Judge John Deed

Judge John Deed

Season One & Pilot Episode

DVD - 2010
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Judge John Deed is on a mission for justice and he's prepared to break the rules to deliver it. In his red robes and wig, Deed might look like every other High Court judge, but his passionate belief in justice sets him apart from his peers. To the police force, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Lord Chancellor's Department and even many of his colleagues, Deed is a man more concerned with justice than the letter of the law.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide, Ltd. ; [New York] : distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, Inc., c2010.
ISBN: 9781419889400
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 443 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 05, 2020

As per bobbles1: As a judge John Deed is brilliant, the legal issues and cases he deals with are captivating and interesting, and he himself is a very charming and attractive fellow. But in his private life he is a philanderer and a frequent breaker of ethics if not the law itself, and we got tired of his silly antics. The parts dealing with British law, the common law, and the structure of the British justice system are enlightening, and were probably written by lawyers and legal experts.

Watch the first half of season 1 and then go to season 4. The interim is full of condescending tripe and sexual indiscretions by the judge. After the third season the law and the behavior of the cast becomes more believable. he points of law are compelling.

Feb 24, 2014

Well, it helps to be a fan of Martin Shaw and British drama.

Nov 02, 2013

I would love to watch this series, but it isn't available at the library. I wonder where people found it?

Nov 02, 2013

A wonderful British series in which the chief character handles complex legal issues ethically, morally and passionately, while trying to fill his lonely personal life. The extraordinary actor Martin Shaw (who also played Inspector George Gently) is given wide range to exercise his acting chops, and he does so magnificently.

Jun 12, 2013

Excellent cast and realistic, well-thought- out stories. Martin Shaw plays the Judge John Deed. He is a pleasure to watch, as always. This Judge has integrity and is very likeable. He enjoys challenging cases that spark his interest. He, very much, wants to see justice done, and is not interested in playing politics, especially if it makes the guilty person go free and unaccountable. Nor, is he punitive. There are a lot of politics going on, lots of pressure on him to rule in a certain direction for the "higher good." There are a number of people within the justice system who would love to see him stumble and fail. Judge John Deed is definitely not perfect! For one, he has a definite weakness for the beautiful women; being faithfully committed to one woman seems impossible for him.
Just as it seems he won't be able to get out of a situation he, or his enemies had purposely got him into, he seems to come out on top at the last minute.
Wonderful Series. I highly recommend it. Lots of surprises, human drama and suspense.

Aug 23, 2012

martin shaw is always a joy to watch. judge john deed or george gently, he never disappoints!!!

Oct 13, 2011

Season one of Judge John Deed includes the pilot and four other episodes. Each episode has trials over which Judge Deed presides. The episodes also portray the High Court's internal politics as well as John Deed's personal life. Judge Deed is deemed a maverick and troublemaker by his political bosses and that creates a lot of tension and judicial intrigue. Overall the series is an interesting look into England's legal system with thought provoking trials.


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