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Kavanagh QC (1995)
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who comes from a working-class upbringing in Bolton, Greater Manchester. This is only discovered in later episodes as his parents' health deteriorates and through an exchange with a colleague who presumed that Kavanagh was actually a Yorkshireman. The series dealt with his battles in the courtroom as well as his domestic dramas which include the death of his devoted and affectionate wife. Later he begins dating a fellow barrister. In court Kavanagh is usually seen to be defending a client who seems likely to be convicted until a twist in the case occurs, but occasionally Kavanagh is seen in a prosecuting role. The main plot often features Kavanagh confronting cases with a subtext of racism, sexism or other prejudice. In sub-plots comedy came from the pomposity and self-absorption of Jeremy, a posh barrister in chambers. Kavanagh will not stand for injustice and is never bullied by threats or bribes from those whom he is up against in the courtroom.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, family relations, lawyer, judge, crimes, prostitute, porn, legal action, crime, life is a bitch, family life, rebellion, hopes, legal, vigilantism, society, rivalry, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, power relations, court, witness, cross examination
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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