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The Brief 

Henry Farmer is a clever criminal law barrister whose every day is a juggling act between surviving his messy personal life and pleading cases only he can win.
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Series cast summary:
Alan Davies ...  Henry Farmer 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Cherie Lunghi ...  Cleo Steyn QC 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Christopher Fulford ...  Ray Scanlon 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Linda Bassett ...  Maureen Tyler / ... 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Robert Whitelock ...  Ben Halliwell 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Steven Alvey Steven Alvey ...  Paul Bracewell 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Edward Petherbridge ...  Gillespie / ... 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Camilla Power ...  Millie Marsh 4 episodes, 2005
Zara Turner ...  Polly Graham 4 episodes, 2004
George Innes ...  Jack 4 episodes, 2004
Frank Mills ...  Alfie 4 episodes, 2004
Will Knightley Will Knightley ...  Gerry Graham 3 episodes, 2004
Andy de la Tour Andy de la Tour ...  Malcol Tebbott / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Barney Clark ...  Zak Farmer 3 episodes, 2004
Bill Moody Bill Moody ...  Symons / ... 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Clive Merrison ...  Jimmy Colina / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
George MacKay ...  Zak Farmer 2 episodes, 2005
Miles Richardson ...  Humphrey Blunt QC / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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Henry Farmer is a clever criminal law barrister whose every day is a juggling act between surviving his messy personal life and pleading cases only he can win.

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English

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25 April 2004 (UK) See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Worth the watch
14 January 2019 | by timmurphy-2See all my reviews

Great characters, good acting, interesting cases and a solid balance between drama and humor make "The Brief" worth the watch. I discovered it on Amazon Prime and recommend it to anyone who likes British law and crime dramas. The central character, Henry Farmer, is a flawed but deeply likeable and honest barrister whose cases never seem to earn him any money. The first season included a rather complicated romantic relationship that was jettisoned in the second series, which I felt was a bit better. Apparently, a third season was not commissioned when ratings declined and the star of the series, Alan Davies, returned to the apparently more popular series "Jonathan Creek". Too bad. It was a great deal of fun.


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