TV: Filming for Series 3 of “Garrow’s Law” has begun!

28 June, 2011 at 9:10 pm 36 comments

Rejoyce, oh fellow aficionados of the very splendid Mr. Garrow! Filming for series 3 of Garrow’s Law has begun; wigs and tricorns and the very lovely Andrew Buchan in breeches and scared chicken in baskets have been sighted in Edinburgh, and though the BBC STILL hasn’t officially announced series 3, it’s now safe to start stocking up on sel volatile.

I can’t wait to see Mr. Garrow, Lady Sarah and Mr. Southouse return to the small screen. Sir Arthur, not so much. Artie can go and suck a lemon, as far as I’m concerned (but I admit that I’m biased). Of course I hope for a naval-related case, but we’ve been very spoiled in the last series, so I’ll very likely enjoy (and review) whatever the writers will give us.

We had 36Β° here today, by the way. There’s only one thing hotter than the asphalt outside…

Mr. Garrow just got a superinjunction from Sir Arthur Hill...

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  • 1. Chelsea  |  28 June, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Wonderful news! I look forward to more episodes!

    • 2. Molly Joyful  |  1 July, 2011 at 8:33 am

      As do I! Garrow’s Law is always my autumn tv highlight, so I’m very happy that the show will return. Yay!

  • 3. Garrowfan  |  29 June, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Fantastic news!!

    • 4. Molly Joyful  |  1 July, 2011 at 8:33 am

      Absolutely! Can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  • 5. Liz Hanbury  |  30 June, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Hurrah! This is wonderful news :0)

    • 6. Molly Joyful  |  1 July, 2011 at 8:34 am

      It just wouldn’t be autumn without Mr. Garrow. If only they could do at least six episodes. Calling four a series is a bit fresh.

  • 7. Nicholas Deutsch  |  3 July, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Glad to hear the news. Here in the U.S., “Garrow’s Law” hasn’t been broadcast nationally (although it’s been shown in some areas) but Series 1 has been issued on DVD, and Series 2 is on the way.
    Must disagree slightly about Sir Arthur Hill, as he’s played by Rupert Graves, who always finds something human and pitiable in the most ethically spineless and/or morally clueless of men – and Sir Arthur certainly qualifies in both categories!

    • 8. Molly Joyful  |  6 July, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      I can really only recommend series 2, it’s excellent! I hope the show will be broadcasted nationwide, eventually, so everybody can watch it.

      About Sir Arthur Hill: I agree with you as far as series 1 is concerned, but in series 2, he’s basically a moustache-twirling villain, which is a bit of a pity. Rupert Graves does a fantastic job again, though.

  • 9. whopix  |  5 July, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I was an extra in episode 3 of series 2 so good news for me! Looking forward to a return gig this year!

    • 10. Molly Joyful  |  6 July, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Three was the navy episode, wasn’t it? Did I manage to catch you in a screen cap? πŸ™‚

      Have fun with the filming; I know that being an extra is exhausting and often means standing around for hours, but I hope you’ll have fun, anyway. At least it’s not as baking hot as last year.

  • 11. Mrs Silvester  |  6 July, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Here is an article which I think might interest fellow Garrow fans:

    Sad to hear Garrow is facing hard times!


    • 12. Molly Joyful  |  6 July, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you for the tip! I had the link in the mail today, but didn’t get to update the blog until now. Agree with you, I don’t like the idea of a suffering Garrow. He should share a flat with Mr. Southouse; 18th century “odd couple”…

  • 13. jessica lockhart  |  14 July, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    i can confirm that garrow’s law is now being filmed and there will be a third sreies, one scene was filmed in edinburghs kings theatre and is looking vey interesting! x

  • 14. Ursula Kuenzle  |  30 August, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Wonderful news – can’t wait!

  • 15. Anke  |  8 September, 2011 at 12:18 am

    “I can’t wait to see Mr. Garrow, Lady Sarah and Mr. Southouse return to the small screen.”

    Indeed. But what about the sardonic Mr. Silvester who is just such a sexy bastard? Am I the only one who loves him?

    • 16. Molly Joyful  |  18 September, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Mr. Silvester will be back, and if the grapevine is correct, he’s in Garrow-poking top form. It wouldn’t be Garrow’s Law without Mr. Silvester, after all.

  • 17. Mrs Silvester  |  9 September, 2011 at 9:47 am

    No, Anke, you are not the only one… I love him too! I know he is a bit of a bully, but he is just fantastic! Although sometimes he is downright harsh and very sarcastic, he does have flashes of brilliance (teaching Garrow a lesson with the duel, and when he defended him at the end of series 2). Aidan McArdle is a fabulous actor, and his performance as Silvester is probably the defining role of his career (perhaps also his role as Andy Doonan in Beautiful People). I was lucky enough to be an extra in series 3, and it has been brilliant to watch Aidan and Andy acting. Without giving anything away, there’s lots more of Silvester to come in the latest series – hooray! πŸ™‚

  • 18. Anke  |  9 September, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Hello, Mrs Silvester, I knew I wasn’t the only one. (BTW, is that where the name comes from??). And I’m very glad he’s going to be in series 3.

