The BEST Episodes of Defending the Guilty
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2021
Network: BBC Two
Will Packham is an idealistic pupil barrister - or idealistic for now. Can Will hold onto his principles and prove he has what it takes?
#1 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2019
Chambers is putting the pupils through their paces in a professionally acted mock trial. Will learns the brutal art of cross-examination from Caroline - only to find it’s a skill he needs in his personal life too.
#2 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 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.
#3 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2019
A series of odd incidents on the Tube lands Caroline and Will with a hard-to-read client. Harmless crank or weirdo perv? Meanwhile, Ashley is making political moves, and Will tries to get to know Caroline better, only to wish he hadn’t.
#4 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2019
As Will grapples with whether to tell his girlfriend about his recent indiscretion, his new-found notoriety throws up a juicy opportunity. Meanwhile, Caroline wonders how much to let the jury know about a particularly unappealing client.
#5 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2019
Caroline and Will take on a last-minute case, only to find themselves in a battle with the clock, a skittish victim, and an underfunded system to bring a horrible criminal to justice. Meanwhile, the pupils’ battle for tenancy heats up, alliances are formed, and things get dirty.
#6 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2018
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.