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Pick of the Day De­fend­ing the Guilty

BBC Two, 10pm

Will Sharpe and Kather­ine Parkin­son (be­low, l-r) are the stars of this hi­lar­i­ous com­edy pi­lot about pupil bar­ris­ter Will (Sharpe), who con­ceals a keen in­tel­li­gence be­hind a “huf­flepuff” ex­te­rior that drives his al­ready un­hinged pupil­mas­ter Caro­line (Parkin­son) to dis­trac­tion. A great script from Kieron Quirke (Cuckoo) ben­e­fits from su­perb comic tim­ing and sub­tle sup­port from a qui­etly know­ing Gwyneth Key­worth. It’s easy to see why the BBC have com­mis­sioned a full se­ries to air next year.

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