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GF Newman's Law and Order - BBC4 - 18/3/2009 12:54:58 PM   
elab49


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Tuesday 24th March, 11.50pm, BBC4

BBC4 is backing to showing major TV series from yesteryear.

The original and the best. Newman's highly controversial 4 part series was first shown in the late 70s and has not, I think, been repeated although it finally made its way to DVD last year. In a period where police corruption was making regular headlines (see also Red Riding), Newman crafted a show of 4 parts, each dealing with different aspects of a case when a detective frames a known villain. Influenced by a then very well known case of George Davis, who was wrongly convicted for armed robbery and a national campaign  (George Davis is innocent) took place to free him. The shows cover the 'victim', the cops, the lawyers and prison. A social realist drama rather than a slick cop show.

Controversial? How many TV dramas have resulted in questions in Parliament?

Highly recommended.

< Message edited by elab49 -- 18/3/2009 12:55:53 PM >


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