New Street Law: Season 2
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Accused of fabricating a defense, Jack Roper (John Hannah) throws his life and the lives of his colleagues into turmoil after his single-minded pursuit of the truth puts his career in jeapordy. Tensions run high between Jacks chambers and those of the prosecution, headed by his one-time mentor, Laurence Scammel (Paul Freeman), much to the annoyance of Laurences daughter, Laura (Lisa Faulkner). Relations become more complex between Charlie Darling (John Thomson) and his wife, Tessa (Susie Amy), as well as between Jack and Laura, who can no longer resist their mutual attraction.
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Under the production staff of:
Clara Glynn - Director
David Skynner - Director
Dominic Keavey - Director
Nicola Shindler - Executive Producer
Matthew Bird - Producer
Matthew Hall - Co-Producer/Screenwriter
Nikki Smith - Assistant Producer
James McIntyre - Screenwriter
Chris Bucknall - Screenwriter
Michael Eaton - Screenwriter
Story line and plot, The hit BBC legal series returns with all new drama as Jack Roper (John Hannah) throws his life and the lives of his colleagues into turmoil after his single-minded pursuit of the truth puts his career in jeopardy --- New Street Law is a British television legal drama series produced by Red Production Company in association with One-Eyed Dog Ltd for BBC One --- The series was created by G. F. Newman and Matthew Hall, and stars an ensemble cast headed by John Hannah and Paul Freeman.Read more ›
One interesting aspect of the show is that it opens a window on the differences between the American and British justice systems. And, while most American cop/legal shows focus on catching the bad guys and prosecuting them, this series is weighted toward the other side: the efforts of the defense to ensure that the alleged (sometimes actual) perps, many of whom are poor and/or of color, get a fair shake in court.
This set is Season Two, and it was quite as enjoyable as Season One, which I also own. Set in Manchester (which, like Liverpool and Newcastle, is no longer just another gritty, grimy, English industrial city), the show follows the opposing careers of two barristers. In the UK a barrister is a trial lawyer, as opposed to a "solicitor", a private lawyer who doesn't do trial work. Jack Roper (John Hannah), is a defense lawyer, while Lawrence Scammel (Paul Freeman), is what we would call the public prosecutor who acts on behalf of the state to get the perps sent up. There is more to their rivalry than mere courtroom oneupmanship: Roper was once a member of Scammel's chambers and one of his most promising protegees. Roper's defection to the defense and setting up of his own chambers hurt Scammel and his wife and daughter, also prosecution barristers, who felt that Roper had betrayed them.Read more ›
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No subtitles for my pretty-much-deaf husband. I liked it....a lot.Published 2 months ago by William M.
Fluency ..maturity and full of surprises.another outing on the mark and
Off to the races..urging the listener to keep up.
This was an excellent series - witty and engaging stories. It's a shame the series was not extended.Published on July 5, 2014 by Paul R Gutowski
New Street Law is a good story, great acting, love it and I wish there were many more. But I have a feeling there will not be any.Published on May 23, 2014 by Lindalee Ausejo
very good stories, wonderfully acted but all to brief. come on! you can"t have the main characters wiped out in an auto accident and call that the finish. Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Lawrence Wakefield
Sad that it ends here,,,,,,great program - must see for legal eagles. JOhn Hannah is still the best! and the program is wonderful......quite captivating.Published on September 4, 2012 by lulu