Crime drama series following John Madson, who sentenced on forged evidence to life imprisonment, gains a law degree in prison and successfully overturns his conviction. Suddenly freed again after eight years inside he uses his contacts to secure a position as an outdoor clerk with a top firm of City Solicitors.
Each episode shows the inefficiencies of the law, solves a new crime or helps those whom the law has neglected.
Filming took place in West London between 23 August and 29th November 1995.
UK / BBC One – McShane Productions / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 April – 22 May 1996
Creator: Ian McShane / Writers: Ian Kennedy Martin, Colin Shindler / Production Designer: Steve Keogh / Costume Designer: Dorinda Rea / Producer: Colin Shindler / Executive Producers: Barbara Emile, Ian McShane / Director: Rob Walker
Ian McShane as John Madson
Joanna Kanska as Magda Ostrowska
Matthew Marsh as Detective Inspector Rourke
Jayne Ashbourne as Sarah Madson
Thomas Craig as Gordon Berry
Charles Gray as Sir Ranald Hearnley
Kate Beckett as Cheryl Berry
David Arlen as Donald
Colum Convey as Detective Inspector Aston
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