Defending The Guilty

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0120100426

Barrister Alex McBride's behind-the-scenes account of Britain's criminal justice system.

1/5

Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick thinking, sharp talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars.

In this amusing and revealing series, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes.

The producer is David Roper, and this is a Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

0220100427

Barrister Alex McBride's behind-the-scenes account of Britain's criminal justice system.

2/6

Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick thinking, sharp talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars.

In this amusing and revealing series, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes.

The producer is David Roper, and this is a Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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Every day, barrister Alex McBride stands up in court to save people from prison.

3/5

Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick thinking, sharp talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars.

In this amusing and revealing series, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes.

The producer is David Roper, and this is a Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

0420100429

We learn some of the criminal barrister's tricks of the trade, chief amongst these being dressing the client. Clothes always make an impression on jury members.

In this amusing and revealing series, criminal barrister Alex McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system, introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

The producer is David Roper, and this is a Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

0420100429

Barrister Alex McBride's behind-the-scenes account of Britain's criminal justice system.

4/5

Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick thinking, sharp talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars.

In this amusing and revealing series, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes.

The producer is David Roper, and this is a Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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Criminal barrister Alex McBride comes to the end of his trainee year.

Criminal barrister Alex McBride has come to the end of his trainee year: his 'pupillage'. Only one of the six trainees in Alex's chambers will be offered a job.

In this amusing and revealing series, Alex takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system, introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

The producer is David Roper, and this is a Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Criminal barrister Alex McBride has come to the end of his trainee year: his 'pupillage'.

Only one of the six trainees in Alex's chambers will be offered a job.

Barrister Alex McBride's behind-the-scenes account of Britain's criminal justice system.

5/5

Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick thinking, sharp talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars.

In this amusing and revealing series, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and stories of triumph and defeat.

Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes.