I want to know about Garrow’s London – where do I start?

November 9, 2010

Hi everyone,

If you want to find out more about the cases that inspired this series of Garrow’s Law, as well as more information about the period, then the best place to start is the website http://www.oldbaileyonline.org.  It’s not just about cases, there is a real wealth of historical information and analysis on the site, http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/History.jsp

Don’t forget to try putting in your own name to see whether your great great great great grandparents were ever accused of stealing a hanky!

After that, if you want some info about the Bar and the Old Bailey, then there is a really awesome book called ‘The Bar and the Old Bailey” written by Allyson May.  There is a preview on google books, but otherwise you’ll have to buy it.  It’s worth it though.

Then, as far as Garrow is concerned there is his biography, written by John Hostettler and Richard Braby.  For extra bits of info, check out the Garrow Society http://www.garrowsociety.org . This also has info on the mystery of Lady Sarah.

As the series progresses, I’ll put some info up here with links to further information about the cases that inspired the series and where you can find more info about them.

Happy surfing!

Mark


Andy Buchan on This Morning – 10th November!

November 9, 2010

Hi,

according to this, Andy Buchan, Garrow himself, will be on ITV talking about the show on the 10th Nov.

http://www.ontvnow.co.uk/info/2093141/This-Morning/


14th November 2010!

November 2, 2010

It all kicks off Sunday 14th November at 9pm on BBC1

The outline of the first episode is now online!!!

“When 133 African prisoners are thrown overboard from slave ship The Zong in suspicious circumstances, Garrow challenges the brutal trade that regards slaves as cargo, not human beings. …..”

To find out more click:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/tv/2010/wk46/unplaced.shtml#unplaced_garrow


First review of series II

October 29, 2010

Hi everyone,

We had the press screening of the first epsiode of Garrow’s Law earlier this week.  And, hot off the starting blocks, the first review has appeared: ‘Garrow’s Law returns as a richer and bolder show.’

http://www.beehivecity.com/television/bbc-one-hits-back-at-downton-abbey-with-garrows-law-return4532/

Hold onto your hats, only a few weeks to go before transmission!


Clue!

October 9, 2010

Hi everyone,

Want a clue about the new series? An actor has just updated their cv to add the Garrow’s Law credit.  He even says which character he played ….

http://unitedagents.co.uk/samuel-west

Enjoy!


Filming done for DVD!

September 24, 2010

So, the DVD filming all went well.  We had remarkable access to documents at Lincoln’s Inn – Garrow’s old textbook for example, with his student scribblings in the margins – as well as some real historical experts.

We’re going to edit it in the coming weeks.  If I can, I’ll put an excerpt or two on the website here.

bye for now

Mark


Garrow’s Law: update!

September 20, 2010

Hi everyone,

The second series are all ‘in the can’ as they say.  Having watched the first Episode I can say we’re in a for a treat this time.  It looks really great.

What else is new: later this week I start filming a mini documentary about some of the historical elements of the show.  This will be included as a ‘bonus feature’ on the  DVD of the second series.  I’ve got a few historians lined up, as well as access to some really interesting Garrow artefacts.  It will be written and directed by me, with many thanks to The Theory for producing, filming and editing it (www.theoryfilms.co.uk).

Will keep you all posted on how it progresses.

with best wishes

Mark