Kavanagh QC

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Kavanagh QC

Season 1 (1994)

The entire first series of this television drama starring John Thaw (Inspector Morse, The Sweeney) as one of the country's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background. In the opening episode 'Nothing But the Truth' his wife feels neglected because his work keeps him away from the family, so she turns to having an affair with another barrister, causing even more distress to the young family. On top of this, he is involved in a difficult case defending a young student accused of raping a middle aged housewife. In 'Heartland' Kavanagh is asked to prosecute an ex-cop who hospitalised a young tear-away. The mother of the child believes that the ex-cop has turned into a vigilante and that the incident wasn't an accident. Kavanagh is unsure as to whether he will win the case, but the mother's emotional appeals win him over. In 'A Family Affair' Kavanagh decides to take on a family case, even though he usually steers well clear, of a wealthy businessman who takes the law into his own hands by snatching his young son from school. Alongside all his work worries, his young daughter is beginning to grow up, putting even more on his already over-full plate. In 'The Sweetest Thing' he has to defend a prostitute accused of murdering a wealthy client. The evidence points strongly towards her guilt, so Kavanagh must use all his skills to prove her innocence. At the same time, his wife is looking to start a new job that will add even more pressures to their already strained relationship.

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Kavanagh QC

Season 2 (1995)

The entire second series of this television drama starring John Thaw as one of the country's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background. In 'True Commitment', when a right-wing skinhead is stabbed during a clash between radical left-wingers and a group of Neo-Nazis, the guilty party is difficult to pin down. Is it Mark Holland? Or his rich girlfriend Miriam Jacobs? Or was it an accident? Differing statements add to the confusion, and Kavanagh knows that his prosecution of Holland will be a truly difficult case. In 'Men of Substance' Kavanagh takes on the prosecution of two men charged with smuggling heroin into the country. The two men, Patrick Bennett and Kevin Gregson, are being represented by the icy Susannah Dixon, and Kavanagh knows he has a battle on his hands in the courtroom. Meanwhile, his wife is threatened by two of Gregson's heavies so he becomes even more determined to get a conviction. In 'The Burning Deck' Kavanagh and his friend and colleague Eleanor Harker (Geraldine James) are both in Portsmouth defending clients on charges of arson at their naval court martial. The tribulations of the trial bring the lawyers closer together, and Eleanor confides that her marriage has broken down. Meanwhile, Julia Piper (Anna Chancellor) has to decide whether to accompany her boyfriend to his new job in Nairobi. In 'A Sense of Loss' Kavanagh and Julia Piper find themselves defending 18-year-old Paul Warwick, who is charged with the murder of a policewoman while breaking and entering a newsagents. Although Paul confessed in his first interview, he is now adamant that he was at home with his brain damaged younger brother and single mother on the night in question. Investigating further, the lawyers soon discover that there is more to the case than meets the eye. 'A Stranger in the Family' sees Kavanagh joining Julia on the case of student David Lomax, who has sustained spinal injuries and brain damage in an accident at the Thameside recycling centre where he had his holiday job. Although specialists have asserted that David will always be a burden to his family, the defence counsel argue that David is not as mentally disabled as he pretends to be. Finally, in 'Job Satisfaction' Kavanagh, defending Caroline Wicks against the charge that she and her brother Sam murdered their father and stepmother, finds his concentration slipping in court when he receives some bad family news. His father is seriously ill following a stroke, and there are more upheavals in store at home.

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Season 3 (1997)

