Frustrated with the lack of defense for the accused, young barrister William Garrow employs his sharp tongue and innovative court room skills when he is called to defend a servant girl accused of murdering her new born child.

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Lady Sarah Hill
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Anthony Bowers ...
Court Clerk
Andy Linden ...
Mr. Sibley
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Frances Grey ...
Mary Pace
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Peter Pace
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William Grove
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Mrs. Browning
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Mrs. Tarling
Tessa Nicholson ...
Elizabeth Jarvis
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In the London of the late eighteenth century, William Garrow, apprentice counsel to the experienced Southouse, is appalled by the savagery of the court system and the fact that the defending lawyer never gets advanced disclosure. His first case is to defend a youth falsely accused of robbery so that a professional thief taker will be paid for the conviction. He fails to save the boy but impresses the philanthropic and liberal wife of M.P. Sir Arthur Hill, Lady Sarah, who pays him to defend a young girl accused of infanticide. His demolition of the prosecution witnesses and encouraging the girl to move the court with her story results in a Not Guilty verdict and the respect of prosecutor Silvester. However, Southouse warns him that his crusading methods will bring him enemies. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Actor Andrew Buchan (Garrow) would often work expletives into the script in place of similar sounding words changing "...Tom, Dick and Harry..." to "Cock, Dick or Penis". See more »

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