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Series 1, Episode 4

Defending The Guilty. Image shows from L to R: Will Packham (Will Sharpe), Dr Khaled (Nick Mohammed), Caroline Bratt (Katherine Parkinson). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
A series of odd incidents on the Tube lands Caroline and Will with a tough to read client, and Ashley is calling for strike action on the Government's new proposals for legal aid.

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A series of odd incidents on the Tube lands Caroline and Will with a tough to read client: harmless scissor-wielding crank or weirdo perv?

Speaking of tough to read, Will realises he's spent four months with Caroline and knows barely anything about her. That has to change.

Less inscrutably, Ashley is calling for strike action on the Government's new proposals for legal aid, an act of leadership just in time for his QC application. Pia meanwhile finds herself the leper of chambers, and has no idea why...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Will Sharpe Will Packham
Katherine Parkinson Caroline Bratt
Gwyneth Keyworth Danielle
Hugh Coles Liam
Hanako Footman Pia
Prasanna Puwanarajah Ashley
Mark Bonnar Miles
Guest cast
Sofia Barclay Selina
Ingrid Oliver Fiona
Matthew Cottle Ronald
Nick Mohammed Dr Khaled
Elizabeth Bennett Judge
Ned Derrington Young Barrister
Susannah Wise Toni
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

Press

This legal comedy is superb: laced with the right amounts of misanthropy and sentimentalism and unafraid of a textbook set-piece such as, tonight, a bungled speech. The relationship between Katherine Parkinson's barrister and Will Sharpe's bewildered pupil, meanwhile, is thawing nicely.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 8th October 2019

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