Judge John Deed

Political Expediency

Series 2 - Episode 1 Political Expediency



The maverick judge finds his principles tested by the offer of a place on the Appellate Bench in return for hushing up a diplomatic incident. Convinced that an Arab sheikh's driver is covering for his boss over the murder of a prostitute, he is forced to decide whether to see justice done or yield to the temptation of the bribe and back off in the `national interest'. Drama, starring Martin Shaw.

Cast & Crew

Judge John Deed Martin Shaw
Jo Mills Jenny Seagrove
Sir Michael Niven TR Bowen
Charlie Deed Louisa Clein
Georgina Channing QC Caroline Langrishe
Neil Haughton Nick Reding
Rita `Coop' Cooper Barbara Thorn
Laurence James Fraser James
Row Colemore Christopher Cazenove
Gary Hewitt Sean Harris
Brian Cantwell John Sessions
Brian Harrison Michael Eaves
Stephen Ashurst Dave Norman
Supt Craddock Roger Alborough
Ali Abdul Moncheri Kayvan Novak
Michael Mason Paul Lacoux
Maev Peters Rosie Thomson
George Cooper Karl Hansen
Inspector Martin Kevin Wainwright
Addem Armitage Robert Boulter
Peter Symmonds Elliot Seller
Beswick Thorpe QC Robert Swann
Marlene Defford Hilary Tones
Kathleen McCracknel Sheila Clancy
Glen Burroughs Alex Lowe
Mr Stevenson Roy North
Mark Mills Nick Deigman
Dr Jannatie Jilly Bond
Hussain Husaini Tamer Hassan
Idries Shahatra Kevork Malikyan
James Frey Darren Saul
Henry Kuhle Andrew Whipp
Mr Johnson James Barron
Director Jonny Campbell
Producer GF Newman
Writer GF Newman
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