A barrister's life and cases in a contemporary London setting. It's as good as and very like the period legal-drama of Rumpole of the Bailey: Complete Series Megaset and Garrow's Law: Series One but showing modern crime & modern times. Each episode has a primary plot/case but also multiple cases added, chamber relationships, and plots in barrister Farmer's personal life. Plus humor. It's all there.
Henry Farmer (Alan Davies-Jonathan Creek) is a gambler, divorcee, bad dad, speech defective, debtor, biker, & obviously lawyer. All these characteristics adding up to believability of Davies portrayal. There is a number of chamber office people from barristers to clerk that appear in every episode, including Linda Bassett (Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Season One). Smaller parts by great stars like George Innes (Upstairs, Downstairs: Series One) & Camilla Power (The Grand). Add a number of prominent episode cast additions as guest stars and you get a great set of 8 episodes, over 70 minutes each and all coming
Series One:Episode 1 The Road to Hell -Farmer tackles multiple cases due to being short of funds to pay alimony & gamble. Barn, and he must face Judge `Dad'. Peter Perry-Jones (Colditz: The Complete 2-Part Miniseries) is Barrister Richards
2 So Long, Samantha -Farmer has new debt woes, a messy affair, and case accusations--but aren't all 3 misconduct of a sort? The case is a party/rape/murder coroner inquest. Coroner played by Malcolm Sinclair (Pie in the Sky Complete Collection)
3 Children -Farmer as prosecutor? And he's trying to convict a girl age 12? Of murder? Farmer's ex-wife appears played by Anna Wilson-Jones (Monarch of the Glen) who's name is Glen. Her companion played by Dominic Jephcott (The Beiderbecke Affair). The judge played by Selina Cadell (Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4).
4 A Sort of Love -A legal appeal for a sex triangle killer parallels a different personal love triangle of Farmer's.
Series Two: Episode1 Blame -A homeless, loveless, moneyless barrister now also finds he must call his dad (Edward Petherbridge) as a witness to a deadly train accident trial.
2 Lack of Affect -Farmer's personal life continues to complicate his clients needs, this time a suspected mother-murdering son.
3 Forever on the Mind -If Nurse Alice (Jennifer Ellison) becomes a will's beneficiary, can she kill the patient within 2 days? She's little help as Farmer defends. Solicitor played by Peter Sullivan (New Tricks) and Brighton by Julian Wadham (Middlemarch).
4 The Architect's Wife -Accused rapist (Alistair Mackenzie) goes free followed by a rare civil action for the victim Rachel (Kirsty Mitchell). Both the rapist and victim were well known for roles in "Monarch of the Glen". Will was played by Kevin Doyle ( Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey ).
Unrated UK TV but due to some case content & images it could be considered not child-friendly.