The Advocates (TV series)

The Advocates was a Scottish legal drama, broadcast on ITV, that ran for two series between 2 April 1991 and 23 March 1992. The series starred Ewan Stewart and Isla Blair as the main protagonists, Greg McDowell and Katherine Dunbar. The first series was released on DVD on 12 April 2010.[1] The second series was released on 20 September.[2] A complete box set was released by Go|Entertain on 23 September 2013.[3]

The Advocates
DVD cover
GenreCrime drama
Legal drama
Written by
  • Alma Cullen
  • John Cooper
Directed by
  • Peter Barber-Fleming
ComposerDaryl Runswick
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
Original language
  • English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes6
Executive producer
  • Robert Love
  • Murray Ferguson
Production location
Running time60 minutes
Production company
Original network
Picture format4:3
Audio formatStereo
Original release2 April 1991 (1991-04-02) –
23 March 1992 (1992-03-23)


Series 1Edit

Series 2Edit


Series 1 (1991)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byBritish air date
1"Episode 1"Peter Barber-FlemingAlma Cullen2 April 1991 (1991-04-02)
When a young prostitute dies of a deadly drug overdose, Dr. Joe Sangster, who has been treating her at the local health clinic, suspects foul play. In the growing climate of fear over drugs and aids in the city, his clinic faces closure due to a local campaign. He turns to young lawyer Greg McDowell for help, and McDowell sees the chance to make a name for himself.
2"Episode 2"Peter Barber-FlemingAlma Cullen9 April 1991 (1991-04-09)
3"Episode 3"Peter Barber-FlemingAlma Cullen16 April 1991 (1991-04-16)

Series 2 (1992)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byBritish air date
1"Episode 1"Peter Barber-FlemingJohn Cooper9 March 1992 (1992-03-09)
McDowell is hired by a man accused of murdering his own wife. He suspects she may have been the victim of a serial killer, but the subsequent investigation begins to put his young girlfriend Sarah in danger.
2"Episode 2"Peter Barber-FlemingJohn Cooper16 March 1992 (1992-03-16)
3"Episode 3"Peter Barber-FlemingJohn Cooper23 March 1992 (1992-03-23)


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "The Advocates Series 2". 20 September 2010 – via Amazon.
  3. ^ "The Advocates: Series 1 And 2". 23 September 2013 – via Amazon.

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