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Garrow gets pulled into a complex web of conspiracy and political double-dealing while defending a man accused of murder during a riot on polling day. He is assisted by Southouse's nephew George Pinnock. Garrow is also alone and grieving as Sarah run away with her son.moreless
Garrow is faced with a difficult case and a difficult choice: he takes on the British colonial system by prosecuting General Thomas Picton for allowing a torture as a governor of Trinidad; but Lord Melville offers him a deal in exchange for helping Lady Sarah get her son back. Garrow has to make an impossible choice: love or honour. It cannot be both. Meanwhile, Southouse's health deteriorates.moreless
Garrow defends two silk weavers accused of industrial sabotage. The case becomes complicated when one turns King's Evidence against the other.
Garrow challenges the legal definition of madness in Georgian England by defending a man accused of high treason for attempting to assassinate King George III.
Sir Arthur Hill is convinced that his wife, Lady Sarah, and Garrow are lovers. He accuses Garrow of Criminal Conversation, a legal action where a husband can prosecute his wife's lover for damages. Garrow must fight for his honour, and for love.moreless
When a naval captain wants to report corruption at aGreenwich Military Hospital, he is accused of label. Garrow defends him in court by attacking The Admiralty and its undersecretary Sir Arthur Hill, Lady Sarah's husband.moreless
Garrow defends a captain accused of sodomy, a capital offence in 18th century England.
Meanwhile, Sir Arthur Hill employs attorney John Farmer to prosecute Garrow, accusing him of adultery with his wife, Lady Sarah.
Garrow is prosecuting Captain Collingwood for insurance fraud, after 133 slaves were thrown overboardhis ship "Zong" during the journey to Jamaica. The captain blames the conditions at the sea, but the Liverpool Assurance insurance company blames his poor seamanship. Garrow meets Gustavus Vassa, who was once a slave and now wants to challenge the Law under which slaves are seen as cargo and charge the captain with murder. Meanwhile, Sir Arthur Hill is convinced that his wife, Lady Sarah, has been unfaithful to him and that Samuel is Garrow's son.moreless
Garrow wins another case and he's begged to defend a woman's husband, who's in prison on suspicion of sedition.
Garrow defends Edgar Cole, a gentleman accused of raping a servant girl, but this doesn't go down well with the victim who confronts Garrow.
Having done so well on his Old Bailey debut William Garrow is now a recognised barrister. In this episode he defends the case of the infamous Monster - a man who stabs a number of young women in Londonmoreless
William Garrow is a young idealistic barrister who's just been given his first criminal defence case at the Old Bailey.