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Award-winning drama Garrow's Law starts shooting second series in Scotland

L-R: William Garrow (Andrew Buchan) and  Southouse (Alun Armstrong)

A stellar cast, lead by Andrew Buchan (Cranford, Party Animals), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Little Dorrit), Lyndsey Marshal (Being Human, Rome), Aidan McArdle (Beautiful People, Jane Eyre) and Rupert Graves (Wallander, God On Trial), return for a second series of BBC One's acclaimed legal drama Garrow's Law, which recently started shooting in Scotland.

A Twenty Twenty / Shed Media Scotland production through BBC Scotland, the four-part factual drama is inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow (Buchan). RTS award-winning Garrow's Law revisits the Old Bailey of Georgian London and is set against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice, based on real legal cases from the late-18th century.

In an age where the defence counsel acted in the minority of cases, the young William Garrow championed the underdog and pioneered the rigorous cross-examination of prosecution witnesses that paved the way for our modern legal system today.

Dominic Barlow, executive producer, Twenty Twenty / Shed Media Scotland, says: "We are delighted to be bringing Garrow's Law back to BBC One. This series will not only see Garrow fighting legal and political injustice in the Old Bailey but also injustice in his personal life that could end his career at the Bar."

Mark Bell, Commissioning Editor, Arts, adds: "Tony Marchant and the team at Twenty Twenty did a great job in bringing William Garrow from the shadows of British legal history to a broad audience on BBC One. Round Two of his trials and tribulations will see him continue to fight for love and justice through more shocking and amazing cases of the time."

Co-created by Tony Marchant (The Knight's Tale, Mark Of Cain, Crime & Punishment), Garrow's Law, series two is produced by Nick Pitt (Robin Hood, Silent Witness) and directed by Ashley Pearce (Poirot, The Commander). Executive producers are Dominic Barlow and Tim Carter for Twenty Twenty / Shed, Gaynor Holmes for BBC Scotland Drama and Mark Bell, Commissioning Editor, BBC Arts & Knowledge.

Garrow's Law series two was commissioned Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, and Mark Bell, Commissioning Editor, Arts.

The second series starts shooting at the end of June until mid-August at BBC Scotland's Dumbarton studios. It will broadcast later in 2010.

Garrow's Law continues in the footsteps of distinctive programming made recently through BBC Scotland including Single Father (BBC One), The Deep (BBC One), Lip Service (BBC Three), One Night In Emergency (BBC One Scotland), River City (BBC One Scotland), Waterloo Road (BBC One) and Wallander (BBC One).

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