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Intelligent dramatised biopic,
This review is from: Garrow's Law Series One and Two [DVD] (DVD)
Deep, rich dialogue and characterisation with law, politics, society and history (even military?) insights to keep many tastes sated. Quality production too, nothing skimped on actors, sets or costume values. If Garrow is labelled a bit 'stiff' I wouldn't call it poor acting: I was convinced more of a reflective and troubled personality (you'll understand he's put to task for his reforming zeal by the powers that be).
The added interest of being biographical and historically accurate (broadly) can't hurt. Socially relevant even today: Garrow was a real 'mover and shaker' at a seminal time in British Jurisprudence, which added to a 'difficult' love life makes for good TV. So good you almost wonder wether this wasn't just a historical soap (which it isn't of course).
The extras shed extra light on Garrow the man too, I especially liked the Inns of court librarian pulling out Garrows own books, discussing his marginal comments and relating some accounts from his peers and such: He made it a very 'Living history'. Not too many extras but good quality background stuff I thought.