Kavanagh QC

Series 3 - 3. Ancient History

Ancient History

About this programme

3/6. A respected Polish-born doctor is prosecuted for his alleged involvement in Nazi war crimes during the Second World War, forcing victims of persecution to relive their harrowing experiences in concentration camps. Kavanagh finds it difficult to remain professionally detached from such an emotive case and discovers that, after 50 years, witness testimony is not always reliable. Legal drama, starring John Thaw, Frederick Treves, Warren Mitchell and Peter Firth.

Cast and crew


James Kavanagh QC
John Thaw
Peter Foxcott QC
Oliver Ford Davies
Lizzie Kavanagh
Lisa Harrow
Jeremy Aldermarten
Nicholas Jones
Helen Ames
Arkie Whiteley
Matt Kavanagh
Tom Brodie
Dr Alexander Beck
Frederick Treves
Avram Rypin
Warren Mitchell
Halina Birnbaum
Sara Kestelman
Giles Culpepper QC
Bill Nighy
Marian Beck
Anna Cropper
Charlie Beck
Peter Firth
Arnold Westrope
Michael Culkin
Lord Probyn
Robin Bailey
Lec Shapiro
Charles Simon
Colonel John Brennan
Don Fellows
Guy Salthouse
Peter Sullivan
Karol Somper
Jonathan Adams
Yitzak Shapiro
Rob Marni
DI Grover
Russell Dixon
Detective Toby Hudd
Frank Kovacs
Lucy Beck
Gillian Bevan
Christine Dodd
Rowena Cooper
ID Police Inspector
Chris Jenkinson
German archivist
Per Von Scheibner
Mr Justice McMinn
Edward Jewesbury
Sylvester Morand
Clerk of court
Nigel Carrington
Charity home attendant
Ruth Vaughn
Paul Viragh
Ann Castle
LOT desk attendant
Colin Wyatt
Catering girl
Katherine Shaw
Catering man
Marc Brendan


Tristam Powell
Nigel Kneale