New comedy Defending the Guilty begins on 17 September at 10pm on BBC2.Will Sharpe plays Will Packham - an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise pupilmaster Caroline (Katherine Parkinson). Claudia Jessie plays Will’s girlfriend Nessa across the series, with Harriet Webb playing guest lead Hetty.
The Underwire Film Festival takes place in London from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September, and is the UK’s only festival aimed at celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts. This year’s entries include Treacle, starring April Kelley and earning her a nomination for Best Actor, and Louisa Connelly-Burnham’s The Call Centre, for which she is nominated for Best Producer.
The team from Michael & Eagle Lettings are bringing silliness back to Channel 4 every Monday with Al Roberts and Kiell Smith-Bynoe returning as Al and Dean respectively. Emily Lloyd-Saini will also appear in one episode. Casting by Nicky Bligh.
Tyger Drew-Honey will make his stage debut in the upcoming tour of Laura Wade's Posh. Directed by Lucy Hughes, the show opens at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 3 September before touring to the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatr Clwyd, Mold until 26 October 2019.