December 5, 2010
If you want to read about some of the cases which inspired this episode, go to the BBC pages where you can read my notes about the case.
Don’t forget to scroll down or click here to watch an exclusive preview of the special mini-documentary on Garrow that will be available with the DVD of series 2.
And if anyone is thinking of criminal conversation, be warned: “The legislation existed in many U.S. states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but has been abolished in all but North Carolina, Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico and Utah.” And just this year, someone was awarded damages of £6million. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1259677/Cynthia-Shackelford-sues-mistress-Anne-Lundquist-6m.html#ixzz17Jp7a4Mc
Thanks for watching and hope to see you all again next series.
with best wishes
November 28, 2010
My notes on the real cases that inspired this episode of Garrow’s Law is online now here at the BBC website.
In addition to the details, if you want to see Captain Baillie’s original pamplet, it’s online here
The speech that Garrow made in the Baillie case was in fact made by Thomas Erskine. To read Erskine’s speech in full, click here. In particular, scroll down to page 30 to see the bit about Lord Sandwich, that was so outrageous that it was blanked out!!
November 21, 2010
Hope you enjoyed tonight’s episode. All the links and text are on the bbc website
For collected documents about the real Captain Jones, and the debate his case caused in society, click here
November 18, 2010
Hi. The BBC have uploaded some links if you want to learn more about some of the issues in the upcoming episode of Garrow’s Law. However, if I were you, I’d hang on until after show! But, if you can’t wait, please Click here
November 16, 2010
Click here for the trailer for episode 2 on the BBC website
November 14, 2010
Go onto the BBC website and have a look at the real cases and characters
with best wishes
November 13, 2010
I’ve been quite busy getting the info on the real cases that inspired this season’s Garrow’s Law.
Here is a piece I wrote in the Guardian:
And here is a much longer piece that I did for the BBC website.