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Solid 1970's drama,
This review is from: Six Days of Justice - The Complete Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
1972 was obviously a good year for courtroom drama on ITV. Later in the year Granada would launch Crown Court, a daytime series that would run for twelve years. Six Days Of Justice, made by Thames, is similar in some ways, but the most obvious difference is that Six Days is set in a Magistrate's Court - therefore there's no jury.
As with all series of this vintage, each story features first rate casts. Bernard Hepton and Rachel Gurney (Upstairs Downstairs) are amongst the magistrates, and the likes of George Sewell, Clifford Rose, Molly Sugden, John Nettleton, Alethea Charlton and Brian Croucher are amongst the other acting talent on view.
The cases are fairly low key, but the quality of the acting and scripting makes for compelling viewing at times. Highlights of the first series include "Who Cares?" concerning the fate of fifteen-year-old Karen who has run away from home several times and is facing being taken into care.
"Open House" is another strong episode, written by P.J. Hammond (Sapphire & Steel) in which five commune dwellers who refuse to pay their taxes are brought before magistrate Rachel Gurney.
As a studio-bound and static production this won't appeal to everyone. But if you like well acted television drama of this era, then this is well worth a look.