October 27, 2011
The press screening went well and I was lucky enough to catch a couple of minutes with the lovely Andy Buchan and Lyndsey Marshal.
I asked Andy about his hair extensions (question from Demurely). He said that it was different this year because he had a clip in hairpiece, whereas last year he had actual extensions, but it still took time to attach it every morning!
Meredith asked about the favourite and least favourite thing about working on the show. Andy said that one of the highlights for him was watching Aidan McArdle (Silvester) work, and getting to spend time with him in the court scenes. Meredith also asked about how Andy got on with his convoluted lines. Andy said that after three series now, it gets in your blood and you become really familiar with it.
Judith asked about what items of clothing do the cast like or loathe wearing. I asked Lyndsey this question. Lyndsey said that she loves her corset because it gives her some cleavage ! But she also loathes the corset because it’s such a hassle to put on and it’s so tight, she has to take it off so that she can eat some lunch!
Judith also asked about what Episodes they have enjoyed to date. For Andy, he said one highlight among many was the Duel scene with Silvester in the first series. Lyndsey said that for her, the whole of series three has been a highlight – she said that everyone has raised their game and she thinks it’s the best series so far. Sounds good!
Oh, and finally, Irene asked me to give Andy a hug – I did! It was very enjoyable – thanks to Andy for being a good sport and receiving my hug on your behalf!
October 19, 2011
Here is the full twenty minute version of my documentary about William Garrow and Garrow’s Law as featured in the Garrow’s Law Series II dvd. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks again to Acorn Media for giving permission.
October 5, 2011
We have a closed screening of Episode 1 of Garrow’s Law series III in a few weeks. Some of the cast are going to be there – not exactly sure who yet. I’m also going along so …. if anyone has any burning things they’d like to ask anyone in the cast, do post them below and I will endeavour to get some of them answered for you! I can’t promise that I’ll get to ask them, but I do promise to try!
with best wishes
August 23, 2011
Just had this very interesting meesage from Mrs Silvester. I am re-posting it below. Thanks to Mrs Silvester for sharing, and I hope everyone enjoys the links (apologies to people in the US, these tend to only work in the UK):
Hi, I’m not sure where would be best to post this, but I recently stumbled across some excellent BBC Radio 4 programmes from a series called “Voices From the Old Bailey” (series 2). Historian Amanda Vickery is looking at 18th century culture through some of the court cases of the time. The programmes focus on riots, the lives of gay men in the 18th century, servants and ordinary people.
The link to listen to all the programmes is:
For each individual programme there are also useful links, including a link to the actual cases on OldBailey Online, and a users guide to using the site. Here is the page with links to the cases discussed in the riot programme:
There is also a blog:
It all makes for very interesting listening and gives an excellent flavour of the times. I think the dramatised recordings of the witness testimonies are great. One of the co-founders of OldBailey Online is a contributor to the first programme, and he sums things up very well at the end. He states that the cases of the Old Bailey give people who otherwise would not be heard (because they could not read or write) a voice, and this allows us to hear them and empathise with them.
May 9, 2011
Garrow’s law is currently showing in various parts of America. Check out the trailer!
November 30, 2010
If you are in the UK, go to BBC iplayer and listen to the special feature on BBC Radio Kent about William Garrow’s house in Kent. Start listening at 1hour, 36 mins and 40 seconds
November 29, 2010
Here is an exclusive sneak peek at the Documentary that will be included as a bonus feature to the DVD of series 2 of Garrow’s Law:
The full film is 25 minutes’ duration and features clips from the series and also interviews with:
John Hostettler, Author of the first biography to be written about Garrow;
Guy Holborn, The Librarian, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, who shows us some of the original Garrow documents from the Inn’s archive;
Prof. Tim Hitchcock, Co-Director of Oldbaileyonline.org
Nick Pitt, Producer, Garrow’s Law
Mark Pallis (that’s me!), Story Editor and Legal & Historical Consultant
Damian Wayling, Writer, Garrow’s Law, Episode 4
The film was written and directed by me, and Shot, Edited and Produced by the fantastic Theoryfilms.co.uk with music produced by star Hollywood composer Patrick Kirst