Kavanagh QC

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7.61995TV-14
Courtroom drama that centres round a highly respected criminal advocate in London. James Kavanagh QC juggles work as a defence barrister with his personal life.
Starring
John ThawTom Brodie
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Nothing But the Truth
    January 2 1995
    1 h 41 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ewan McGregor makes one of his earliest TV appearances in this first episode of Kavanagh QC. Kavanagh becomes involved in the defence of an Oxbridge undergraduate on a rape charge.
  2. 2. Heartland
    January 9 1995
    1 h 19 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A young man is admitted to hospital having been knocked down by a local vigilante.
  3. 3. A Family Affair
    January 16 1995
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Legal drama series. Kavanagh finds himself caught up in a bitter family feud.
  4. 4. The Sweetest Thing
    January 23 1995
    1 h 19 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kavanagh defends a prostitute accused of murdering a prominent businessman.

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1995
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47 global ratings

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loloiReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent series.
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I loved John Thaw so much as Morse that I was hesitant to give Kavanagh QC a shot but I'm glad I finally did. He's such a great actor I no longer saw Morse, I saw him completely as this brilliant and devoted QC.

Very smart series. The characters were interesting and complete, plus there was a bit of mystery to the storylines as well. Nicholas Jones was so perfectly cast in his role and Anna Chancellor was particularly charming in hers. The show maintained its creative integrity for all five seasons. I recommend all of them.
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sofarReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Engaging Series!!!!
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I first saw this series in England shortly after it came out. It is a very thoughtful show that tackles very serious issues. It's far from a typical court room drama. John Thaw is wonderful in this. I particularly liked the episode with Tom Courtenay, Memento Mori from Season 4. I highly recommend this show.
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Michael David TurnerReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Like aged wine or cheese these fruits are excellent!
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Over the years I've come to love the late John Thaw but I didn't really fall for him in the Inspector Morse series. It wasn't until after I caught the Kavanagh QC episodes that I began to realize his depth and excellence as an actor and I also realized that the Morse character was part of his act...I thought he wasn't acting so I disliked his irascibleness. I know different now.

He is without a doubt one of the finest British actors that I have ever seen and he is a jewel set amidst the Crowned Jewels of the acting empire because most of the best are British.

Any way I am gradually collecting the entire Kavanagh series (29 episodes I believe and I'm about half-way there).

If you like or even dislike lawyer movies, I guarantee you will grow to love this great British Barrister!

There has been talk of awarding him a posthumous knighthood. They should've done it while he was still alive and he doubly deserves it now. He has left a great legacy of visual literature. God bless you, John!
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Amy E. MezoffReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
FIne Writing and an Exceptional Cast.
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What an exceptional and engaging series. Every episode is better than the last. Standout John Thaw is a real and complex character. There is everything a series needs - great writing, a great cast, a touch of humor, and convincing storylines. Best binge watch since Broadchurch.
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Bruce MillerReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Addictive, Entertaining, Enjoyable and Well Done in all respects !
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Top of the Line Series: Addictive and Enjoyable ! I started this series with set 1 just to see how it would go. Currently, I am on set 3 with 4 and 5 in the ready rack ! Every episode is cleverly performed with just the right amount of unpredictability to keep it interesting. I look forward to working my way through the series. Other series that i have enjoyed with similar themes are: Judge John Deed, Silk, and of course the very best: Rumpole at the Bailey.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Keeper!
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I purchased Set 1 of Kavanagh QC because I wanted to see if I could separate John Thaw from the character of Morse. I've only watched this first set, but I like the series already. This group of characters is evolving. I think the Kavanagh QC series may be a keeper also!
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Paul BurnsReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
KAVANAGH QC
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NICE TO SEE JOHN THAW IN A DIFFERENT ROLE OTHER THAN MORSE. HE IS DEFINITELY MORE LIKEABLE AS KAVANAGH AND SEEMS MUCH MORE COMPASSIONATE.

STORY LINES ARE GOOD, ALTHOUGH ENDINGS SOMETIMES ARE DISAPPOINTING. ON A WHOLE, MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE THAN AMERICAN MADE MOVIES.
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louanneinmeReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Love it all, the actors, etc.
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