Defending the Guilty

Will Packham is an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise pupilmaster Caroline. Mistakenly believing that his role is to serve justice ("No Will, a Barrister's job is to win"), Will must navigate his way through a criminal justice system seemingly designed to be as opaque and confusing as possible. While also dealing with his fellow pupils, each of them after the same single job at the end of their training and more than happy to stab each other in the back to get it. Can he succeed and hold on to his principles? Or will the system claim another victim?

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2018 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 22:00 (30 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

6.3 (7 votes)

Previous Episode

Episode 6

Episode 1x06; Oct 22, 2019

It's the day the pupils get ‘on their feet': addressing a court for the first time. But Will is reeling from the break-up of his relationship - and wondering whether the law is really for him.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Episode 6Oct 22, 2019
1x05: Episode 5Oct 15, 2019
1x04: Episode 4Oct 8, 2019
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