrove expressed a wish for the format of the series to change before they filmed new episodes. By 2009, the series had officially been cancelled. 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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Follows Judge John Deed: Exacting Justice (2001) See more »

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Romancing the Judge
18 September 2005 | by PolitePSee all my reviews

A High Court Judge torn between both several lovers (in adultery or otherwise) and the boundaries of justice. For a student of the law almost a text book of cases of likelihood of bias, undue influence, zig-zagging on the straight and narrow and kiss and tell. However, that may well be the reality of major cases. There is no way of escaping the Judge. He is at his best battling with the politicians who would like to stage convictions, mistrials and favoring the cronies of the economy. He is humbled but not humiliated by the women he can't resist. He is brought to modesty by ex-partners, daughters, best friends and those who love him as much as they hate him, without ever being brought to his knees. And the wig does become him as well.


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