A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.
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Series cast summary:
John Thaw ...  James Kavanagh QC 27 episodes, 1995-2001
Oliver Ford Davies ...  Peter Foxcott QC / ... 26 episodes, 1995-2001
Nicholas Jones ...  Jeremy Aldermarten QC / ... 26 episodes, 1995-2001
Cliff Parisi ...  Tom Buckley 22 episodes, 1995-2001
Lisa Harrow ...  Lizzie Kavanagh 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Tom Brodie ...  Matt Kavanagh 15 episodes, 1995-1999
Daisy Bates ...  Kate Kavanagh 13 episodes, 1995-2001
Anna Chancellor ...  Julia Piper / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1997
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James Kavanagh QC (Queen's Counsel) (John Thaw) is one of the top flight barristers in Britain. Each episode has him handling challenging cases and defendants which put his skills to the test regularly. All the while, his family often encounters rough patches that require much of his free time as well. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

3 January 1995 (UK) See more »

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Kavanagh See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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More than courtroom drama
8 October 2019 | by rjkelleherSee all my reviews

The writing and the acting are sublime. We must also credit the editing, which keeps things moving smartly along.

The courtroom scenes are meticulously wrought. As a longtime trial lawyer I can say they are not only realistic, but made riveting by their very realism, rather than by contrived histrionics. There is often a surprising twist.

Each episode has multiple subplots surrounding the central courtroom drama, involving Kavanagh's once-unfaithful but now apparently loving wife, his naive and often disrespectful children, and his flavorful rivals and chamber colleagues.

High literature, this is. Just excellent.


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