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.