Is It Legal?

Is it Legal?

From the award-winning team behind Men Behaving Badly, Is It Legal? is set in the ramshackle, chaotic offices of solicitors Lotus, Spackman and Phelps. Amid the chaos of tea breaks and buns is Stella (Imelda Staunton), the snappy senior partner who is permanently poised to jump down someone’s throat; Bob (Patrick Barlow) the shambolic clerk; accident-prone Colin (Richard Lumsden); bored secretary Alison (Kate Isitt) (who has the best hair), and Darren (Matthew Ashforde), the office dogsbody, who can’t help looking at a woman as a collection of sexually alluring body parts.


Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Clyde, Patrick Barlow, Richard Lumsden, Kate Isitt, Matthew Ashforde

Produced by

Beryl Vertue

Written by

Simon Nye

Directed by

Martin Dennis


Series 1&2 ITV, series 3 Channel 4

First transmitted

12th September 1995


S1, S2, S3 7 x 30'


30 mins

Press comments

“Sparkling scripts, this series simply bristles with cynical good humour.” The Sun

“Unadulterated escapist fun.” The Daily Mail

“Charming and strikingly well acted.” The Guardian

“A very good script delivered by very good actors.” The Times

“Outstanding.” The News of the World


British Comedy Awards 1996 Best ITV Sitcom


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