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Judge John Deed : Pilot & Complete BBC Series 1 [2001] [DVD]

Martin Shaw , Jenny Seagrove    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 8 May 2006
  • Run Time: 444 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ESSTBK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,693 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Despite the red robe and wig, Judge John Deed is no average high court judge. Good-looking, fit and fifty-something, he has a rakish charm that belies his sharp intellect. His passion for justice and his maverick approach set him at odds with the Lord Chancellor's department. This judge's individual approach too often flies in the face of convention for his own good as he determinedly avoids the traditionalism the system tries to force upon him.

Contains the complete series 1 as well as the pilot episode. Includes: 1. Pilot - Exacting Justice, 2. Rough Justice, 3. Duty of Care, 4. Appropriate Response, 5. Hidden Agenda.

Judge John Deed has become one of Martin Shaw’s defining roles. The sharp intellect, rakish charm, keen wit and passionate belief in justice were all qualities G F Newman had in mind for Martin when writing the series.

Product Description

Starring Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Sir Donald Sinden. Despite the red robe and wig, Mr Justice Deed is no average High Court Judge. Good-looking, fit and fifty-something, he has a rakish charm that belies his sharp intellect. His passion for justice and his maverick approach set him at odds with the Lord Chancellor's department. This Judge's individual approach too often flies in the face of convention for his own good as he determinedly avoids the traditionalism the system tries to force upon him.PILOT 20011.Exacting JusticeSERIES 1 20012. Rough Justice3. Duty of Care4. Appropriate Response5. Hidden Agenda


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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Series 12 Aug 2006
By E. A. Redfearn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I recall watching these wonderful episodes during their first transmission and have come to the conclusion that along with Waking The Dead, and Silent Witness, they are some of the best drama series produced by BBC Television for many years. Martin Shaw's portrayal as the Maverick Judge John Deed is amazing to watch. Moreover, ably supported by a wonderful cast, Jenny Seagrove, Caroline Langrishe and the veteran actors Donald Sinden and Simon Ward. Each episode is a story on its own, none of them seem padded out, watchable for the dramatic court room scenes which never fail to amaze. I am sure fans will buy this anyway, if you have not seen them yet, give them a try, you wont be disappointed.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Quality Acting and Storylines 18 Jan 2007
By Mr. P. J. R. LEWIS TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Everytime you see Martin Shaw you cannot take away the memories of Ray Doyle in the Professionals but he has matured into a really fine actor and alongside the heavyweights of Simon Ward and Donald sinden he has made the character of John Deed very believable.

The scripts and storylines are right up there with some of the BBCs finest dramas and with impressive acting this series will stand the test of time.
I have seen recent repeats of various episodes on Sky and normal television and enjoy watching them again and again for the pleasure of top quality drama.

Take the recent new episodes of Touch of Frost,the storylines were disappointing and the acting in my opinion not up to the best of the original episodes.Thankfully the series of Judge John Deed finished on a high with possibly not a weak episode among them.Each courtroom drama was unique and none used the same storylines to make a further episode.

John Deed will remain the finest courtroom drama alongside Crown Court and in years to come we will recognise the series as a landmark in BBc drama.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, its on dvd! 23 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
It's taken a while but finally Judge John Deed is on DVD!

All the episodes, including the pilot are top-class and the seperate plots run smoothly along the continuing swtorylines; including the intoxicating relationship between Deed and Mrs Mills.

A brilliant series, well worth the money.

Bring on the next series'!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally they release series 1. 15 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
After 6 letters to various people at the BBC i thought I would never see the day this amazing series was released. I love JJD it is the best drama on tv and treats the audience with some respect and never dumbs down its content. The DVD is well worth buying, the first series was excellent! I am now simply dying to get my hands on series 2-6!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 2 Mar 2008
Format:DVD
Well what can say - this show has me addicted! I found myself amazed that I would get this into a courtroom drama series as, I admit, the concept is slightly cheesy, but this is fantastic. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed.

The character of Judge John Deed is excellently portrayed by Martin Shaw and who backed up by a fabulous cast. The series mixes court events with the personal lives of the characters which makes it all the more spicy. The judge himself is a bit of a rebel - going professionally where others would fear to tread. In addition to this he still finds the time to go after his former lover Mrs Mills, have the odd random snog with his ex-wife (George Channing) and get it on with lady Francesca (the home secretary's wife I think) - sometimes all in one episode - what a man! There is also a sad side to the judge regarding his casual exploits and one gets the feeling that he really would like to make a go of it with Mrs Mills who is unimpressed by his womanising and won't have him. That said, it still doen't stop the old man from having a crack at the ladies surrounding him - hilarious and strangely charming!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!! 29 Aug 2007
Format:DVD
Brilliant! I cannot praise this series highly enough - this is the very cream of legal drama. Superbly written and acted like the actors were those characters in real life. I cannot wait to watch Series 2!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, just fabulous 29 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
For anyone who enjoys well acted drama with some humour and real themes this is a must.
Martin Shaw has come a long way from curly-haired Ray Doyle of Professionals' fame.
I loved him then, I still do now.
Way to go!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Judge John Deed 14 Jun 2009
By Zeepie
Format:DVD
Just love Martin Shaw as an actor, great to be able to get the whole series and in a very quick time just five days
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great characters and brilliantly acted
Published 25 days ago by linda
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
My wife likes Martin Shawa but the storyline is implausible.
Published 1 month ago by Sue rhodes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant thankyou
Published 1 month ago by Ian McRae
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Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Joan Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant viewing
martin shaw gets better as he gets older as an actor hes brilliant in this, don't miss well worth watching.
Published 2 months ago by minx
2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining? Possibly. Accurate portrayal of Legal system? You're...
A strong cast are unfortunately given very poor material to work with. It is superficially entertaining , and if regarded as a legal 'soap' , it passes the time . Read more
Published 2 months ago by I. Stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good legal drama.
I ordered series 1 to 4. They arrived well packed and factory sealed. Good TV drama. In real life, I expect the establishment would plot to get rid of Judge Deed, as they'd see him... Read more
Published 3 months ago by William Thomson
4.0 out of 5 stars Judge John Deed
It's great watching the judge's ethics and fair-mindedness win through. I'm not sure if high court judges get up to the things this one does, but the cast and the writing are both... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sonja van den Ende
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Good to recall it from when it was first transmitted. I shall go on and buy the next series soon.
Published 3 months ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV
You'll sit and enjoy this series. Gripping, well acted and believable. Have all of them now, well bar the missing episodes.
Published 3 months ago by Ned
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