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Directed by  Various
Original language(s)  English
Final episode date  4 April 2007
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Legal drama
Country of origin  United Kingdom
First episode date  4 May 2006
Network  BBC One
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Written by  Matthew Hall G.F. Newman
Starring  John Hannah Paul Freeman John Thomson Lisa Faulkner Chris Gascoyne Penny Downie Lee Williams
Cast  John Hannah, Lisa Faulkner, John Thomson, Paul Freeman, Chris Gascoyne

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New Street Law is a British legal drama television 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 starred an ensemble cast headed by John Hannah and Paul Freeman. Hannah and Freeman play Jack Roper and Laurence Scammel respectively, two barristers heading rival chambers in Manchester. Roper's chamber works in defence, while Scammel—Roper's one-time mentor—works for prosecution. A large supporting cast played members of Roper and Scammel's teams.


Filming on sets took place at Web Film Studios, Little Hulton, near Bolton. Location work was done on the streets of Manchester, Bolton and Rochdale. Other interior locations included the Bolton Masonic Hall, St John Street Chambers in Manchester, and a hospital in Rochdale. Although the second series did not air until February 2007, there was only a six-week gap between filming.

The first series aired in May and June 2006 in a pre-watershed timeslot on BBC One. The second series was moved to 9 p.m. Low ratings saw the last two episodes moved to a 10.40 p.m. timeslot. In July 2007, the cancellation of the series was announced. This left an unresolved cliffhanger from the second series, with the audience left unaware of whether Jack survived a car crash.

Acorn Media UK have released both series on DVD in Region 2. In Region 1, Entertainment One have released the entire series on DVD.

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Cast and characters

  • John Hannah as Jack Roper
  • Paul Freeman as Laurence Scammel QC
  • John Thomson as Charlie Darling
  • Lisa Faulkner as Laura Scammel
  • Chris Gascoyne as Al Ware
  • Penny Downie as Honor Scammel
  • Lee Williams as Joe Stevens
  • Lara Cazalet as Annie Quick
  • Ace Bhatti as Ash Aslan
  • Jayne Ashbourne as Sally Benn
  • Don Warrington as Judge Ken Winyard
  • Ben Owen-Jones as Chris Quick
  • References

    New Street Law Wikipedia

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