16 April 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
John Thaw is a revelation in this episode!
Along with Memento Mori, this is my favourite episode of the 4th series. Intelligently and beautifully written, the writing is wonderful here. So is the scenery, direction and music. And while Valerie Edmund, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicolas Jones and Cliff Parisi give great support, as does Kenneth Cranham, the acting honours go to John Thaw. He is outstanding in every episode, not only that but in pretty much everything he was in, but here especially in the final courtroom scene, Thaw is a revelation as the hard working lawyer. The story concerns of Kavanagh prosecuting against a man accused of causing the death of five men(including his own son) as the boat they were on sank, and it is gripping right up to the end. Overall, this is a brilliant episode, elevated by Thaw's equally brilliant performance. 10/10 Bethany Cox