    I don’t think he’s necessarily a bully, just a bastard. Ah well, I guess I have a thing for rogues.

    It must have been fun to be an extra. If by any chance you ever see him again, you can tell him that somewhere out there is a girl who has a crush on him. πŸ™‚

  • 19. Mrs Silvester  |  9 September, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Yes, it is indeed where my name comes from…. A daft decision when I was feeling in a fangirl mood!

    Yes, I’ve read somewhere he enjoys playing a bastard! I love Silvester’s general demeanour as well as everything else – he is truly excellent!

    Being an extra was brilliant fun for such a major fan as me. Haha, if I ever see him again, I will! I actually managed to get a chance to chat to him and I just ended up gushing about how fantastic I thought his performance was πŸ™‚

    • 20. Molly Joyful  |  18 September, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Hehehe… poor Mr. Garrow! Behind his back, the fans are making moo-eyes at Mr. Silvester! Oh well, that’s fine. He’s well deserving of some gushing. πŸ˜‰

  • 21. Rachel Bellenoit  |  18 September, 2011 at 1:36 am

    WHEN will Season 3 be broadcast in the UK, and WHEN will it be available on YouTube or on DVD? I just finished watching 1 and 2, some on PBS and when they dropped it in the middle of Season 2, I found the rest on Youtube. Amazing series, superb performances, wonderful law and a fantastic love story to boot. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

    • 22. Molly Joyful  |  18 September, 2011 at 10:15 am

      Rumours are that the third series will be aired in November. However, there is no confirmation yet from the BBC – actually, there’s not even an official confirmation from the BBc that a third series has been made, though the filming has already been wrapped!

      Sherlock was supposed to air in November, but has been postponed to next year. I hope the same won’t happen to Garrow’s Law.

      DVD release usually happens very fast (at least here in Europe); as for the USA, I don’t know. Youtube: weeeeell… that depends on how fast the fans are with ripping the show, and how quick the BBC is in aking the uploads down…

  • 23. Rachel Bellenoit  |  18 September, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks, Molly, for the update. And for the additional info on Sherlock, which I also totally enjoyed. Most American TV is awful [except for PBS and a few other cable stations]. I spend my TV viewing watching Ms. Marple, Inspector Poirot, etc. I even named my middle son [now 28] Ross, after Captain Ross Poldark from the series on Masterpiece Theatre! Sometimes I think I live on the wrong side of the big pond as I’ve been totally entertained by the BBC for over 40 years.

    • 24. Molly Joyful  |  26 September, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      Oh yes, without the Beep, TV life would be less entertaining and interesting. Sherlock was rescheduled because Dr. Watson is moonlighting as a Hobbit; no news yet on the official date for Garrow’s Law.

  • 25. Charlotte Roy  |  26 September, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Will season three be aired in the US on BBC USA? Huh? Huh? Please?

    • 26. Molly Joyful  |  26 September, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      I don’t know anything official, but I haven’t heard anything indicating that the third series would not be aired in the USA. I’ll post information as soon as I hear anything official.

  • 27. Mrs Silvester  |  1 October, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    TV Choice have just tweeted:

    “Interviewed Andrew Buchan & Lyndsey Marshal for Garrow’s Law, series 3. They say Garrow and Lady Sarah are now living together in poverty!”


    “Watch out for Garrow’s Law returning to Sundays on BBC1 some time in November (we think!).”

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • 28. Liz Hanbury  |  2 October, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Oooh thanks Mrs. Silvester! I am keeping everything crossed for a November return to our screens :0)

  • 29. Rachel  |  3 October, 2011 at 12:16 am

    What wonderful news! Though I doubt we’ll get it as soon here in Massachusetts. 😦 Maybe someone will upload it to Youtube. I plan on buying the DVD’s anyway. Looking forward to more updates!

  • 30. svetlana  |  6 October, 2011 at 12:16 am

    As of now, it appears that the U.K. air date for the first episode of Series 3 is November 17, 2011.

    • 31. Molly Joyful  |  6 October, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      November 17 is a Thursday, and Garrow’s Law is usually scheduled for a Sunday. Do you have a source for this information?

      • 32. Rachel  |  6 October, 2011 at 11:32 pm


  • 33. Juanita rynearson  |  9 November, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I can’t wait for the show. It is awesome. The actors are so convincing. How much longer must I wait!!!!!!!

  • 34. debbie  |  27 November, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I’m curious – why is there only 4 episodes per year? It seems a very short season.

    • 35. Molly Joyful  |  5 December, 2011 at 1:05 am

      i have no idea. it’s becoming a trend during the last years – first there were six episodes to a series, now it’s only four (“holmes” suffers the same fate). i guess the bbc thinks it’s “quality over quantity”, but calling four episodes a series is a bit of a joke, really.

  • 36. Ian Croft  |  12 December, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Glad to hear there are many fans of this very well constructed drama, but owing to a series of unfortunate occurences my wife and I missed the last episode of Series 3. The annoying thing is that the BBC take it off catch-up within a week, yet had left all the previous episodes on until then. Very frustrating as hadn’t recorded either and its not on YouTube. Help. Any suggestions please?


    P.S. Why did they go and kill off poor Mr Soutash, won’t be the same without him.


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