Interview with Mark Pallis + recreation of a case

A few months ago, I was contacted by some of the children at Sandylands primary school. They were looking into a case (from around Garrow’s period) of two children who were found guilty of stealing and transported to Australia.

They came up to London with their teacher and we spent a very enjoyable morning together in Lincoln’s Inn.  The children asked me some questions about the period and the interview is online on their site.

The site is a really fun thing to have a look at. What I  enjoyed was their re-creation of the trial of young George and Elizabeth.  In addition to all of the actors, they have absolutely fantastic and creative wigs!  Anyway, I think all of the work on the project is fantastic and everyone who took part in it – in front of the camera and behind the scenes – deserves warm congratulations.

Well done Sandylands!

Here is the link

with best wishes



2 Responses to Interview with Mark Pallis + recreation of a case

  1. melanie Telford says:

    I think the William Garrow series is brilliant. It gives such an insight into how we got to where we are. I am a police officer – often taking cases to crown court and have to say that sometimes the burden of proof on the prosecution feels so badly biased in the defence of a person on trial that common sense seems to go out of the window…. but seeing just how far we have a come in 200 years and why, does put things into perspective.Thank goodness we have moved on .. and good on Garrow for his part in that… and good on you for bringing him to our attention!
    I love the fact that you have made such an entertaining programme that highlights real cases and issues of teh time – slavery, homosexualty, and teh clever intertwining of the love theme showing the dire status of women….and it goes on. I look forward to Sunday nights and looking up the real cases afterwards. Well done. it is terrific. You should feel proud at having produced this.

    • Mark Pallis says:

      Thanks very much Melanie.

      We all put a lot of effort into the show. I’m so pleased you liked it, and I’ll be sure to let the rest of the team know your comments too.

      with best wishes


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