Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice on the best drama lists

Criminal Justice (series 2) has been named as one of the best dramas of 2009 by the Daily Mail.

"The BBC did the same with its second series of Criminal Justice, a dark tale of sexual violence and mental illness, but Matthew Macfadyen and Maxine Peake in the lead roles were sensational, and the story was compelling if often uncomfortable viewing."

The Telegraph, called Criminal Justice one of the top 50 shows of the decade, coming in at number 37.

Congratulations to writers Peter Moffat and Andrew Davies

The winners of the 2009 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards has just been announced (thanks to Luce for finding the list!).


Television short form drama: Criminal Justice by Peter Moffat

Lifetime Achievement: Andrew Davies  (including Little Dorrit)



"The Look" at post-production editing of Criminal Justice

The Look performed post-production editing of Criminal Justice.  On their website, they posted a video which has a comparison of before and after.  Criminal Justice has received extensive praise for it's imagery.

You can view the video HERE.

(thanks to amelie for finding it!)

Guardian review of Criminal Justice

The final episode of Criminal Justice has now aired in the UK and the reviews of the whole series are coming in.

Here is what the Guardian had to say (beware of spoilers):

Everyone's been excellent, but Sophie Okonedo, young Alice Sykes and Matthew Macfadyen, at the start before he got a kitchen knife in his abdomen, stand out in a cast that already shines.
Criminal Justice has been brilliant: serious, thoughtful, powerful drama that carries on ringing in your head long after the final credits. Drama that makes you think.
Thank you for the link, Cathy! 

Telegraph review of Episodes 1 and 2 of Criminal Justice

The Telegraph has a fairly detailed summation and review of Criminal Justice's first two episodes.  You can read the review HERE.

About Matthew Macfadyen:

Matthew Macfadyen may be no stranger to the role of a buttoned-up Englishman who can’t quite conceal the effort that goes into preserving his eerily calm exterior – but rarely has he turned this skill to such sinister effect.
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