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Garrow's Law Series Three [DVD]

Andrew Buchan , Alun Armstrong    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Feb 2012
  • Run Time: 254 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005WJX1Q4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,975 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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William Garrow, the pioneering 18th century barrister, returns to the Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the power of the State. 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 battles to retain their grip on the status quo. In his personal life - lived very much on the public stage - Garrow, caught up in an irregular relationship with Lady Sarah Hill, now finds himself ostracised and impoverished. It is a time when both British Law and William Garrow will be mercilessly tested. Special Features: Garrow s law: From Dawn to Dusk, Cast Filmographies, Picture Gallery, Subtitles

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: William Garrow, the pioneering 18th century barrister, returns to the Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the power of the State. 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 battles to retain their grip on the status quo. In his personal life - lived very much on the public stage - Garrow, caught up in an 'irregular' relationship with Lady Sarah Hill, now finds himself ostracised and impoverished. It is a time when both British Law and William Garrow will be mercilessly tested. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Garrow's Law - Series 3 - 2-DVD Set ( Garrow's Law - Series Three )


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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER
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I think the most fascinating aspect of Garrow's Law is that this is not a fictional account. Although not as widely known as perhaps he warrants, William Garrow was a prominent lawyer, initially specialising in defence and subsequently becoming an MP and Solicitor General.

Garrow is widely credited as being the father of the adversarial system of justice which is in use in many countries with forthright cross examination of witnesses. His insistence that hearsay evidence should not be admissible led to the rules on `best evidence'. Each of these episodes is based on a true case from the annals of the Old Bailey, although not necessarily one which Garrow was involved with. For example this season's first episode concerns a disturbed individual called James Hadfield. He has directed a shot towards the Prince Regent at Drury Lane Theatre and, it emerges, was attempting suicide in what would be described in the modern idiom as `death by cop'. A quick search through Google will confirm that, as with all cases in Garrow's Law, this was a real case.

Garrow's personal life is also based on fact, as he had a long term relationship and later married Sarah, who had previously borne a child by a Viscount. Obviously the script writer has had to fill in the gaps, but it appears that the significant facts which can be checked out are correct so what we have here is a fascinating insight into the workings of the legal system a little over two hundred years ago, and the life and work of a highly influential individual.

As in the previous two series the main criticism is that the season is so short, comprising only four episodes to go with the eight previously. There is a tendency in the UK towards short series although four seems to be taking this to extremes.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Show - Done too Soon!! 16 Feb 2012
By Susan
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I have so enjoyed this series. I appreciated the history that was incorporated into the compelling stories. I cannot say enough good things about the series. I was so sad to find that the BBC has chosen not to renew the program. I thought this hideous kind of programming decision was peculiar to the powers that be in U. S. television. Apparently not. Shame BBC One.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous TV series 12 Mar 2012
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This is series number 3 and it's the best of the 3. What a shame the BBC decided not to make any more as this series shows that the team that make the show were hitting their stride. This series is the most personal about Garrow and Andrew Buchan does a wonderful job with these emotional scenes.

As with the first 2 series the language (that Garrow in particular has to grapple with) is truly beautiful and remarkable. You have to really listen to what they are saying but the effort pays dividends as you are swept up into the world the team create.

An elegant and moving series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garrows Law 17 April 2012
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I thought that Garrows Law was a really well written piece of drama with each series building on earlier ones.Very interesting to see just how different and yet similar the law was 200 years ago. Very well acted and produced. For anyone interested in historical drama well recommended....its just a pity that the BBC will not apparently be screening a fourth series!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Regrettable end (so far) of Garrow's world! 18 April 2012
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The marks the end of the current series, and it is with regret that the excellent cast of this programme have come to an end - it is very much hoped that this is only a break before Garrow's World re-appears - Highly Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated 16 May 2012
By Ingrid
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I am so upset that the BBC has pulled this series - it was one of their best. And Andrew Buchan - a most gorgeous guy and a very good actor!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garrow's Law S3 25 April 2012
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I am a great fan of Garrows Law and loved Season 3. Courtroom drama's are one of my favourites and I read many books and see many movies on this subject and the fact that I am also a fan of period drama's makes Garrow's Law just ideal for me. Awesome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great series 21 April 2012
By Brian D
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One of the best True Stories I have seen. William Garrow helped to clean up the Justice system. This is a very good insight into how the Westminster Law system needed a change or adminstered correctly.
There are two ways that Capital punishment worked. If you had the Capital you missed the punishment.
However if you did not have the Capital you received harsh punishment. Although this system is still not without fear,favour,effection,malice or ill-will. It has improved but still requires further improvement. There is also Greed to be taken into consideration. Examples of which are also shown in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
No problems
Published 5 days ago by M B SPELLERBERG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent along with series one and two recommend buy all three, still awaiting series four.
Published 10 days ago by PJKatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great DVD
Published 1 month ago by Mrs M O Burkhill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good continuation of series one and two. Glad to see that the two main characters finally got together!
Published 1 month ago by Michael J Speirs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
EXCELLENT
Published 1 month ago by Disbeliever
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BRITISH DRAMA
Well worth the wait, more pretty please. Absorbing entertaining, one to keep in your DVD library. If you have not seen the other series get a move on!!
Published 1 month ago by gordon gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous series revisited
When Garrow's Law first came out, I was hooked. Now years later, I sat through it all again and was still enthralled. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Margrete
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully done!
This series just gets better and better. The pace and timing is perfect and it's great to learn a bit of history in the process. Highly recommended.
Published 7 months ago by Graham Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars first class
unusual,first class series,should have made more series.great acting of a period piece.watched all 3 series,wish there were more.highly recommended.should make more
Published 8 months ago by Michael Levitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Series
This may only be a short series four 1 hour episodes but it packs in a lot. We follow the 18th century court Lawyer Jonathon Garrow at the old bailey with some very interesting... Read more
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