Kavanagh QC Classic TV Show
Courtroom drama starring John Thaw as top barrister, James Kavanagh. The Queens Council isn't totally prepared for his direct approach to finding out where the guilt lies.
Kavanagh QC Fan Tributes10 Eric Albert Redfearn from Middlesbrough: I have always enjoyed watching John Thaw in Kavanagh QC. I was involved in an Employment Tribunal recently and had to represent myself in court. So, for two weeks beforehand, I watched the reruns on ITV1 at 4pm to study the court procedures and Kavanagh's technique, and it did help me no end since I did win my case. Thanks to Kavanagh, a wonderful series.
9 Matthew from Somerset in England: John Thaw is brilliant as Kavanagh. In my opinion this is this and Inspector Morse are the two best programmes that he did.
8 Nicholas from Redhill: I lked the moment, when The marvellous Julia, said: 'Wh Was That Masked Man?' This was in response to Kavanagh. It was witty. What a pity she was written out, in favour of a more aggressive Scottish advocate. Kavanagh was far superior to The Sweeney, which did little for The Police.
7 Pamela Harvey from Atlanta, Georgia: Quality programming such as ''Kavanagh Q.C." is rather hard to find these days. The very fact that I am searching the internet to buy the tapes and DVD's to this program as well as other fine british programs suggest that today's American televsion has reached a low point. Sure we have A and E and PBS, but even their programming is slipping by the way side. John Thaw as usual with his brilliant acting delivers another fine performance. The casting is perfect and the plots leave you with something to think about at the end of the program. I was sorry to hear of Thaw's death but at least we have his performances forever.
6 theresa from peterborough, england: Iam delighted that you are showing more of Kavanagh Q.C. I absoluteley love all of the great John Thaws work and am so sad that there will never be any new work from him. I was just wondering if you are going to show the rest of series 4 and all of series 5 which as far as I can recall have not yet been shown. You get tantilisingly close with series 4 showing the ones you are going to re-show in October but then the series seems to come to a stop and no more are shown or else you go back to earlier series. Would appreciate any info available. Keep up the good work of showing John's work as terrestial tv seems to have all but forgotten him already.
5 RICHARD MOSIEUR from LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: HI,
I AM ONE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES AND JUST YESTERDAY EVENING OUR TIME, AUGUST 9, AT 9 P.M. PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, THERE WAS AN EPISODE OF YOUR PROGRAM WHERE KAVANAGH DEFENDED A WOMANS SON FOR HIS REFUSAL OF TAKING A BLOOD TRANSFUSION. SINCE THIS ISSUE IS VERY EMOTIONAL, I WAS IMPRESSED HOW THE PROGRAM DEALT WITH IT IN A VERY JUDICIOUS MANNER, NOT IN ANY WAY SLANDERING THE WITNESSES, BUT RESPECTFULY STATING THEIR BIBLICAL STAND DIRECTLY AND CORRECTLY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. SUCH HONESTY AND TRUTHFULNESS IS REFRESHING. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT EPISODE IT WAS, SINCE I DID NOT GET TO SEE THE TITLE.
RESPECTFULLY, RICHARD MOSIEUR
4 Clive from Croydon: Thank you for running Kavanagh QC.
It is a classic example of quality television drama.
I hope that some day soon it will be immortalised on DVD
as Inspector Morse has been
3 jim from scotland: sense of loss was a great episode how he eventually got the truth out brillantly acted by John Thaw as usual I felt sorry for him in the end when the mother shouted at him but, what I have seen every episode was something else great programme with a magical actor who will be sadly missed.
2 Aaron from Bracknell: Yes my favourite moment was the Mute Of Malice eposide defintely!! I totally cracked up in laughter when Lord Justice Way (I think) was the judge for Jeremy Aldermarten's QC case and the jokes he came out with...."why are you wearing that wig?". Just to see Jeremy not take a joke lol That was one of the funniest moments for me since seeing Fawlty Towers and Monty Python!
Also quite saddening to see that black American client of Kavanagh's who went to America for an appeal case. His client executed (capital punishment) for something he didnt do - and the women saw him die then went into shock to see him die for a crime he did not do. I liked it when Kavanagh said to the American courts that we break the cycle of violence by not taking the death penalty and never thought of it that way until then. There's a lot of truth in these episodes than people think as I do law myself...shame it was only 12 episodes.
1 leila poole from Manchester: The best Kavanagh moment for me is in Blood money where Sheila Hancock kisses John Thaw on the cheek and than says sorry.
John Thaw as James Kavanagh QC
Lisa Harrow as Lizzie Kavanagh
Anna Chancellor as Julia Piper
Oliver Ford Davies as Peter Foxcott QC
Nicholas Jones as Jeremy Aldermarten
Cliff Parisi as Tom Buckley
Daisy Bates as Kate Kavanagh
Tom Brodie as Matt Kavanagh
Ewan McGregor, Toyah Wilcox and Samantha Bond.
John Thaw has won two BAFTA’s for playing Inspector Morse. He was also nominated twice more for the character and once for the film Cry Freedom.
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