Episode one of the new series of ‘Garrow’s Law’ – shown last Sunday the 13th November 2011 on BBC1 – set the basis of the next episode. Lady Sarah, Garrow’s lover, sets out to obtain custody of her infant son. Despite being warned by Garrow and Southouse that as a married woman she has no rights at law, she issues an application for his custody.
Garrow’s Law historical researcher and writer Mark Pallis created a short documentary as a series 2 DVD extra.
The whole twenty minute programme is now available online, free of charge. It features John Hostettler, co-author of Sir William Garrow – the first biography about William Garrow.
Mark Pallis writes on his blog that there will soon be a closed screening of the first episode of series 3 of Garrow’s Law.
With some of the cast members present Mark says he will try to ask them any questions posted on his blog.
The spectacular views of William Garrow’s seaside property in the Kent village of Pegwell have been captured by artists in famous paintings. The white chalk cliffs that border the property on Pegwell Bay drop straight down to the water’s edge. As the tide goes out, the water recedes exposing a beach at the bottom of the cliffs. Visitors are drawn to explore the nooks and crannies of the cliffs, and the shells, rocks and underwater plants that inhabit the ocean’s edge. Continue reading “Painting of Garrow’s Seaside Property”
It looks like there will be another series of Garrow’s Law, but once again it will be just four episodes long!
Although there doesn’t appear to be any official confirmation this is still good news for fans of the drama. One would imagine that more of Garrow’s unusual personal life and trailblazing public performances will make for another thoroughly enjoyable series.
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.
Cross over London Bridge into the Borough High Street and step back in time to imagine you have joined William Garrow as he cleaves his way through a chaos of carts and carriages, the jostling hubbub of Borough Market and, with the stench of breweries, tanneries and slaughterhouses in the air, passes by the Marshelsea and Kings Bench prisons and heads towards St George’s Fields, on the 5th of May 1798.
It is ironic that after tonight’s episode of ‘Garrow’s Law’ (BBC1, 5 December 2010) people are likely to be asking ‘Who is Thomas Erskine?’, the barrister who made such a dramatic entrance in the final episode of series two. Indeed, so much has William Garrow within a few short weeks lodged himself in the public psyche as the radical reformer of his era that others – who took the greater share of the credit in the past – have been more or less relegated to a secondary or supporting role. Continue reading “Who Was Thomas Erskine?”
The following information is taken wholesale from Mark Pallis’ blog:
Here is an exclusive sneak peek at the Documentary that will be included as a bonus feature to the DVD of series 2 of Garrow’s Law:
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