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Series 1, Episode 5

Defending The Guilty. Image shows from L to R: Liam (Hugh Coles), Ashley (Prasanna Puwanarajah), Danielle (Gwyneth Keyworth), Caroline Bratt (Katherine Parkinson), Will Packham (Will Sharpe), Miles (Mark Bonnar), Pia (Hanako Footman). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Chambers is putting the pupils through their paces in a professionally acted mock trial.

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Chambers is putting the pupils through their paces in a professionally acted mock trial. Liam and Danielle spend time with the actors to plan their case, only for Liam to fudge the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Meanwhile Will learns the dark art of cross-examination from Caroline, only to find it's a skill he's going to need in his personal life too.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th October 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
Daniel Rigby Phillip
Esther Smith Hannah
Delroy Brown Barnes
Mehdi Haghzare Morris
Hannah Livingston Matthews
Writing team
Kieron Quirke Writer
Alex McBride 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
Jo Walker 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


In the penultimate episode of this breezy litigating comedy, our ethically compromised trainee barrister Will (Will Sharpe) is put through his paces this week in a mock trial, where he learns the art of cross-examination, while rivals Danielle (Gwyneth Keyworth) and Liam (Hugh Coles) have a romantic run-in with their fictional clients.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 15th October 2019

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