Judge John Deed

Season 2 Episode 2

Abuse of Power

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Aired Unknown Nov 28, 2002 on BBC
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Abuse of Power
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After a young woman is battered to death, the mentally retarded Gary Patterson confesses and the police consider the case solved. However, Gary later withdraws his confession, leaving Judge Deed's court struggling with limited evidence.

Meanwhile, Deed is also busy looking into a case about a multi-million pound mortgage fraud and comes up against a masonic conspiracy. The fraud case is due to go before a brother judge who himself proves to be implicated, and who commits suicide.

In Deed's own court, the jury finds Gary Patterson not guilty, Deed asks who the killer was, and Gary says he witnessed the killing and knows the answer.

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  • One of those 'who dunnit' episodes when a young woman is beaten to death and a man confesses to the crime. Everything seems cut and dried, but is it?

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    A young woman is beaten to death and her killer helpfully confesses to the crime. The trouble is, the young man in question is found to be mentally sub-normal and the case becomes far less clear cut than it first appeared when he recants and says he had nothing at all to do with the crime. The recanting of the confession causes a problem for the judge and for the police as the confession was all the evidence that the court had to go on and Deed is worried that there isn't enough evidence to find the young man guilty even if he actually is.



    In another case, the judge must deal with the powerful members of The Masons who are implicated in shady dealing which he endeavours to get to the botttom of.



    Just another day in court for Mr. Justice Deed and not the strongest of episodes but certainly worth a look even if it's just for the continued excellence of Martin Shaw's portrayal of a very real man with a very big responsibility.moreless

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