Shadow of the Noose (1989– )
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This miniseries from 1989 is based on the real life British defence lawyer Edward Marshall Hall who was known as the great defender. He was involved in many famous trials of the day, including The Camden Town Murder and he came very close to defending Dr. Crippen.
During the series we see Marshall Hall(Jonathan Hyde)accepting various cases and defending his clients in court. Hyde who has to be one of the most underrated actors in film and TV history gives one of his greatest performances in this, he has some very detailed speeches to deliver and he does so expertly. Hyde appears very dignified in his bearing and throws himself into the role with great conviction and is very believable as the defender of the accused. Hyde has strong support from Michael Feast as Hall's clerk Edgar Bowker.
There is great attention to period detail in this and it's interesting to see what the legal system was like back in the 1800's. I was lucky enough to have found this series on YouTube and I think it's such a shame this hasn't been repeated on TV. It doesn't appear to be on DVD either,it's such a brilliant series and should be more widely known.