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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Official Sites:

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9 January 2001 (UK) 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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The Anti-Rumpole
26 April 2005 | by hgallonSee all my reviews

There have been two series so far of this programme. It seems deliberately to set out to contradict the impression of the British legal system portrayed by the excellent "Rumpole of the Bailey", of senile judges and smug arch-conservative barristers.

Here, the main character has radical leanings, a messy private life and a very active libido. Much of the sub-plot is involved with side-swipes at the (Labour) government of the day, although the implication is that power corrupts; the political complexion of the office holders doesn't affect their greed or ambition.

The one common factor with other screen portrayals of the British legal system is the very precise diction and grammar used by barristers and judges. The courtroom scenes are well worth watching.

Some elements of the plot rather strain belief, but the series is quite enjoyable.


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