Is It Legal? (1995–1998)

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A British comedy series following the misadventures of a small law firm. The staff includes such characters as the young and eager bumbler Colin, the old and timid bumbler Bob and the stern... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Patrick Barlow ...
 Bob / ... (21 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Stella Phelps (21 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Colin Lotus (21 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Alison (21 episodes, 1995-1998)
Matthew Ashforde ...
 Darren (21 episodes, 1995-1998)
Jeremy Clyde ...
 Dick Spackman (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Nicole Arumugam ...
 Sarah / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1998)


A British comedy series following the misadventures of a small law firm. The staff includes such characters as the young and eager bumbler Colin, the old and timid bumbler Bob and the stern and unsympathetic office commander Stella. Leading this gang is the completely incompetent Dick Spackman, who breezes through life unaware that his employees can barely handle their own affairs, let alone their clients'. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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12 September 1995 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Pykälänviilajat  »

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The star of the show is called Stella (Stellar = starlike), and the remaining main characters are named alphabetically: Alison, Bob, Colin and Darren. See more »

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"That's so easy to do."
19 August 2011 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Not as anarchic as I like to see for England but funny all the same.

A low key approach to a local Solicitor's office in England. A handful of main characters to keep the interest. Along with their personalities.

We have senior partner Dick who seems more interested in golf and sherry.

Stella, the main character and while she's very likable, she can't seem to get her life in order.

Bob the office manager. Same as Stella. Only male.

Colin is the young upstart lawyer full of enthusiasm and ideals. And also a train wreck.

Allison is the office secretary with the permanently bored look and snotty attitude. (And while nice to look at....VERY inappropriately dressed for a law office.)

And Darrin. The wannabe soccer hooligan. He just seems to be a lackey.

These folks just seem to annoy each other to no end. With constant references to Dick's cluelessness, Allison's bitchiness, and Darrin's almost deliberate trouble-making. Bob and Stella were the only normal ones. And the ones we had any feeling for.

Again, a low key Brit-com. But you'll find plenty of laughs. This played in Japan for a while on late night TV.

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