A passionate young barrister leads a legal revolution in this new courtroom drama set in 18th-century England. Appalled by the corruption of London's Old Bailey, William Garrow (Andrew Buchan, Cranford
) fights for the accused and pioneers the art of crossexamination, paving the way for our modern legal system. Based on a true story, drawing on actual court records, it's "courtroom drama gold" -Sunday Times
(UK). 4 episodes, 4 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.
An inexperienced William Garrow struggles with his first case but fares better with Lady Sarah Hill. Impressed by his sense of justice, she hires Garrow to defend a serving girl accused of murder. If he doesn't succeed, the woman will die.
Now a celebrated barrister, Garrow defends a coachman accused of stealing a harness. Next, he reluctantly agrees to represent the infamous Monster, a man accused of attacking women across London. As his popularity wanes, his friendship with Lady Sarah grows.
When Garrow defends a man on trial for raping his maid, Lady Sarah is disappointed. Then Garrow fights a duel with one nemesis and takes revenge on another, causing Southouse to question whether they can continue working together.
Garrow represents a prostitute accused of murdering her client; he also reunites with Southouse for a high-profile treason case. Matters take a turn when Lady Sarah discovers crucial information.
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Biography of William Garrow
- Cast filmographies
- Photo gallery
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 240 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Courtroom drama gold"--The Sunday Times (UK)
"Excellent"--The Observer (UK)
"A better class of entertainment"--The Times (UK)
"Excitement, tension, passion, humor, and drama"--The Guardian (UK)
Royal Television Society Award Winner for Best History Category (2010)