A legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow.
Garrow is in the dock accused by Sir Arthur Hill of 'criminal conversation' (adultery) with his wife Lady Sarah. The evidence against him is a combination of half truths, invention and lies, but with the moralistic Judge Kenyon, a censorious public, and Silvester's offer to defend him the truth may not be enough.
Garrow defends a British sailor imprisoned in Newgate prison for exposing ill treatment of sailors at the Greenwich Hospital by attacking the Admiralty and in particular its Under secretary Sir Arthur Hill, Lady Sarah's husband. At the beginning the episode also refers to the story of the celestial bed.
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