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Watched some of this series on tv last night while playing on here - thought it was quite good
18th Century England – a time of turbulence, when the world was up for grabs, and belonged to those who used both hands.
Lawyer, William Garrow, came to the courts of London’s Old Bailey where defense of the accused and cross-examination in pursuit of justice was almost unheard of. Bounty hunters roamed the land in search of reward often creating villains where none existed. Judges were in the pocket of politicians and the public gallery of a courtroom was a place to witness spectacle. Garrow would give them that, and more.
Based on true stories of rape and murder, of thievery and corruption, these are the cases that would shake the justice system to its core. These are the cases of Garrow’s Law.
Set in the Old Bailey of Georgian London, GARROW'S LAW is a legal period drama inspired by the true story of progressive barrister William Garrow. In a time when corruption was rift in the legal system, over-zealous bounty hunters keen on an easy payday would often accuse innocent people. Garrow fought against such injustice by pioneered the rigorous cross-examination of prosecution. Andrew Buchan (CRANFORD) stars as the legal maverick, with Alun Armstrong (NEW TRICKS, LITTLE DORRIT) as his mentor John Southouse and Lyndsey Marshal (ROME) as Lady Sarah Hill, his forbidden love interest. The lavish four-part series uses real cases from the period, which adds a fascinating authenticity to the entertaining drama.