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
.Staff writer (10 February 2006). "", The Bolton News
, Newsquest Media. Retrieved on 20 October 2008. Location work was done on the streets of Manchester
, Bolton and Rochdale
.Wylie, Ian (19 February 2007). "", Manchester Evening News
, M.E.N. Media. Retrieved on 20 January 2008.
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... Read More