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Brief Lives

Series 1 Episode 2

When new recruit Debbie joins the team, she ruffles more than a few feathers.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice. When new recruit Debbie joins the team, she ruffles more than a few feathers.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice.

When new recruit Debbie joins the team, she ruffles more than a few feathers.

Frank ...... David Schofield

DeeDee ...... Denise Welch

Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah

James ...... Mikey North

Sarah ...... Gina Bellman

Debbie ...... Emma Atkins

Jackie Hargreaves ...... Leanne Best

Inspector Bryant ...... Kevin Harvey

Music by Carl Harms.

Brief Lives

Series 2 Episode 4

Matters come to a head when Fat Doug comes to visit.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice. Matters come to a head when Fat Doug comes to visit.

Series of four plays by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice.

Matters come to a head when Fat Doug comes to visit.

Frank ...... David Schofield

Debbie ...... Emma Atkins

Sarah ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman

Greg ...... Joseph Millson

Fat Doug ...... Tom Mannion

Elaine ...... Helen Lederer

Jemma ...... Manjeet Mann

Judge ...... Stephen Critchlow

Music by Carl Harms.

Brief Lives

Series 7 Episode 4

A teenager is pulled in for texting an indecent photo of his girlfriend.

A teenager is pulled in for texting an indecent photo of his girlfriend, which has gone viral. Is it just a case of an official warning by the police? Written by Lizi Patch.

Brief Lives by Lizi Patch. Ep 4 of 6

Another case for the team of Manchester paralegals. A teenager is pulled in for texting an indecent photo of his girlfriend which has gone viral. Is it just a case of an official warning by the police? But then matters take an even more serious turn.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

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Brief Lives

Series 7 Episode 3

A high-powered lawyer and her daughter are arrested for drug possession after a party.

A high-powered lawyer and her daughter are arrested for drug possession after a house party. But when the paralegals investigate, they find a cat's cradle of other motives.

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly. Ep 3 of 6

A high powered lawyer and her daughter are arrested for possession of drugs after a house party. But when our team of paralegals investigate they find a cat's cradle of other motives.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Genre

Stephen Ward's trial begins at the Old Bailey. Has Christine forsaken him?

Stephen Ward is on trial at the Old Bailey. He trusts his friends in high places to help him, but will Christine's lie about Lucky Gordon be revealed in court?

London, Summer 1963. Stephen Ward is on trial at the Old Bailey in the trial of the decade. Christine and Mandy’s statements against Stephen lead them to appear for the prosecution, which exposes them to the full force of screaming and morally outraged crowds outside the court.

As the trial begins, journalists descend from around the world. Stephen trusts his friends in high places will come forward in support of his character, but while he faces the full force of the law and Mandy thrives on the publicity, Christine is terrified that her lie about Lucky Gordon will be revealed at his appeal. Has she made a pact with the devil and forsaken Stephen?

Credits

Christine Keeler
Sophie Cookson
Stephen Ward
James Norton
Mandy Rice-Davies
Ellie Bamber
Valerie Profumo
Emilia Fox
John Profumo
Ben Miles
James Burge
Peter Davison
Lucky Gordon
Anthony Welsh
Writer
Amanda Coe
Director
Leanne Welham
Producer
Rebecca Ferguson
Production Company
Ecosse Films
Production Company
Great Meadow Productions

Brief Lives

Series 10 Episode 1

Frank has a knotty case.

Frank Twist and Sarah Gold return as Manchester's favourite legal eagles.

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly

Episode 1

Frank is roped in to help what he thinks is a community of retired people. But what exactly have they retired from?

FRANK............ David Schofield

SARAH........ Kathryn Hunt

LANA…….….. Susan Twist

SHIRLEY-ANN.….Sue Jenkins

JARVIS………….…Kate Coogan

JACK……………....John Henshaw

STAN……….……..Lloyd Peters

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Genre

Brief Lives

Series 11 Episode 5

Last episode in the series about the Manchester paralegals

Frank is called as a witness for the prosecution and he is not best pleased.

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly

Frank is called as a witness for the prosecution and is not best pleased.

FRANK.... David Schofield

SARAH.... Kathryn Hunt

MAYA.... Rosie Fleeshman

WORTHINGTON..... Adonis Anthony

SHELLEY...... Jonathan Keeble

DS RICKARDS....... Natalie Grady

Director/Producer Gary Brown

In the Court of Protection, a judge has to decide if a patient can be force fed.

Emily has a history of anorexia but now in her thirties is refusing treatment. In the Court of Protection, a judge has to decide if she can be force fed.

