The BBC have announced New Street Law – new legal drama for BBC ONE which comes with some major behind the scenes clout.
Judge John Deed production company One Eyed Dog Productions are to work with Nicola Shindler’s RED Production Company famed amongst other things for Queer as Folk.
Rounding off the producers is Doctor Who and BBC Wales supremo Julie Gardner.
According to a BBC press release:
"e;New Street Law follows the exploits and cases of two rival barristers chambers in the heart of Manchester. Jack founded his own firm with old friend Al Ware (Chris Gascoyne); lovable chancer Charlie Darling (John Thomson); no-nonsense Annie Quick (Lara Cazalet) and cocky Joe Stevens (Lee Williams).
Jack’s confidence grows with every case he wins and he rapidly threatens Laurence’s firmly established position in the legal community – something that Laurence’s ruthlessly ambitious wife, Honor (Penny Downie), is determined to prevent.
Lurking in the wings is Laurence’s daughter, Laura (Lisa Faulkner), who works for the family chambers. She shares Jack’s instinctive passion for justice, but she also poses a threat. "e;