Kavanagh QC

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7.71996TV-14
Crusty barrister James Kavanagh (John Thaw) oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his tumultuous family life.
Starring
John ThawOliver Ford DaviesNicholas Jones
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. True Commitment
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    February 26, 1996
    1 h 15 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kavanagh inherits an ill QC's prosecution case against a thug accused of drug trafficking, with a penchant for intimidating witnesses. Part 1 of 2.
  2. 2. Men Of Substance
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    March 3, 1996
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kavanagh must go all out to nail a suspected drugs dealer.
  3. 3. The Burning Deck
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    March 11, 1996
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Two sailors - a young officer from a prestigious family and his childhood friend, a common seaman - are accused of setting fire to their ship's barracks. Featuring Andy Serkis.
  4. 4. A Sense Of Loss
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    March 19, 1996
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The shooting of a young policewoman draws Kavanagh into a tragic case in which his client refuses to help himself.
  5. 5. A Stranger In The Family
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    March 24, 1996
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The family of a man who was injured in an accident ask Kavanagh to handle their claim.
  6. 6. Job Satisfaction
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    April 1, 1996
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Have a man and his sister murdered their father, a farmer, and his second wife?

More details

Directors
Charles BeesonJack GoldColin GreggTristram Powell
Supporting actors
Lisa Harrow
Producers
Ted ChildsChris Kelly
Season year
1996
Network
FilmRise
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Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

15 global ratings

  1. 32% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 43% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 0% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 12% of reviews have 1 stars
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S. CaplanReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
It’s hard to beat the wonderful John Thaw.
This is an intelligent and interesting series. The situations are well written and the choice of actors is superb. John Thaw is at his usual best.
5 people found this helpful
bjkReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding Legal Series
The cases are riveting. Juvenile crime, prejudice, rioting, asylum, drug trafficking, and rape trials are all intelligently and compassionately presented. The clients are presented as human beings, often with tragic lives. The truth is often heartrending and surprising. This series offers a fascinating window into the British barrister system. The acting is superb, the scripts multi-layered.
One person found this helpful
M. StewartReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent, absorbing English legal drama. Presentation corrupted by appallingly bad subtitles.
This 20 year old English series is effortlessly compelling legal drama! The stories are well-crafted and move along at a goodly pace. Excellent casting makes for persuasive character portrayals. Fully satisfying in all but a single important aspect: the subtitles have been done by someone for whom English is not a native language, and who has no experience of the language as spoken in England. Jarring errors and misleading "transliterations" would be laughable if they weren't so seriously distracting.
2 people found this helpful
Native New YorkerReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Corny domestic subplots
Although the stories are not bad, every episode has a cornball domestic subplot tacked on, and it becomes grating to watch. I stopped watching the series when Kavanagh and his wife were smiling like Cheshire cats after a bedroom fadeout. It is as sweet as treacle and as predictable.
2 people found this helpful
Peter R. TalbotReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kavanagh QC second season is more tightly written and edited than the first: Recommended!
Brilliant acting throughout. A bit more melodramatic than the Morse series, but some wonderful touches of the barristers' lives here are as reminiscent of Rumpole as of Morse. Thaw's best work to date. You will be charmed and involved in the characters.
2 people found this helpful
Mark HortonReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Is anyone as good as we?
The sanctimonious undertone of several of the episodes is quite a turn-off. The writers seem, at times, to try WAY too hard to be "culturally relevant," causing some of the episodes to turn into soapbox screeching.
One person found this helpful
BastetReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good legal drama
Hard to go wrong with John Thaw and they didn't.
4 people found this helpful
Libby JohnsonReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Billed and did not want to purchase
I thought I had a 7 day "Free Trial" but was billed. I cannot find where to cancel the subscription
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