Archive for October, 2009

TV Tip: “Garrow’s Law”, BBC1, 9pm: programme information!

The BBC has put the press information for the new law series online. “Garrow’s Law” is set in the 18th century, and what I’ve seen and read about it looks very promising!

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Just click the links below for more information about content, characters and actors:

GENERAL INFORMATION

CHARACTERS

EPISODES

FIRST EPISODE

PREVIEW IN “THE TELEGRAPH”


INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW BUCHAN ON DIGITALSPY

And don’t forget to bookmark the blog of Mark Pallis, legal and historical consultant of the series. His entries are very interesting and a wonderful resource:

GARROW’S LAW

If you’d like to add a feed of his blog to your f-list, you can do so here:

GARROW’S LAW ON LJ

31 October, 2009 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

Fantastic book for a fantastic price: “Dressed to Kill” by Amy Miller!

If you shouldn’t own this fantastic book yet – now’s the moment to buy it!

The shop of the National Maritime Museum is having “Dressed to Kill” by Amy Miller on special offer – for only £5.00 (regular price: £ 20.00)!!!

DRESSED TO KILL
British Naval Uniform, Masculinity and Contemporary Fashions 1748-1857
by Amy Miller

Dressed to kill

This book is an absolute “must have” for anybody with even the remotest interest in the RN or fashion of that time. The fantastic pictures aside, there is a lot of interesting background information on the way fashion influenced society, how rank and status were expressed by means of clothing etc., and how wearing the right coat at the right time could make a career (and the wrong one break it).

Still undecided? Read my review!

31 October, 2009 at 9:27 pm 2 comments

TV Tip: “Garrow’s Law”, BBC1, 9pm – 18th century legal world comes to life

I was already beginning to get worried that the BBC might have axed production of the new series “Garrow’s Law” (see this entry) – luckily, I was wrong!

Click the link below to read all about this promising new series on the website of Twenty Twenty Television, and mark the date in your calendars:

GARROW’S LAW
BBC1, 9pm

Andrew Buchan (Cranford, Party Animals), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Little Dorrit) and Lyndsey Marshall (Rome) star in a new four-part legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow on BBC One.

Garrow’s Law is set in the Old Bailey of Georgian London against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice and is based on real legal cases from the late 18th century.

But there is more!

Mark Pallis, legal and historical consultant of the series, has set up his tent on WordPress:

GARROW’S LAW

“(…) I want this blog to be a place where people can come to learn more about the cases that inspired show, and how the changes are still affecting us today. I will post facts and details from time to time and I hope you find them interesting. (…)”

Definitely a blog to bookmark, subscribe to and follow!

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23 October, 2009 at 10:30 pm Leave a comment

Molly Joyful and Joyful Molly are now on Twitter!

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The entries will be generated automatically by Twitter as soon as I make a new post here, and they’ll consist of the title and a direct link to the entry in question.

23 October, 2009 at 9:46 pm Leave a comment

Resources: Four-part documentary about Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood

Hear, hear, hear! A true love of labour one can’t be grateful enough for can now be enjoyed on youtube – a four-part documentary about Collingwood!
A mini-audiobook for those who haven’t got around yet to read his biography. *adamsnotordehint*

Each part of this excellent slide show with professional narrative has a running time of about 8 minutes. The documentary is a Maritime North East Production”; definitely to go on my resources list.

Well then, if you want to hear about Old Cuddy’s life and achievements, all you have to do is click the links:

Admiral Collingwood 1748 – 1810 Part One of Four

Admiral Collingwood 1748 – 1810 Part Two of Four

Admiral Collingwood 1748 – 1810 Part Three of Four

Admiral Collingwood 1748 – 1810 Part Four of Four

Enjoy!



12 October, 2009 at 11:10 pm Leave a comment


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