The entire third series of the television drama starring John Thaw as Kavanagh QC, one of the country's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background. In 'Mute of Malice', brothers Miles and Edgar Beddoes (Anthony Calf and Andrew Woodall) each attempt to make their way in civilian life after military service in Bosnia. Edgar becomes a University chaplain, while Miles takes a job in industry, only to find himself accused of embezzlement. When Miles is shot on a weekend away with his sibling, Edgar is accused of the crime. Kavanagh has problems defending him, however, as Edgar is either unable or unwilling to speak. In 'Blood Money', surgeon Hilary Jameson (Josette Simon) finds herself being prosecuted by Kavanagh for negligence when a computer tycoon she has operated on dies after surgery. The tycoon's widow, Sarah (Sheila Hancock), is desperate for justice, but Kavanagh becomes distracted from the case when his own son fails his A-levels. In 'Ancient History', Kavanagh begins to question the truth when he defends family doctor Alexander Beck (Frederick Treves) against charges of having carried out war crimes. Fifty years on from Dachau, the court hears from one witness that Beck experimented on human bodies, freezing them to the point of death before reviving them. Yet another witness swears that Beck was a humanitarian who saved her life. Who is telling the truth? In 'Diplomatic Baggage', Kavanagh experiences dark wranglings in the corridors of power when he defends British ambassador Sir Alan Jackson's (Michael Feast) daughter, Natasha (Lena Headey), on a charge of murdering a journalist. Although Natasha is found guilty, Kavanagh obtains some information from her father that could take the case to the Court of Appeal. However, Kavanagh has more trouble on the home front when his son moves into a squat. In 'The Ties That Bind', Kavanagh is approached by his old friend Paddy Spence (Frank Grimes) to take on a private prosecution for murder. Initially reluctant, Kavanagh is swayed when he learns how the victim was brutally tortured before being killed, but soon discovers that he has many obstacles to overcome before the truth can come out. Meanwhile, Jeremy Aldermarten (Nicholas Jones) has a rough time when he is proposed for membership at the exclusive Beerbohm club. 'In God We Trust' sees Kavanagh agreeing to help out when his former colleague Julia Piper, now married and living in America, asks him to assist with the appeal of convicted murderer William Dupree (Leon Herbert). Kavanagh flies out to the States and discovers that, while Dupree received scant defence first time round, the current governor, Cotton (Bruce Boa), is determined that he should receive a death sentence.

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Season 4 (1998)

The entire fourth series of the television drama starring John Thaw as Kavanagh QC, one of the country's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background. In 'Memento Mori', Kavanagh, now back at work following his wife's death, agrees to defend family GP Dr Felix Crawley (Tom Courtenay) when he is accused of murdering his wife. In 'Care in the Community', Kavanagh travels to his home town of Bolton to defend a young couple charged with murdering their baby daughter. In 'Briefs Trooping Gaily', Kavanagh faces a challenge when one of his clients openly confesses in court to killing her husband. In 'Bearing Witness', Kavanagh representsa Jehovah's Witness who refuses to give her son a life-saving blood transfusion. In 'Innocency of Life', Kavanagh defends a vicar when one of his female parishioners accuses him of sexual harrassment. But he encounters the woman again, only to find that this time she is the accused, and the crime is of a far more serious nature. In 'Dead Reckoning', Kavanagh prosecutes the entrepreneurial owner of a trawler lost at sea with all its men missing. But the local community are convinced that the boat was sunk by a submarine.

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Season 5 (2001)

The entire fifth series of the television drama starring John Thaw as Kavanagh QC, one of the country's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background. In 'Previous Convictions', a jet crashes into a motocross course after the RAF mechanic who serviced it was distracted by his wife's affair with another man. But it transpires that the mechanic's negligence was all part of his wife's plan. 'The More Loving One' tells the story of a young couple have moved to London from the country to put their past of petty crime and drug use behind them. But an explosion leads to the young man being charged with the murder of his girlfriend, who it later turns out was carrying their child. In 'Time of Need', a female junior minister at the Home Office is charged with indecent assault on a juvenile. Convinced that she is the victim of a police conspiracy, she brings a case of malicious prosecution against the police, and manages to persuade a reluctant Kavanagh to represent her. In 'End Games', Kavanagh represents a man who was wrongly jailed for armed robbery as a result of the negligence of his lawyer, the late Sir Ronald Tibbit QC - Kavanagh's former employer. Grounds for an appeal arise in the form of a suicide note exonerating the accused man left by one of the jailed armed robbers, and notes produced by the widowed Lady Tibbit written by her deceased husband proving that he acted negligently. The two-hour special, 'The End of Law', sees Kavanagh representing a business man charged the murder of a beautiful young Hungarian computer science graduate after her body is discovered in his hotel room. Her role in the man's life is difficult to determine - is she a girlfriend, a prostitute or maybe even a spy?

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