Defending The Guilty gets second series

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Defending the Guilty A second series of legal comedy Defending The Guilty has been commissioned by BBC Two. 

Big Talk Productions makes the 6 x 30 that stars Will Sharpe as an idealistic pupil barrister and Katherine Parkinson as his pupilmaster. 

Kieron Quirke returns to write the 6 x 30 series based on the book Defending The Guilty: Truth And Lies In The Criminal Courtroom by Alex McBride. 

Quirke said: "I’m overjoyed to be diving back into the world of 60 Bedford Row Chambers, peopled by one of the best ensemble casts on TV.

"Having superlative actors and the backing of the classiest production team in TV comedy really does make script-writing a tolerable thing."

Quirke also executive produces alongside Kenton Allen and Saurabh Kakkar for Big Talk, and Kate Daughton for the BBC. Jim Field Smith is co-executive producer. 

Big Talk is also busy in production on the ninth series of ITV comedy drama Cold Feet and the second series of Back, with the sixth series of Friday Night Dinner due to begin shooting next week. 


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