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

Defending The Guilty

BBC legal-eagle comedy series starring Will Sharpe and Katherine Parkinson.

Idealistic pupil barrister Will Packham is shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise pupilmaster Caroline.

Will wants to be a barrister. But so do his fellow trainees: posh moral vacuum Liam, angry class warrior Danielle, and superbrain oddball Pia. And there's only room in chambers for one of them.

Will's boss Caroline is a cold-blooded winner in a wig. The komodo dragon of the courts. She believes a barrister should burn to win, and isn't too fussed about justice.

The problem with Will is, well, he's just a bit too Hufflepuff. For Will, law is about helping people in need. But the more he learns about criminal law, the less anything looks black and white.

In this competitive world of moral greys, can Will's idealism survive?

First released: Monday 28th October 2019

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: BBCDVD4384

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