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Judge John Deed: Abuse of Power (S2EP2 BBC-1 28 Nov 2002, with Anthony Valentine)

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Abuse of Power: After a young woman is battered to death, the mentally retarded Gary Patterson confesses and the police consider the case solved. However, Gary later withdraws his confession, leaving Judge Deed’s court struggling with limited evidence.

Meanwhile, Deed is also busy looking into a case about a multi-million pound mortgage fraud and comes up against a masonic conspiracy. The fraud case is due to go before a brother judge who himself proves to be implicated, and who commits suicide. In Deed’s own court, the jury finds Gary Patterson not guilty, Deed asks who the killer was, and Gary says he witnessed the killing and knows the answer.

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Martin Shaw as Judge John Deed
Jenny Seagrove as Jo Mills QC
Michelle Abrahams as Amber Hollick
Kolade Agboke as Mich Eastwick
Roger Alborough as Det. Supt. Craddock
James Barron as Mr. Johnson
T.R. Bowen as Sir Michael Nivan
Christopher Cazenove as Row Colemore
Simon Chandler as Sir Ian Rochester
Louisa Clein as Charlie Deed
Sarah Crook as DS Millbrook
Ray Donn
Keith Drinkel as Jimmy Darvall
Michael Eaves as Brian Harrison
Steven Elliott as Sergeant Bridges
Glyn Grimstead as Dale Patterson
Gabrielle Hamilton as Nan Patterson
Samantha Holland as Dr. Markham
Jonathan Keeble as Gavin McFayden
Simone Lahbib as Carol
Glyn Lewis as Police Officer
Terence Maynard as Dr. Vaughan
Sheridan Morley as Judge Robert Home
Dave Norman as Stephen Ashurst
Andy Quine as Ben Goldin
Raad Rawi as Dr. Baldichino
Joseph Rye as Suited Man
Adrian Schiller as Dominic Collins
Donald Sinden as Sir Joseph Channing
Colin Spaull as Denis Marlowe
Jim Sturgess as Gary Patterson
Barbara Thorn as Rita ‘Coop’ Cooper
Anthony Valentine as Clive Brill QC
Mark Webb as DS Peter Branson
Andrew Whipp as Henry Kuhle
Frank Windsor as Sir James Valentine
Andy Wisher as Man in Cavalier
Ruth Shaw as Woman in Court (uncredited)

Director: David Kew

Airdate: 28 November 2002

Season 2, Episode 2

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