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Episode 1

Comedy. Will is a pupil barrister. His boss doesn't respect him, his clients are all guilty, and he is fighting for his job. He is starting to wonder if he has got what it takes.

Will Packham is an idealistic pupil barrister - or idealistic for now. His clients are at least as guilty as sin. His pupil-master Caroline thinks he is a gutless snowflake. His fellow pupils want the same job as him and would stab each other to get it. Over the course of two days, Will has to defend a would-be murderer, keep a young slam poet out of custody and fetch Caroline a range of pastries. Can Will hold onto his principles and prove he has what it takes?

This episode was first broadcast as a pilot in September 2018.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 17 Sep 2019 22:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Belle and Sebastian

    The Book Of You

  • 00:07

    The Drums

    Let's Go Surfing

  • 00:11

    Belle and Sebastian

    Ever Had A Little Faith?

  • 00:16

    Grimes

    Genesis

  • 00:19

    Tame Impala

    Solitude Is Bliss

  • 00:21

    Metronomy

    The Look

  • 00:28

    Fischerspooner

    Emerge

  • 00:29

    alt-J

    Left Hand Free

Credits

Role Contributor
Will Will Sharpe
Caroline Katherine Parkinson
Danielle Gwyneth Keyworth
Ashley Prasanna Puwanarajah
Liam Hugh Coles
Pia Hanako Footman
Nessa Claudia Jessie
Writer Kieron Quirke
Producer Georgie Fallon
Director Tom George
Executive Producer Kenton Allen
Executive Producer Saurabh Kakkar
Executive Producer Kieron Quirke
Author Alex McBride
Production Company Big Talk Productions

Broadcasts

  • Wed 19 Sep 2018 22:00
  • Wed 19 Sep 2018 23:15
  • Tue 17 Sep 2019 22:00

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Can Barrister Will hold onto his principles and prove he has what it takes?