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Period drama. When 133 African prisoners are thrown overboard from a slave ship in suspicious circumstances, Garrow challenges the brutal trade that regards slaves as cargo.

Pioneering eighteenth century barrister William Garrow returns to the Old Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the power of the State.

When 133 African prisoners are thrown overboard from a slave ship in suspicious circumstances, Garrow challenges the brutal trade that regards slaves as cargo. It is a case that amounts to a declaration of war.

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Mon 15 Nov 2010 23:00

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Role Contributor
William Garrow Andrew Buchan
John Southouse Alun Armstrong
Lady Sarah Hill Lyndsey Marshal
Sir Arthur Hill Rupert Graves
Silvester Aidan McArdle
Judge Buller Michael Culkin
Constable Yardley Steven McNicoll
Annie Christie Charlene Boyd
Mary Christie Victoria Balnaves
Peter Gilbert Benedict Sandiford
Hugh Gilbert Martin Savage
Gustavas Vassa Danny Sapani
James Kelsall Colin Tierney
Captain Collingwood Jasper Britton
Robert Stubbs Tony Maudsley
Lord Melville Stephen Boxer
John Farmer Anton Lesser
Director Ashley Pearce
Producer Nick Pitt

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  • Sun 14 Nov 2010 21:00
  • Mon 15 Nov 2010 23:00