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Posted July 29, 2013
What a brilliant, delightful, inspiring and entertaining piece! This is based on a true story and legal cases from the late 1800’s ~ still very relevant to today.
The young, barrister apprentice William Garrow decided to change the legal system from the corrupt entertainment spectacle to a system seeking the truth and justice.
Often to appease the masses, poor innocent people were arrested with no counsel. People were paid off or made deals to give false testimony and/or evidence. This included judges, prosecutors, accusers and witnesses. As Mr. Garrow saw this while studying courtroom procedures, he was shocked and committed to see justice served. It also shows how Sarah Hill a woman who also wanted a healthy and just change, was limited by social standards, but did what she could to support and contribute to the historical shift in trials, the handling of evidence and the accused.
The stories include court cases researched from the Old Bailey archives. The acting, directing, costuming and sets are great!
Mr. Garrow is the barrister who changed the phrase from “guilty until proven innocent” ~ a hopeless possibility for most ~ to what is almost regularly used today, “innocent until proven guilty.”
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Posted March 13, 2014
This was an amazing beyond words collection, based on a true story of William Garrow.I loved it!. This is a must see DVD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.