Behind Closed Doors Series 4

Life Chances

by Clara Glynn

A series of dramas set at legal hearings.

Today’s drama is set in the Court of Protection. Emily Cross has a history of anorexia. After collapsing at a Tube Station she has been admitted to an eating disorder unit for the third time. Emily is in a perilous state but refusing treatment. The hospital has come to court to argue that unless they are allowed to treat her she could die. Should she be force fed? Barrister Rebecca Nyman is in court acting for the Official Solicitor to look after the patient’s interests.

Life Chances

by CLARA GLYNN

Cast:

Barrister Rebecca Nyman ………… CLARE CORBETT

Jemima MacFadyen …………… … AMIERA DARWISH

Barnaby McNeish ………………… PETER FORBES

Judge …………………………….. … SUSAN JAMESON

Dr Hall/George Cross ……………… JACK KLAFF

Letitia Cross …………………….……JOANNA MONRO

Emily Cross …………………….…… LUCY WELLS

Dr Jude Meredith ……………….……DEBBIE KORLEY

Stella …………………………….……HELEN CLAPP

Producer/director: David Ian Neville

Brief Lives

Series 10 Episode 5

Sarah volunteers at the law centre, but the lawyer who runs it has some unorthodox methods

Series set in a Manchester legal practice. Sarah volunteers at the local law centre, but the lawyer who runs it has some unorthodox methods.

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly

Episode 5

Sarah has started volunteering at the local Law Centre. But the lawyer who runs it has some unorthodox methods.

FRANK............... David Schofield

SARAH.............. Kathryn Hunt

DEBBIE………….Eve Steele

D C COLEMAN…….Natalie Grady

STUART …………..Graeme Hawley

SERENA…………..…Maria Major

Director/Producer Gary Brown

The Split

Series 2 Episode 1

Hannah meets a TV presenter who needs her help, and a new colleague joins the firm.

Hannah meets a TV presenter who needs her help, Ruth comes to terms with a different pace of life, and Zander introduces an unsettling new colleague to the firm.

The Split delves back into the world of a high-flying family of lawyers, where Hannah Stern is busy negotiating complex divorce cases whilst being confronted by difficulties in her own family.

Although Hannah and Nathan’s marriage seems to be back on track, she hasn't forgiven him for his past indiscretions, and is continuing her relationship with Christie in secret. With pressure mounting on her in her personal life, she meets a new client at work, TV presenter Fi Hansen, who is part of a celebrity power couple and is concerned about her prenup.

Meanwhile, Ruth comes to terms with a different pace of life, and Zander introduces an unsettling new colleague to the firm.

Brief Lives

Series 8 Episode 4

A teenager is arrested for the suspected murder of his friend. Both are sons of policemen.

A teenager is arrested for the suspected murder of his friend. Frank discovers that the case is not as straightforward as it seems. They are both the sons of senior policemen.

Drama: Brief Lives by Tom Fry & Sharon Kelly

A black teenager is arrested for the suspected murder of his friend. It seems they had an argument over a mobile phone that got out of hand. But Frank discovers that the case is not so straightforward. They are both the sons of senior policemen.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Genre

Brief Lives

Series 8 Episode 5

A journalist wants Frank to help him stop a massive cover-up, but Frank needs persuading.

A journalist is arrested for being in possession of a police disciplinary report. He wants Frank to help him stop a massive cover-up, but Frank needs some persuading.

Drama: Brief Lives by Michael Livesey

A journalist is arrested for being in possession of a police disciplinary report. He believes this reveals police corruption. He wants Frank to help him stop a massive cover up. But Frank needs some persuading.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Genre

Brief Lives

Series 8 Episode 2

Frank and Sarah find themselves in the centre of a family tragedy going back decades.

By Philip Meeks. Frank and Sarah drive to the country to celebrate a friend's eightieth birthday but find themselves in the centre of a family tragedy going back decades.

Drama: Brief Lives by Philip Meeks

More tales from the new series about the team of Manchester Paralegals. Frank and Sarah drive to the country to celebrate a friend's eightieth birthday but find themselves in the centre of a family tragedy going back decades.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Genre

Brief Lives

Series 9 Episode 2

Frank and Sarah unravel a complex case of suspected arson at a primary school.

Frank and Sarah unravel a cat's cradle of complex community and relationship tensions when a man is arrested for suspected arson at a primary school of mainly Muslim children.

