Second series of the absorbing legal drama ripped from the pages of history;
Seen on BBC and PBS
Series 2 Debuts on DVD August 2, 2011
Four stars—Scripps Howard News Service
"Courtroom drama gold"—The Sunday Times
"Gripping, enlightening"—The Seattle Times
"BBC period drama at its very best"—British Heritage Magazine
"A better class of entertainment"—The Times
"Excitement, tension, passion, humor, and drama"—The Guardian
Silver Spring, Md — Rich in period atmosphere and excellent performances, the gripping BBC courtroom drama Garrow’s Law, Series 2 debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on August 2, 2011. Broadcast on BBC in 2010, the second series of this award-winning series follows upright, fiery barrister William Garrow (Andrew Buchan, Cranford, The Fixer) as he battles the injustices of the 18th century English legal system. Winner of a Royal Television Society award for best history program, the series features compelling plots, lavish sets and costumes, and an outstanding cast featuring Alun Armstrong (Little Dorrit, New Tricks), Rupert Graves (Sherlock, The Forsyte Saga, V for Vendetta) and Lyndsey Marshal (Rome, Being Human, The Hours). A favorite of critics and fans alike, Garrow’s Law first aired on BBC in 2009 and has since broadcast on PBS. A third season has recently been commissioned. The DVD 2-Disc set includes the four episodes of Series 2, a bonus 22-minute featurette on the real William Garrow, cast filmographies, and more (www.AcornOnline.com, $39.99).
In a time when prisoners in court have few rights, Garrow leads a legal revolution, coining the phrase “innocent until proven guilty” and defending the accused against the state. In return, he makes powerful enemies in politics and law. Chief among them is Sir Arthur Hill (Rupert Graves), now assistant secretary to the admiralty. Jealous and vengeful, Hill believes that Garrow is involved with his wife, Lady Sarah (Lyndsey Marshal).
As Garrow tackles difficult and controversial cases, all drawn from the Old Bailey archives, Sir Arthur’s net tightens around him. Soon Garrow is on trial, charged with “criminal conversation”—18th-century code for adultery. Can his friend and mentor John Southouse (Alun Armstrong, Little Dorrit, New Tricks) save Garrow’s reputation and career?
BONUS FEATURES: William Garrow: Fact and Fiction featurette (22 min.), behind-the-scenes photo gallery, and cast filmographies
Street: August 2, 2011
DVD 2-Disc Set: 4 episodes - Approx. 240 min., plus bonus - British drama - SDH subtitles
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British television. 2011 releases include Upstairs, Downstairs: 40th Anniversary Edition; hit BBC series New Tricks; U.S. debuts of new series Reggie Perrin, Wired, Identity, and Single-Handed; more episodes from Doc Martin, Murphy’s Law, Marple, Poirot, George Gently, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders; as well as the Blu-ray of Brideshead Revisited: 30th Anniversary Edition; and acclaimed documentaries from our Athena line. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.
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