Is It Legal?. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Kate Isitt), Bob Birch (Patrick Barlow), Stella Phelps (Imelda Staunton), Darren (Matthew Ashforde), Colin Lotus (Richard Lumsden). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Is It Legal?

ITV and Channel 4 sitcom in a small town solicitors' office. 21 episodes (3 series), 1995 - 1998. Stars Imelda Staunton, Patrick Barlow, Richard Lumsden, Kate Isitt and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Death In Hounslow

Colin, the wayward son of an ex-senior partner, joins the firm and throws the office into chaos when he accidentally kills an aged benefactor with a paper-knife.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th September 1995
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Imelda Staunton Stella Phelps
Patrick Barlow Bob Birch
Richard Lumsden Colin Lotus
Kate Isitt Alison
Matthew Ashforde Darren
Jeremy Clyde Dick Spackman
Nicole Arumugam Sarah
Guest cast
Charles Simon Mr. Dobson
John Thomson Ambulance Man
Cate Fowler Woman With Dog
Rupert Bates Man With Dog
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Elaine Cameron Script Editor
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Beryl Vertue Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Kenneth Sharp Production Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer


Is It Legal?

The Complete Series of Is It Legal? is out on DVD.

Featuring: Imelda Staunton (Stella Phelps), Patrick Barlow (Bob Birch), Richard Lumsden (Colin Lotus), Kate Isitt (Alison), Matthew Ashforde (Darren).


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