The second series of BBC TV’s Garrow’s Law is now available on DVD.
Focusing heavily on Garrow’s relationship with Sarah, this series portrays Garrow as a man regularly searching his conscience as he grapples with the difficult social, legal and political issues of his time. Caught in the grip of a scandal Garrow seems like a shadow of the strong character we saw in the first series, with no obvious way out and losing support when he needs it most.
Excellently played out with fine peformances this series blends historical references with sexual and political intrigue as the spotlight falls on Garrow’s relationship with Sarah Hill.
Description (from Amazon): Pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow returns to the Old Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the State. But he is making powerful enemies who are determined to destroy him by any means. Garrow challenges a brutal trade that regards slaves as cargo not human beings; and defends a man accused of sodomy: a capital offence in Georgian England. But his work becomes entwined with his personal life when he takes on the abuse of sailors in Greenwich Hospital. In attacking the Admiralty, he attacks Sir Arthur Hill, and Garrow has been accused of adultery with Hill s wife. Garrow s fight for justice has brought his life to centre stage. Now he must give the performance of a lifetime if he is to survive.
Trailer on the BBC website