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Justice: Harriet Peterson V Dr. Moody (ITV 30 Mar 1973, with Carolyn Courage)



Justice Harriet V Dr. Moody

Harriet Petrson V Dr, Moody is a key episode of the second season. Dr Ian Moody is still trying to pressure Harriet into marriage, now though he is also putting pressure on her to leave the bar and join him as a prison advocate. Something she makes plain that she has no real passion for.

Part of Harriet does want to marry Ian but the bigger part wants her career to come first. She is pushing Sir John to help her take “silk” and become a Queen’s Counsel. Both Sir John and Bill think she should wait sometime longer until the Moody being accused of gross misconduct case dies down. Of course Harriet is determined to try anway – she needs the recommendation of two High Court Judges but that is going to be the hard part.

Later over dinner she has a major argument with Ian and storms off only to get stopped by the police over her erratic driving. She’s surprisingly antagonistic towards the policeman who stops her and the matter doesn’t end well as she is told she may be charged with dangerous driving once he has submitted his report.

Justice Harriet V Dr. Moody

John Stone as Dr Ian Moody

Meanwhile Harriet has also agreed to take on Sir John’s niece Phyllis as an intern. She doesn’t feature overly in this episode but it looks she is being set up as an addition to the regular cast.

At one point it looks like that is going to be it for Harriet and Moody but the fact that she is eventually turned down for Silk (for a year anyway) and a major apology from Ian puts them back on track.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 30 March 1973 at 9.00pm

Writer: Henry Cecil / Production Design: Vic Symonds / Director: Tony Wharmby

Series: Justice Season 2 Episode 8

Margaret Lockwood as Harriet Peterson
John Stone as Dr Ian Moody
Philip Stone as Sir John Gallagher
John Bryans as Bill, Clerk of Chambers
Carolyn Courage as Phyllis Badstreet
Carleton Hobbs as Mr Justice Bosanquet
Colin McCormack as Policeman
David Graham as Tapworth
Colin Edwynn as Albert Mead
Monica Grey as Mrs Arrow
Norman Shelley as Captain Glint
Russell Napier as Sir Harold Plant
Clifford Evans as Lord Mountjoy