The 3 court cases referred to range from the tragic to the hilarious:
- First, the case of a milkman caught in a raid on a gay brothel - and sentenced to death.
- The second case is blackmail, and reveals the vulnerability of all men at the time to accusations of sodomy.
- The third stars the hilarious 'Princess Seraphina', a cross-dresser with a bevy of female admirers who turn up in court - a priceless insight into 18th century camp.
The programme was recorded on location in Lincoln's Inn, where barristers have been beavering away for centuries. But outside their chambers, this was one of the naughtiest places in London - a notorious gay cruising ground, and site of the 'bog-house', the public toilets which were a place of assignation.