Garrow's Law is a British period legal drama television series created by Tony Marchant and set around trials at the Old Bailey in Georgian London against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice, inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow.
The series premiered in the UK on BBC One on 1 November, 2009.
Garrow's Law premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Sunday 30 October 2011, at 19h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 has not yet aired in South Africa.
Garrow's Law, the acclaimed legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, played by Andrew Buchan, returns for a third season.
The RTS award-winning drama sees a return of the barrister to the Old Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the powers of the State.
The cast, led by Andrew Buchan who plays William Garrow, also includes Alun Armstrong playing attorney John Southouse, Lyndsey Marshal playing Lady Sarah Hill, Rupert Graves playing Sir Arthur Hill and Aidan McArdle playing Garrow's courtroom rival Silvester.
New addition Harry Melling joins the cast as a regular and plays the role of George Pinnock, Southouse's nephew.
Guest stars for Season 3 include Olivia Grant who plays Lady Henrietta, Sir Arthur Hill's mistress; Derek Riddell who plays silk maker Matthew Bambridge, Patrick Baladi who plays General Picton, and Cal Macaninch who plays police constable, Richard Lucas.
Garrow was (wrongly) convicted of "criminal conversation" – a euphemism for having sex with another man's wife – at the end of the last season.
As we join him in Season 3, he is at last free to live with the love of his life, Lady Sarah Hill, but her private agony is the absence of Samuel, her young son, held emotional hostage by Sir Arthur Hill.
The cost to her of Samuel's absence – and the cost to Garrow of her attempts to get him back – will test their relationship to the limit.
Meanwhile Southouse's nephew turns up in unexpected circumstance in episode two and provides both challenge and consolation to Garrow.
As the French Revolution turns Europe upside down, new philosophies, new passions and new demands sweep through England. Attempted regicide, industrial sabotage, colonial brutality, police intimidation and election rigging are all on trial as the Establishment battle to retain their grip on the status quo. William Garrow and British law are sure to be severely tested.
Garrow's Law 3 is co-created by Tony Marchant, produced by Nick Pitt and directed by Bryn Higgins. Executive producers are Dominic Barlow for Twenty Twenty/Shed Media, and Gaynor Holmes for BBC Scotland Drama.
Garrow's Law is a Twenty Twenty/Shed Media Scotland production through BBC Scotland. The season consists of four parts, and was filmed at BBC Scotland's Dumbarton studios in 2011.
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (4 episodes)
Premiere: 30 October 2011 | Finale: 20 November 2011 | Sundays, 19h00
Season 2 (4 episodes)
Premiere: 27 November 2011 | Finale: 18 December 2011 | Sundays, 19h00