Judge John Deed! British TV lawyers in the 21st century

Greenfield, Steve, Osborn, Guy and Robson, Peter (2009) Judge John Deed! British TV lawyers in the 21st century. In: Lawyers in your living room: law on television. ABA Press, Chicago, pp. 205-216. ISBN 9781604423280

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Although the bewigged lawyer is familiar beyond the shores of the United Kingdom in the form of Horace Rumpole and James Kavanagh QC, these are only two of the many televised incarnations that the British lawyer has enjoyed since 1958. As in the U.S. and to a lesser extent Europe, TV lawyer series have long been a staple of British television. The would-be successors to the late Leo McKern and John Thaw have not been slow in coming forward and in the 21st century there have been no less than seven lawyer shows featuring British law and lawyers. These have included a whole range of styles. As with the previous 30 shows and series between 1958 and 2000, the current crop of fictional lawyers cover the fighter for justice working alone or with some technical assistance as Perry Mason did in the 1950s and 1960s and Matlock did in the 1980s -The Brief.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: British, judges, law, television
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Law School
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 15:14
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 11:25
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/6504

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