Kavanagh QC: The Complete Collection - Series 1 to 5 DVD
Starring Jenny Jules, Holly Aird, George Costigan, Phyllis Logan, Rita Wolf, Toyah Wilcox, Anastasia Hille, Jesse Birdsall, John Thaw, Lisa Harrow, Anna Chancellor, Daisy Bates, Nicholas Jones, Geraldine James, Alison Steadman, Ewan McGregor, Pip Torrens, Tom Brodie, Oliver Ford Davies, Cliff Parisi, Stuart Laing, Doraly Rosen, Nicholas Day, Carmen du Sautoy, Lesley Manville, Clare Higgins, Dermot Crowley, Jonathan Phillips, Stephen Tate, John McArdle, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alan Gilchrist, Ruaidhri Conroy, Ger Ryan, Kevin McKidd, Frances Tomelty, Colin McCormack, Ned Sherrin, T. P. McKenna, Arkie Whiteley, Paul Rhys, Emma Fielding, Art Malik, Nick Patrick, John Carlisle, Sam Cox, Laura Heath, Kenneth Cope, Susan Engel, David Troughton, Jean Marsh, Clifford Rose, Robin Soans, Carol Harrison, Mac Andrews, Robert Ashby, Linda Bassett, Anthony Calf, Andrew Woodall, Nicholas Clay, Jonathan Adams, Robin Bailey, Gillian Bevan, Nigel Carrington, Bill Nighy, Lena Headey, Julian Curry, Michael Feast, Isobel Middleton, Joanna Bacon, Frank Grimes, Leon Herbert, Bruce Boa, Susan Vidler, Sam Douglas, Marjorie Bland, Jill Brassington, Tom Courtenay, Jon Glover, Ann Mitchell
Directed by Paul Greengrass
All 27 episodes from the five seasons of the television drama starring John Thaw as Kavanagh QC, one of the country's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background.
In 'Nothing But the Truth', Kavanagh's wife, feeling neglected because his work keeps him away from the family, begins an affair with another barrister.
In 'Heartland', Kavanagh is asked to prosecute an ex-policeman who hospitalised a young tearaway.
In 'A Family Affair', Kavanagh decides to take on a family case - of which he usually steers well clear - involving a wealthy businessman who takes the law into his own hands by snatching his young son from school.
In 'The Sweetest Thing', Kavanagh defends a prostitute accused of murdering a wealthy client. 'True Commitment' sees a right-wing skinhead stabbed during a clash between radical left-wingers and a group of Neo-Nazis.
In 'Men of Substance', Kavanagh takes on the prosecution of two men charged with smuggling heroin into the country.
In 'The Burning Deck', Kavanagh and his friend and colleague Eleanor Harker (Geraldine James) are both in Portsmouth defending clients on charges of arson at their naval court martial.
In 'A Sense of Loss', Kavanagh finds himself defending an 18-year-old who is charged with the murder of a policewoman while breaking and entering a newsagents. 'A Stranger in the Family' sees Kavanagh working on the case of student who has sustained spinal injuries and brain damage in an accident at the Thameside recycling centre where he had his holiday job.
In 'Job Satisfaction', Kavanagh, defending a woman accused of conspiring with her brother to murder her father and stepmother, finds his concentration slipping in court when he receives some bad family news.
In 'Mute of Malice', Kavanagh has problems defending a client who is either unable or unwilling to speak.
In 'Blood Money', surgeon Hilary Jameson (Josette Simon) finds herself being prosecuted by Kavanagh for negligence when a computer tycoon she has operated on dies after surgery.
In 'Ancient History', Kavanagh begins to question the truth when he defends family doctor Alexander Beck (Frederick Treves) against charges of having carried out war crimes.
In 'Diplomatic Baggage', Kavanagh experiences dark wranglings in the corridors of power when he defends British ambassador Sir Alan Jackson's (Michael Feast) daughter, Natasha (Lena Headey), on a charge of murdering a journalist.
In 'The Ties That Bind', Kavanagh is approached by his old friend Paddy Spence (Frank Grimes) to take on a private prosecution for murder. 'In God We Trust' sees Kavanagh agreeing to help out when his former colleague Julia Piper, now married and living in America, asks him to assist with the appeal of convicted murderer William Dupree (Leon Herbert).
In 'Memento Mori', Kavanagh, now back at work following his wife's death, agrees to defend family GP Dr Felix Crawley (Tom Courtenay) when he is accused of murdering his wife.
In 'Care in the Community', Kavanagh travels to his home town of Bolton to defend a young couple charged with murdering their baby daughter.
In 'Briefs Trooping Gaily', Kavanagh faces a challenge when one of his clients openly confesses in court to killing her husband.
In 'Bearing Witness', Kavanagh represents a Jehovah's Witness who refuses to give her son a life-saving blood transfusion.
In 'Innocency of Life', Kavanagh defends a vicar when one of his female parishioners accuses him of sexual harrassment.
In 'Dead Reckoning', Kavanagh prosecutes the entrepreneurial owner of a trawler lost at sea with all its men missing.
In 'Previous Convictions', a jet crashes into a moto-cross course after the RAF mechanic who serviced it was distracted by his wife's affair with another man.
In 'The More Loving One' an explosion leads to a young man being charged with the murder of his girlfriend, who it later turns out was carrying their child.
In 'Time of Need', a female junior minister at the Home Office is charged with indecent assault on a juvenile.
In 'End Games', Kavanagh represents a man who was wrongly jailed for armed robbery as a result of the negligence of his lawyer, the late Sir Ronald Tibbit QC - Kavanagh's former employer.
Finally, the two-hour special 'The End of Law' sees Kavanagh representing a businessman charged the murder of a beautiful young Hungarian computer science graduate after her body is discovered in his hotel room.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5037115320438
- Catalogue number: 3711532043
- Studio: ITV DVD
- Release date: 24/08/2009
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour