Defending The Guilty. Image shows from L to R: Will Packham (Will Sharpe), Caroline Bratt (Katherine Parkinson). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Defending The Guilty

BBC Two sitcom about the judiciary. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Will Sharpe, Katherine Parkinson, Gwyneth Keyworth, Hugh Coles and others.

Another series is in development.

Defending The Guilty. Will Packham (Will Sharpe). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Series 1, Episode 6

Faced with a drug addict failed by an uncaring system, Will should be his element. But reeling from the break-up of his relationship, he's less certain of his path and wondering whether law is really for him.

Further details

It's the day the pupils get 'on their feet': addressing a court for the first time. Faced with a drug addict failed by an uncaring system, Will should be his element. But reeling from the break-up of his relationship, he's less certain of his path and wondering whether law is really for him.

Meanwhile Liam and Danielle have contrasting first days in court, and Ashley has a bad day all round. And Caroline is thrilled to be asked to give a lecture, only to find that the female bar association isn't thrilled at what she has to say....

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Will Sharpe Will Packham
Katherine Parkinson Caroline Bratt
Gwyneth Keyworth Danielle
Hugh Coles Liam
Hanako Footman Pia
Prasanna Puwanarajah Ashley
Claudia Jessie Nessa
Guest cast
Ingrid Oliver Fiona
Calvin Demba Gavin
Anna Carteret Sister Hortense
Lolita Chakrabarti Chair
Ross Gurney-Randall Prison Guard
Caroline Lee Johnson (as Caroline Lee-Johnson) District Judge
Brigid Zengeni Lorelei
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
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