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Capstick's Law ITV 1989 Capstick's Law ITV 1989


Capstick’s Law (ITV 1989, William Gaunt, Wanda Ventham)



Short lived period drama series Capstick’s Law followed the cases of the Capstick family who ran a firm of solicitors in the 1950’s.

Interestingly the village of Giggleswick stood in for Bowdale and the property used by the show for the offices of Edward Capstick used to be owned by TV personality Russell Harty. Series creator John Finch was also a long time resident of Giggleswick.

The series was developed by one time Newspaper magnate/renaissance man Eddy Shah’s company Messenger Television.

William Gaunt’s father was actually a real life small town solicitor and had wanted his son to follow him into the business, a scenario that echoes in this series here as son Tony is not keen on following in his father’s footsteps.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada – Messenger / 6×50 minutes / Broadcast 9 April – 14 May 1989

Writer: John Finch / Producer: Roderick Graham

William Gaunt as Edward Capstick
Wanda Ventham as Madge Captsick
Robin Ellis as Henry Capstick
Christopher Villiers as Jonty Capstick
Jason Carter as Timothy Harger
Lesley Dunlop as Sarah Harger
Georgia Byng as Vicky
Guy Scantlebury as Tony Capstick