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 3, Episode 5 - New Bloke

Stella hires in a freelance solicitor on short-term contract to help them get through a backlog of work. Unfortunately, all he does is cause friction in the office - Darren decides to change his name, Colin rediscovers his Scottish roots, and Stella feels undermined.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 25th November 1998
Time
9:30pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
24 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Imelda Staunton Stella Phelps
Patrick Barlow Bob Birch
Richard Lumsden Colin Lotus
Kate Isitt Alison
Matthew Ashforde Darren
Guest cast
Alexander Armstrong Nick
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Elaine Cameron Script Editor
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Beryl Vertue Producer
Michael Treen Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer
Mark Russell Composer