"Garrow's Law" Episode #3.3 (TV Episode 2011) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Philanthropic abolitionist Mr. Fullerton engages Garrow to prosecute Trinidadian governor Picton for falsely imprisoning and torturing Luisa,his free-born servant whom he wrongly accused of theft. Corrupt Lord Melville who has vested interests in slavery tells Garrow that if he loses the case he will persuade Sir Arthur Hill to give up custody of his son but honest Garrow refuses the deal and wins by calling Picton's chief torturer to testify against him. Despite a spirited display by Silvester Lady Sarah loses her custody battle but Mr Southouse,dying of typhus,craftily shakes Hill's hand,knowing what should happen, whilst Sarah snatches the child,Samuel,from her husband's mistress Lady Henrietta,who does nothing to stop her.

    - Written by don @ minifie-1
  • Garrow takes on the British colonial system when he prosecutes General Thomas Picton, accused of approving the torture of a girl while he was governor of Trinidad, but Lord Melville suggests a deal to help Lady Sarah get her son back.

    - Written by Lizzie Nonesuch


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