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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Sarah Hill
Anthony Bowers ...
Court Clerk
Andy Linden ...
Mr. Sibley
Frances Grey ...
Mary Pace
Peter Pace
William Grove
Mrs. Browning
Mrs. Tarling
Tessa Nicholson ...
Elizabeth Jarvis


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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1 November 2009 (UK)  »

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During the filming of a court house corridor scene, one of the background artists begin announcing to others that it was disgraceful he be expected to stand around for so long. His comments were overheard leading the producers to remove him from the scene to participate in another much later in the day, well after most of the cast were released. See more »

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