Is It Legal?: The Complete Series 2
Penned by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly, Reggie Perrin) and starring Richard Lumsden (Life of Riley), Imelda Staunton (Cranford) and Patrick Barlow (Jam and Jerusalem), this intelligent, searingly funny sitcom chronicles the misadventures of a team of deeply flawed characters manning the offices of third-rate Hounslow law practice Lotus Spackman & Phelps. Originally aired between 1995 and 1998, Is It Legal? won the 1995 British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom.
This second series sees junior partner Colin being arrested, while timid clerk Bob is plunged into a lovesick depression as former sandwich-delivery girl Sarah returns with her new boyfriend. Senior partner Stella attempts to be popular, there's the terrifying prospect of Dick making a professional court appearance, and the office is thrown into a welter of indecision with a buy-out offer from a rival firm. Is the writing on the wall for Lotus Spackman & Phelps?