Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.

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G.F. Newman
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  Judge John Deed 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Jenny Seagrove ...  Jo Mills QC 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Barbara Thorn Barbara Thorn ...  Rita 'Coop' Cooper / ... 29 episodes, 2001-2007
Simon Chandler ...  Sir Ian Rochester 26 episodes, 2001-2007
Michael Eaves ...  Brian Harrison / ... 24 episodes, 2001-2007
Louisa Clein ...  Charlie Deed 23 episodes, 2001-2007
Donald Sinden ...  Sir Joseph Channing 23 episodes, 2001-2007
Caroline Langrishe ...  Georgina Channing / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2007
Simon Ward ...  Sir Monty Everard 20 episodes, 2003-2007
Fraser James ...  Laurence James 18 episodes, 2001-2006
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Sir Michael Nivan / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2007
James Barron James Barron ...  Mr. Johnson / ... 14 episodes, 2001-2006
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Storyline

Despite the red robe and wig, Judge John Deed is no average high court judge. Good-looking, fit and fifty-something, he has a rakish charm that belies his sharp intellect. His passion for justice and his maverick approach set him at odds with the Lord Chancellor's department. This judge's individual approach too often flies in the face of convention for his own good as he determinedly avoids the traditionalism the system tries to force upon him. Written by Bai

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Judecatorul John Deed See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The factual accuracy of the series is often criticised by legal professionals and journalists; many of the decisions taken by Deed (Martin Shaw) are unlikely to happen in a real court. The romanticised vision of the court system created by G.F. Newman caused a judge to issue a warning to a jury not to let the series influence their view of trials-referring to an episode where Deed flouts rules when called up for jury service. See more »

Quotes

Judge John Deed: [sentencing the producer of a TV game show after a contestant has died] Celebrity. The pursuit of the talentless, by the mindless. It's become a disease of the twenty-first century. It pollutes our society, and it diminishes all who seek it, and all who worship it. And you must bear some of the responsibility for foisting this empty nonsense onto a gullible public.
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Judge for yourself
14 October 2003 | by mikevalSee all my reviews

Martin Shaw is once again excellent in an excellent production. I have never been to court, but can imagine that this is a particularly precise example of the British legal system. I have followed Martin Shaw's career over the years, since he was in The Professionals, and whether through chance or good judgement, he seems to choose roles that fit his stature. The writing in this show is excellent, the actors, almost without exception, extremely professional, and the sly humour just leavens the gravity of the courtroom proceedings.


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