Defending The Guilty

Confirmed for BBC Two on 17 September at 10pm to 10.30pm

Ep 1/6

Tuesday 17 September



Will Sharpe (Flowers), plays Will Packham - an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise pupilmaster Caroline, played by Bafta Award-winner Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans).

In the opening episode of the series, Will and Caroline are defending an old lag of a murder suspect with overwhelming evidence against him. But what with Caroline being distracted by her failed silk application, they end up pleading innocent anyway.

Meanwhile, Will learns from his fellow pupils that he’s last in the running for the job at the end of the year and - worrying all his work has been for nothing - does something he’ll regret. Only a bit of smart thinking can partially save the day, and a piece of brutal cynicism goes a little further.

Pictured: Caroline (Katherine Parkinson), Will (Will Sharpe)