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly

Episode 2

A man is arrested for suspected arson at a primary school. The school is mainly Muslim, is there a racially motivated element? Frank and Sarah unravel the underlying cat's cradle of complex community and relationship tensions.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Series nine of the popular afternoon drama series starring David Schofield. Frank Twist's and Sarah Gold's legal advisers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to set free burglars, muggers, murderers and even some innocent people who find themselves on the wrong side of a cell door. Sarah and Frank have a child but their relationship is purely business as they clean up the mean streets of Manchester. The combination of complex crime stories and witty humour make this a popular returning series.

Genre

Brief Lives

Series 9 Episode 1

By Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly. Series set in a Manchester legal practice.

Two young women are arrested for fighting in a hotel. Frank and Sarah reckon it is a fuss over nothing, until one of the women is accused of theft.

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly

Episode 1

Return of the popular drama series set in Manchester. Two young women are arrested for fighting in a hotel. Frank and Sarah reckon it's a fuss over nothing. Until one of the women is accused of theft.

Producer/Director Gary Brown

Series nine of the popular afternoon drama series starring David Schofield. Frank Twist's and Sarah Gold's legal advisers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to set free burglars, muggers, murderers and even some innocent people who find themselves on the wrong side of a cell door. Sarah and Frank have a child but their relationship is purely business as they clean up the mean streets of Manchester. The combination of complex crime stories and witty humour make this a popular returning series.

Genre

Brief Lives

Series 2 Episode 2

Sarah puts her principles on hold as she represents a suspected rapist.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice. Sarah puts her principles on hold as she represents a suspected rapist.

Series of plays by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice.

Sarah puts her principles on hold as she represents a suspected rapist.

Frank ...... David Schofield

Debbie ...... Emma Atkins

Sarah ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman

Deedee ...... Pooky Quesnel

Mark ...... Malcolm Tierney

Andy ...... Andrew Knott

Paula ...... Claire Keenan

Greg ...... Joseph Milson

Inspector ...... Paul Rider

Music by Carl Harms.

Brief Lives

Series 1 Episode 1

When Dee Dee's estranged son is arrested, only his stepfather Frank can come to the rescue

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice. When Dee Dee's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting, only his stepfather Frank can come to the rescue.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice.

When Dee Dee's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting, only his stepfather Frank Twist can come to the rescue.

Frank ...... David Schofield

Dee Dee ...... Denise Welch

Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah

James ...... Mikey North

Johnny ...... Andrew Schofield

McGregor/Milo ...... Rod Matthew

DC Highton ...... James Quinn

DC Price ...... Deborah McAndrew.

Brief Lives

Series 1 Episode 3

Ben defends a suspected wife beater, to Sarah's annoyance.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice. Ben defends a suspected wife beater, to Sarah's annoyance.

Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, set in a Manchester legal practice.

Ben defends a suspected wife beater, to Sarah's annoyance.

Frank ...... David Schofield

DeeDee ...... Denise Welch

Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah

Sarah ...... Gina Bellman

Debbie ...... Emma Atkins

Scott ...... Mark Chatterton

Armstrong/Townsend ...... Jeff Hordley

DS Sandra Morgan ...... Becky Hindley

Music by Carl Harms.

Brief Lives

Series 7 Episode 6

Frank and Cheryl prepare to leave. But can they both leave their pasts behind?

Brief Lives by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly. Ep 6.

Last in the current series about the Manchester paralegals. Frank and Cheryl prepare to leave. But can they both leave their pasts behind?

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Genre

The Victim

Series 1 Episode 2

Craig takes the stand as Anna tries to prove that he is Eddie J Turner.

Craig prepares for his day in court as threats against him and his family escalate and Rebecca’s doubts about her husband take root. Is he telling her the whole truth?

It is the day that Anna has been waiting for – when the man she believes killed her son will take the stand in court and face the world.

Back in the past, living under the suspicion that he is a child killer is taking its toll on Craig. He fears for his daughter’s safety, and cracks widen in his relationship with his wife Rebecca.

Meanwhile, Anna is determined to prove that DI Grover is wrong and that Craig is Eddie J Turner. Craig’s appearance in the witness box brings revelations about his past, but will it provide Anna with the closure she desperately needs?

Credits

Anna Dean
Kelly Macdonald
Steven Grover
John Hannah
Craig Myers
James Harkness
Lenny Dean
Jamie Sives
Rebecca Myers
Karla Crome
Solomon Mishra
Ramon Tikaram
Writer
Rob Williams
Director
Niall MacCormick
Producer
Jenny Frayn
Production Company
STV Productions
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