Judge John Deed

BBC (ended 2007)


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Welcome to the Judge John Deed guide at TV.com. In this BBC drama series, Mr Justice Deed (played by Martin Shaw) is an unusual English High Court judge. An idealistic lawyer from a working-class background, Deed has got near to the top of his profession by his intellect and his charm, and despite an obsessive belief in justice. Judge Deed wants to uphold the law (and his own independence) at all costs, and this leaves him at odds with a series of British government stooges who try to influence him. Outside court, Deed is a womanizer who has an up-and-down relationship with fellow barrister Jo Mills (played by Jenny Seagrove), and his glamorous ex-wife Georgina Channing (called 'George', another barrister, played by Caroline Langrishe) is somehow never quite out of his life. He and George have a daughter called Charlie (Louisa Clein), at first a law student, later a young barrister, whose escapades have a way of getting Deed into hot water. Row Colemore (Christopher Cazenove) is a senior London policeman and one of Deed's oldest friends.

Caroline Langrishe

Caroline Langrishe

Georgina Channing, QC

Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw

Judge John Deed

Louisa Clein

Louisa Clein

Charlie Deed

Jemma Redgrave

Jemma Redgrave

Francesca Rochester

Donald Sinden

Donald Sinden

Sir Joseph Channing

Jenny Seagrove

Jenny Seagrove

Jo Mills

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  • Refreshingly different from American TV

    Super fleshed out nicely. Deed's main fault is eventually dealt even high court judges cannot get away with everything. Learned a great deal about the British justice system. Also found a new "hero" in an older Martin and Inspector George Gently are excellent! Just wish America had gotten him instead of the UK, LOL! Keith
  • From the first time I saw it,I knew it's like nothing else I saw before.Great script,great actors,what more do you need?

    However,if I understand corectly,it's not going to be continued. In our days,when all the channels are full with degradading shows,who satisfy the lowest needs of the human kind,without even trying to stimulate at least 1% of our brain,Judge John Deed is like fresh air for the last remaining people who would like to use their minds for a change when watching television.

    So, if there is anyone who is reading this review and has the power to make a change,please, do bring back the series.

    We need more shows like this one.

    Do not give in to the masses wishes and lower your shows' quality.

    We need to improve our thinking and not lower it near to zero.

    Thank you.moreless
  • life is more interesting outside the houses of the holy.

    John Deed is fabulous in many ways. First of all praise to the writers of the series, and too bad that the show (seems to be) no more.

    What is the success here? well first there is the main part, Judge John Deed. This is not a person of immaculate approach. he is a person, and like all others he is riddled with weakness. The usual like enjoying life and beautiful women. He is a bit of a womaniser, but not in the bad creepy way. These flaws make for an interesting character. He is also very principal in his work as a judge. The law is all. This makes him +0 friends in high places and plenty of political enenmies. This sets for an excellent piece of debat, discussions and disturbance. Add to this the interesting cases, which in a few episodes were bordering disturbing and you have the play of plays. Martin Shaw is Judge Deed in every way. He plays the part perfectly and gives it that extra that makes a good series a classic. It is however not just him that gives it color. Our two non-lovable weasels named Simon Chandler and Fraser James, playing Sir Ian Rochester and his assistant mr. play the political game for promotion Laurence James are both superb in their roles. The part is that even though you wanna hate them, they aren't evil, or even corrupt. this is a debgate on principle, which gives it a lot more power. Judge Deed seems to give another inside into the law and does it a lot better then these 42 minute epiosode chasers.moreless
  • One of the best shows ever

    This show not only shows the workings of the legal system but gives insight to both sides, that of the victim and that of the one being charged. Along with this the viewer is involved with the human side of the main actors,some good some not so good. The viewer is also given an insight into the political issues associated with the legal system, many which appear to be underhanded. The main characters portray their roles exceptional well especially Judge John Deed who displays a very personal side and Jo Mills who is a strong character will no apparent weaknesses,a woman who knows what she want.moreless
  • This is the best show on TV. The plots are full of conspiracies and the characters are interesting and not boring. The acting and script writing are the best I have ever encounted.moreless

    This is the best show on TV But no one that I know seems to know that it is on. The plots are full of conspiracies and the characters are interesting and not boring. The acting and script writing are the best I have ever encounted. Every week I look forward to watching another episode as they are filled with suspense and intrigue. There is a different plot ever week but there is a continuous story running in the back ground that joins all the episodes together. At the end of each episode I can’t wait until the next one.moreless

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