In the very last episode, Judge Deed says what most of us believe, when delivering his verdict on a case where someone dies in a reality show : 'Celebrity' , the pursuit of the talentless by the mindless. It diminishes all who seek it and all who worship it. He also delivers a shaming speech to some journalists who don't report news but pander to everything that is bad in our society. Great stuff.
That's what I like about this whole series. Judge Deed represents decency and integrity. Legally this show may not be accurate but the cases are interesting and tackle issues that are in the news.
This series has a dramatic and exciting ending. It may stretch creditability but that is the difficulty with fictional characters as in Morse or Silent Witness. How many police inspectors get framed for murder or pathologists try to solve the whole crime.
This series brings to an end (possibly) the running battle between Deed and the Home secretary, Neil Houghton
, now played by another actor - in the previous series he was a tanned smooth looking sneak - in this he is a pasty faced looking sneak with a dull haircut.