In legal drama Judge John Deed, Martin Shaw, with just the right amount of gravitas, plays the high court Judge of the title, who with a massively passionate belief in the justice system tends to get rather too involved in the cases he is trying, even if it means treading on people’s toes to make sure that justice is served.
Judge John Deed has an impeccable pedigree, being written and produced by TV legend G.F. Newman (the man behind the incredible 1970’s drama Law and Order) and besides Shaw the cast also includes Jenny Seagrove, Caroline Langrishe and legend Sir Donald Sinden.
Cast: MARTIN SHAW as Judge John Deed; JENNY SEAGROVE as Jo Miller QC; COLIN SALMON as Willy Radcliff; CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE as Row Colemore; CAROLINE LANGRISHE as Georgina Channing QC; DONALD SINDEN as Sir Joseph Channing; DOMINIC JEPHCOTT as Simon Dymock; BARBARA THORN as Rita ‘Coop’ Cooper; JONATHAN COY as David Stafford-Clark QC; CHRIS ELLISON as Mike Briggs; LOUISA CLEIN as Charlie Deed; DAVE NORMAN as Stephen Ashurst; VICTOR ROMERO EVANS as Maurice Hart; TOM HARPER as Rory Brown; TREVOR BOWEN as Mr Justice Nivan
Writer and Producer: G.F. Newman
UK / BBC One / 29 episodes of 60/90 minutes duration / 9 January 2001 – 18 January 2007