If you enjoy watching period drama set in the late 18th century, there’s a new short BBC series running now. I downloaded the first three episodes off itunes…and now I’ll have to wait I don’t know how long before I get to see the fourth and final episode. Heavy sigh! It’s really good!!! It’s based on the life and work of William Garrow, a barrister who pioneered the defence of prisoners in court. It draws on real trials and the script writer/s and the actors (and the costume designer) all do an excellent job. I give it 5 stars!!!
The last few days I’ve been suffering from an infection in my jaw (bad tooth gone long unatended – I know burying one’s head in the sand never makes problems go away, but I keep doing it hoping they will) I’ve been taking antibiotics for three days and finally my jaw is feeling better but the tooth is now throbbing along with my head…go figure. The point of my rambling being, as I was watching these 18th century characters wander past the screen I couldn’t help but feel heartily relieved that I live in the 21st century where I can go to the drugstore and buy painkillers.
I have running water…and dentists (not to mention surgeons) who wash their hands and tools before operating on the next patient (if I can get an apointment). I’m so glad to live today…though I have to confess that I wish men still dressed as they did in the 1770’s…well if I had to be precise I’d choose 1730-50, but I think men looked fantastic in most of the options between 1720-1800. Men looked sexy during the Regency too (obviously), but I still prefer the earlier fashions. I’ll probably never see my husband wear a tricorn over a wig, but one can dream!
If you do love period drama I highly recommend Garrow’s Law! And even if you don’t fancy men in wigs, watch it for the old laws and the “I’m so glad I live today” factor. It’s cheered me up!!!