Episode 1 S2, E1: The first in a new series of this legal drama set in a magistrates' court. A mother and daughter are both on trial and must decide who takes the blame. Defence solicitor Des Davies can't resist being mean to a new rival.
Starring Mark Lewis Jones, Lesley Vickerage, Philip McGough
The Bench is set in the chambers of a busy magistrate's court. Every day our core characters face whatever challenges and dilemmas the legal system throws at them, from escaping prisoners to arsonists; jealous wives wreaking revenge to accidental killers. Not to mention the tensions, desires, frustration and outright resentment simmering under the surface of this high pressured legal team.