Garrow's Law

Garrow's Law

Series 1

DVD - 2010
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The true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the 'innocent until proven guilty' theory to London's Old Bailey.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2010
ISBN: 9781598284577
Branch Call Number: DVD Garro v. 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Elizabeth_118
Sep 26, 2016

Well done, I had no idea who Garrow was I love the fact it is based on someone who lived and sought out to make a difference and stood his ground on making a change.

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StopHarperNow
Jul 27, 2015

Garrow's Law is a fantastic British crime-courtroom drama. It is that much more remarkable in the fact that this is based on a real historic character who fought to change the British justice system. I particularly enjoyed the role played by Aidan McArdle as the dastardly and conniving Silvester. He also played the part of Lord Loxley in the Mr. Selfridge series and incidently has one of the most punchable faces in showbiz. I give Garrow's Law four stars.

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IV27HUjg
Apr 30, 2015

I had no clue as to the importance of this series to modern day law. After the 1st series I Googled Garrow & finally watched the Special Features - highly recommend the background info first. Only since 1992 has the judicial system paid attention to the significance of what Garrow established. 'Innocent until proven guilty' - 'heresay' & much more. More than 100 years after his death are his practices so important. Period piece, wigs & 'courtly' misbehavior, the snobbery of 'class' & the foul treatment of poor. Try to look past the fashion & decipher the language to realize the impact on today's justice system.

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LaurieLR
Mar 27, 2015

If you are interested in the law or history of the law you'll likely enjoy this series. William Garrow was a real person and the cases portrayed are also taken from the court's records. Garrow was an underdog who, with passion and hard work, became a skilled advocate for others. His work influenced change.

It's best to watch this series starting with the first one and progressing through them in order to fully appreciate the characters, relationships, and politics.

Worth watching.

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Old_Toto
Nov 22, 2014

Few people have affected a cultural change so much as novice law practitioner William Garrow. Recommended to anyone over 12 whom is interested in the law.

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zacharymccoy
Jun 24, 2014

So so mediocre acting and sets hamper this period-drama piece. Overall, I would say stick with watching your married neighbors duke it out in their driveway instead... Far more entertaining...

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tenet
Jun 23, 2014

Excellent stories, with great acting and sets. Highly recommended!

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Loge99
Jan 06, 2014

A terrific series. Great cast. Gives a historical perspective on the English justice system.

kevfarley Nov 12, 2013

Wonderful series. An authentic- production-values 'time machine' ! I only wish there were more episodes,.. and evin more bonus extras about the legal procedures at that time.

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redworc
Oct 19, 2013

Enjoyed this very much. Anyone know the history behind the wearing of those wigs in court?

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EuSei May 28, 2011

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Ventus279
Jun 25, 2012

Violence: There is some violence that may frighten younger viewers.

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