Judge John Deed (2001–2007)

TV Series   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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



  • Martin Shaw and Barbara Thorn in Judge John Deed (2001)
  • Peter Capaldi in Judge John Deed (2001)
  • Louisa Clein and Martin Shaw in Judge John Deed (2001)
  • Peter Capaldi and John Sessions in Judge John Deed (2001)
  • Martin Shaw in Judge John Deed (2001)
  • Louisa Clein and Martin Shaw in Judge John Deed (2001)

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13 September 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
| I like it, but it has its problems
I saw Judge John Deed as I like legal dramas and I love Martin Shaw. Judge John Deed is not bad, but it is not perfect. And I admit I prefer Rumpole of the Bailey and Kavanagh QC. Judge John Deed is wonderfully photographed and the locations and scenery are stunning, and the music is great. In the first four seasons or so, the writing has in general been excellent and the stories are engrossing, with exception of the baby episode which is easily one of the weaker episodes for me. And the acting is fine, Martin Shaw is brilliant in the title role, and he has a good chemistry with the lovely Jenny Seagrove who plays Jo, while the direction is pretty solid and the courtroom scenes on the whole compelling. However, I do have to agree that some parts of Judge John Deed is unrealistic such as the sinister government schemes, making Deed a womaniser and such. Also the pacing can be a little slow at times, and in seasons 5 and 6 the writing and story lines sadly aren't as strong, with the writing lacking the intelligence of the earlier seasons and the stories becoming a tad unoriginal and repetitive. And there were some characters that came across as cardboard, on occasions Judge John Deed and Jo are the only well-developed characters. To conclude, it is good thanks to Shaw, but it has lost its quality. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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