Kavanagh QC

(1995)
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Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs.

The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who comes from a working-class upbringing in Bolton, Greater Manchester. This is only discovered in later episodes as his parents' health deteriorates and through an exchange with a colleague who presumed that Kavanagh was actually a Yorkshireman. The series dealt with his battles in the courtroom as well as his domestic dramas which include the death of his devoted and affectionate wife. Later he begins dating a fellow barrister.

In court Kavanagh is usually seen to be defending a client who seems likely to be convicted until a twist in the case occurs, but occasionally Kavanagh is seen in a prosecuting role. The main plot often features Kavanagh confronting cases with a subtext of racism, sexism or other prejudice. In sub-plots comedy came from the pomposity and self-absorption of Jeremy, a posh barrister in chambers. Kavanagh will not stand for injustice and is never bullied by threats or bribes from those whom he is up against in the courtroom.

  1. Ted Childs

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Cliff Parisi

    Cliff Parisi

    29 Episodes

  2. John Thaw

    John Thaw

    James Kavanagh QC

    29 Episodes

  3. Oliver Ford Davies

    Oliver Ford Davies

    29 Episodes

  4. Lisa Harrow

    Lisa Harrow

    29 Episodes

  5. Daisy Bates

    Daisy Bates

    29 Episodes

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Kavanagh QC

Season 5

1999 | 5 Episodes

Season 5 of Kavanagh QC premiered on March 8, 1999.

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Status Ended

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Certification

  • 15

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    No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a 15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 75m

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