Garrow’s Law – series 2 DVD released

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.

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The Criminal Children: Charity, Care and Compassion

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.

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Who Was Thomas Erskine?

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 Sarah Dore Detective Club

The Sarah Dore Detective Club invites you to help solve some of the mysteries surrounding Lady Sarah in “Garrow’s Law”.

The issues: Who was the mysterious Sarah, Sarah Dore who eventually married William Garrow? What was her family background? Was she Irish? Was she Catholic? Was she high born? What was her true relationship with Arthur Hill? What was the true relationship between Sarah and William Garrow before they married?  Is it true that……?  While there is a chapter on Sarah in the biography, “Sir William Garrow, His Life, Times and Fight for Justice”, there remain unanswered questions.

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