New Street Law

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New Street Law
New Street Law titles.jpg
New Street Law titles
Genre Legal drama
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 14 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Julie Gardner
Nicola Shindler
G. F. Newman
Producer(s) Matthew Bird
Running time 60 min.
Original channel BBC One
Original run 4 May 2006 – 4 April 2007
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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.[1] Location work was done on the streets of Manchester,[2] Bolton and Rochdale.[1] Other interior locations included the Bolton Masonic Hall, St John Street Chambers in Manchester, and a hospital in Rochdale.[1] Although the second series did not air until February 2007, there was only a six-week gap between filming.[2]

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.[3] This left an unresolved cliffhanger from the second series, with the audience left unaware of whether Jack survived a car crash.

Cast and characters[edit]


Series 1 (2006)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production code
1 "Episode 1" Julian Homes Matthew Hall 4 May 2006 (2006-05-04) NCFS274R
2 "Episode 2" Julian Holmes G.F. Newman 11 May 2006 (2006-05-11) NCFS275K
3 "Episode 3" Julian Holmes Matthew Hall 18 May 2006 (2006-05-18) NCFS276E
4 "Episode 4" David Skynner Chris Bucknall 25 May 2006 (2006-05-25) NCFS277Y
5 "Episode 5" David Skynner G.F. Newman 1 June 2006 (2006-06-01) NCFS278S
6 "Episode 6" David Skynner Michael Eaton 8 June 2006 (2006-06-08) NCFS279L
7 "Episode 7" Emma Bodger Matthew Hall 15 June 2006 (2006-06-15) NCFS280F
8 "Episode 8" Emma Bodger Matthew Hall 21 June 2006 (2006-06-21) NCFS281A

Series 2 (2007)[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production code
9 "Episode 1" David Skynner Matthew Hall 21 February 2007 (2007-02-21) NCFT178J
10 "Episode 2" David Skynner James McIntyre 28 February 2007 (2007-02-28) NCFT179D
11 "Episode 3" Clara Glynn Chris Bucknall 7 March 2007 (2007-03-07) NCFT180X
12 "Episode 4" Clara Glynn Matthew Hall 14 March 2007 (2007-03-14) NCFT181R
13 "Episode 5" Dominic Keavey James McIntyre 26 March 2007 (2007-03-26) NCFT182K
14 "Episode 6" Dominic Keavey Matthew Hall 4 April 2007 (2007-04-04)

DVD releases[edit]

Acorn Media UK has released both series on DVD in Region 2.

In Region 1, Entertainment One has released the entire series on DVD.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Staff writer (10 February 2006). "Stars film TV drama in Bolton", The Bolton News, Newsquest Media. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  2. ^ a b Wylie, Ian (19 February 2007). "New Street Law returns", Manchester Evening News, M.E.N. Media. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  3. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (11 July 2007). "BBC dramas may be axed", MediaGuardian, Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 11 July 2007.
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