Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Creator:

Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009  
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha
Mapp & Lucia (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia rents Mapp's house for the summer.

Stars: Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Poppy Miller
Cranford (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie
Dickensian (TV Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen
The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy
Criminal Justice (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson
Case Histories (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton
Prisoners Wives (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Gemma's perfect life comes crashing down when her husband is arrested for murder. As Gemma learns to navigate the prison system, she starts to think the unthinkable.

Stars: Pippa Haywood, Polly Walker, Phoebe Dynevor
Messiah (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven
Chasing Shadows I (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A missing persons unit investigate serial killers who target the impressionable and vulnerable.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston, Don Warrington
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 William Garrow (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
...
 Lady Sarah Hill (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
...
 Sir Arthur Hill / ... (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
...
 Silvester (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
...
 Judge Buller (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
...
 John Southouse / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2011)
Anthony Bowers ...
 Court Clerk (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
...
 Lord Melville (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Edit

Storyline

Garrow's Law is the true tale of barrister William Garrow, who acted as council for the accused, introducing the 'innocent until proven guilty' theory to London's Old Bailey. Guided by mentor Southouse and driven by the affections of a married woman, Garrow goes against the judicial system, changing the path of law and order forever. Written by Christopher Downie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 2009 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

| (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Andrew Buchan (Garrow) and Lyndsey Marshal (Lady Sarah) would remain in character between takes, even if only for their own amusement. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Day in the Life of a TV Extra (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent Series. Unfortunately, Too Short
16 April 2010 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

This series is clever and thought-provoking. The period dress and the way that court was conducted are historically accurate and fascinating. As well as the serious cases which are considered, there are the humorous incidents which help to balance the series.

Many British period dramas focus on the upper class folk. This one, by contrast, brings us face to face with the working class, with their appalling living conditions, clothing and poor hygiene.

Our hero is based upon a real-life figure, William Garrow (1760-1840). He is idealistic, trying to make the law work for those who are unable to help themselves. Thanks to him, many of the rights we now take for granted, came to be accepted.

There are just four episodes of this fine series. I hope that the BBC will see fit to make more, as there is a lot more to be said.

As of November, 2010, I am delighted to report that continuing episodes of Garrow's Law are currently being broacast in the UK!


24 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I Liked This supergran
Series 3 starts week of 12-18 November thain-2
will there be a series 4? fghaeo
dvd gogo22
Am I Cocult?! sporadicdaz
Re Season 2 robcb2003
Discuss Garrow's Law (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?