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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 355 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002XTBEE2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,361 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Judge John Deed: Season One (DVD)

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Judge John Deed is a cracking-good British dramatic series set against the backdrop of the complex English judicial system. Fans of British TV dramas and any American crime procedurals will enjoy watching star Martin Shaw as the title character preside over all manner of twisted, intense, and fascinating criminal cases. Judge John Deed shows a man of honor and weary humor--and a judge who tries to honor his original decision to get into "the law" to help protect the rights of the innocent. Sometimes, Judge Deed realizes, that may mean bending the letter, if not the spirit, of the law. In the Series One collection, which includes the pilot episode, Shaw makes his complex character known right away, as his Judge Deed maneuvers to be assigned to a case he has intimate knowledge of--and so the drama begins. But Shaw's Judge Deed is also a man of compassion and humor, and, though creeping through middle age, he manages to be very appealing and sexy in a brainy kind of way. Shaw's Judge Deed cannot be bought, influenced, or bribed, inside the courtroom or out. Judge John Deed does a splendid job of following the intricacies of the British legal system without overexplaining it, keeping the viewer engaged at every turn. The letter of the law may not always be followed, but Judge John Deed tries to make sure that justice is served. Those who enjoy any kind of criminal or legal procedural series will become devoted fans of Judge John Deed. --A.T. Hurley

Customer Reviews

Judge Deed takes risks, in both his position as judge and in his personal life.
Lisa Phillips
The subplots with Judge Deed's daughter, `adopted' dog Rosie as well as adult, human females are engaging.
Richard B. Schwartz
The actors, particularly Martin Shaw, give outstanding performances- simply brilliant!
Stanley Spring

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Mr. W. A. Wynn on November 11, 2009
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Each Episode is complete, yet there is an ongoing Political and Love theme which needs the avid viewer to watch all of them in order.

Fascinating interplay between characters whose depth develops throughout.

John Deed is the Judge you would want on your side IF YOU WERE INNOCENT and he doesn't care whose toes he steps on to arrive at the truth. The higher the better.

The 'Establishment' wants to get rid of him at any cost and many times John Deed lays out their opportunities on a plate.

We have watched most episodes previously via Satellite TV from the UK but they are so addictive that we are now embarking on acquiring the complete series.

Brilliant

Bill & Jenny Wynn
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Richard B. Schwartz TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 13, 2011
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This is a hypnotic series, but one that is radically flawed. The backstory: Deed is a baker's son (adopted, we later learn) who goes to Oxford and aces his legal studies. A successful `radical' barrister he takes a 300% salary hit to become a judge. On the bench he preempts the prosecutors and defense counsels by asking questions and interposing his own opinions. He loves the law, but when the law or its processes get in the way of justice he finds other ways to achieve the latter. This is a major problem for the bureaucrats in the Lord Chancellor's office who bedevil him with spies, moles, weasels and every manner of officialdom vermin.

Oh yes, and he's got an overcharged libido which, very curiously and quite implausibly is seldom matched (despite his love of the law) with a superego. He occasionally hits on his ex (`ice maiden') wife, continually attempts to seduce one of the QC's who appears before him in court but snuggles with him in chambers, and leaves room in his life for other female targets of opportunity, including the wife of the chief weasel in the Lord Chancellor's office.

This is all sustained and held together by the remarkable performances of Martin Shaw, known to many as the `George Gently' character, but also the very best performer in the Adam Dalgleish role. Shaw is the show, the whole show, and he is superb.

The ins, outs and contortions of British law will be of great interest to American audiences. The plots are never dull, but they are often wildly implausible. The subplots with Judge Deed's daughter, `adopted' dog Rosie as well as adult, human females are engaging. The episodes stand alone, but given the rhythms of the subplots it is best to see them in order.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By sabu on March 7, 2010
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WHAT A GREAT DRAMA. FROM THE PILOT THROUGH THE FINAL EPISODE YOU'LL THOROUGHLY ENJOY THE "JUDGE" WHO IS A VERY SERIOUS, HUMOROUS AND FAIR MAN DURING A TRIAL WHILE BUTTING HEADS WITH THOSE IN POWER.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Letzeburger on April 25, 2010
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My husband and I are both fans of the brit law and order show, and all brit mystery/courtroom/police dramas.
This is again another good one. A little different twist, but we enjoyed it a lot!
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kanenberg on August 30, 2010
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I like Martin Shaw as an actor and legal/cop shows even more but I had a very mixed reaction to this series. Judge Deed is a compelling character, tough and uncomprimising in his work but blind to his huge flaws in his personal behavior. He's the Judge you'd want if you were a victim of crime--but if he fancy's your Wife he'll have no hesitation coming on to her right in front of you. I found it hard to like the Judge by the end of the first season considering his "horn dog" behavior on display in every episode. Maybe bedding married women is just accepted, 'normal behavior' from public officials in England/Europe but I found it hard to be impressed with Judge Deed's speeches about justice when he appeared to have such a low opinion of Women. I will not be purchasing season II of this show.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Ware Cornell Jr. VINE VOICE on December 26, 2010
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The American Constitution and the Bill of Rights did not arise in a vacuum. The founding fathers were born British subjects and sought to preserve in a written constitution the rights implicit in the English unwritten constitution. Among those cardinal rights was the guarantee of an independent judiciary, a right which Edmund Burke described as "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge."

Judge John Deed is a High Court justice. He wears scarlet robes trimmed in ermine. His elevation to the bench following a successful career as a crusading barrister was controversial. It is his lot to draw cases which are of some interest to the Lord Chancellor, who appoints judges to the bench but is simply another party politician. Thus arises the central theme of this series-are English judges a part of the government or do they stand apart from the government.

John Deed allows much personal interference in his courtroom in a manner no real judge on either side of the pond would. He intervenes for his college-aged daughter, he presides over cases in which his long time love interest represents a party, he presides over cases in which his ex-wife is the barrister before him, he has ex parte meetings in chambers with barristers and witnesses appearing before him.

The only interest this kind of conduct has to the Lord Chancllors office is it whether it can use it to either influence a decision or remove him from the bench. Complicating things is Deed's affair with the wife of his principal tormentor in the government, and this infidelity shakes his relationship with Mrs Mills, his long time girlfriend.

But Deed will not compromise ever on the issue of the neutrality and independence of the judiciary. In each episode he risks personal disgrace to preserve the unwritten constitution my fellow countrymen so admired. It's fiction. It's preachy. It's quite good.
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