Theatre, Film and TV  |  Sep 16, 2019

Defending the Guilty premieres on BBC Two

New comedy-drama Defending The Guilty premieres on BBC Two on Tuesday 17th September.

Written and created by Kieron Quirke, and directed by Tom George, the series stars Will Sharpe as an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical pupil master, played by Katherine Parkinson.

Kieron Quirke
writes comedy and drama for television. He is best known for creating and writing the critically acclaimed and BAFTA-nominated Cuckoo, along with Robin French starring Greg Davies, Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner and Andie Macdowell. It was the highest-rated comedy debut on BBC Three ever and has gone on to huge success, running on BBC Three and BBC One for five series, and garnering BAFTA and Comedy Award nominations.

Tom George is an acclaimed director of television and film. His previous work includes directing on the BAFTA-nominated and RTS award-winning comedy series This Country and making a number of acclaimed shorts.

The first episode of Defending the Guilty will air on BBC Two at 10.00pm on Tuesday 17th September and will continue weekly thereafter.