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Garrow's Law

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

In the late 18th century, young idealistic barrister William Garrow is given his first criminal defence case at the Old Bailey by attorney and mentor John Southouse. He defends Peter Pace, who is accused by renowned thief-taker Edward Forrester of robbing a man at gunpoint.

The case is won by Garrow's nemesis Silvester, but Garrow's impressive performance in court catches the eye of Lady Sarah Hill. She instructs him to defend a helpless serving girl, Elizabeth Jarvis, who stands accused of murdering her newborn baby. Garrow learns a harsh lesson from his first case, and vows to defend the life of Elizabeth. Show less

Contributors

Southouse:
Alun Armstrong
Lady Sarah:
Lyndsey Marshal
Sir Arthur:
Rupert Graves
Silvester:
Aidan McArdle
Judge Buller:
Michael Culkin
Mr Sibley:
Andy Linden
Mary Pace:
Frances Grey
Peter Pace:
Finlay Robertson
William Grove:
Jeremy Swift
Mrs Browning:
Julie Hale
Mrs Tarling:
Teresa Churcher
Elizabeth Jarvis:
Tessa Nicholson
Dr Herring:
Mark Tandy
Obstetrician:
Martin Wimbush
Mary Langstaffe:
Pauline Knowles
Eliza Radnell:
Vicki Liddelle
Director:
Peter Lydon

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