BBCs Shadow Of The Noose: The Complete Series (DVD)
BBCs must-see courtroom / period drama series starring Jonathan Hyde, and looking at the life and career of Britains first celebrity lawyer, Sir Edward Marshall Hall.
The classic BBC drama series based on the real-life cases and personal demons of "The Great Defender" Sir Edward Marshall Hall, Edwardian Londons most celebrated barrister.
Presiding over trials that made news headlines and drew in crowds to the public gallery, Old Bailey defence lawyer Sir Edward Marshall Hall was Britain s first legal celebrity. A champion of justice, Marshall Hall (Jonathan Hyde) earns a reputation as The Great Defender as he pleads the innocence of clients other lawyers refuse to represent.
Cases include championing a lowly German prostitute accused of murdering a client, dissecting an ugly libel battle about homosexuality within an aristocratic family, and defending the accused in the infamous Camden Town Murder. But when a maid is accused of killing her illegitimate child, it brings back dark memories of the Marshall-Halls unhappy first marriage...
First broadcast on BBC Two in 1989, co-stars include David Rintoul, David Bradley, Peter Capaldi and Caroline Quentin. Michael Feast and Leslee Udwin also star as Marshall Hall s clerk Edgar Bowker and second wife Henriette.
"A consistently strong series, powered by Jonathan Hydes electric performance." - Archive TV Musings
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 20 Feb. 2017