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Defending The Guilty. Image shows from L to R: Caroline Bratt (Katherine Parkinson), Will Packham (Will Sharpe). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Will grapples with whether to tell his girlfriend the truth about his recent indiscretion. Meanwhile, Caroline too has image problems.

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Will grapples with whether to tell his girlfriend the truth about his recent indiscretion.

No such problem at Chambers: where Liam has told everyone about it. But Will's image crisis turns to his advantage when Miles, the swaggering, chauvinist Head of Chambers offers him the case every pupil wants.

Meanwhile, Caroline too has image problems. A consultant has bad news for her about her QC prospects, and she's stuck with an unpleasant, violent defendant the jury will never like.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th September 2019
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Will Sharpe Will Packham
Katherine Parkinson Caroline Bratt
Gwyneth Keyworth Danielle
Hugh Coles Liam
Hanako Footman Pia
Prasanna Puwanarajah Ashley
Mark Bonnar Miles
Claudia Jessie Nessa
Guest cast
Josef Altin Lee
Ingrid Oliver Fiona
Harriet Webb Holly
Sasha Frost Deanna
Kieron Quirke Prosecution Counsel
Clare Willie (as Clare Wille) Angela
Writing team
Kieron Quirke Writer
Production team
Tom George Director
Georgie Fallon Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Jim Field Smith Executive Producer
Kieron Quirke Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Alex McBride Associate Producer
Lucy Jack Line Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Wiz Francis Costume Designer
Nick Martin Director of Photography
Emily Bilverstone Make-up Designer
Katie Rodgers Graphics
Lara Singer Development Editor
Paul Judges 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor


It is law and order with a heavy helping of dry sarcasm in this new comedy series from Cuckoo writer Kieron Quirke, which follows an idealistic trainee barrister as he has his career motives put to the test by his cynical pupil master Caroline (Katherine Parkinson). This week, infidelity is in the air - should Will come clean?

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 24th September 2019

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