18/06/2012 10:06 BST | Updated 18/06/2012 10:06 BST

'Dead Boss': Sharon Horgan And Holly Walsh's Guide To TV Prison

Writers Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh take Hannah Verdier into the telly clinks that inspired their new BBC3 sitcom.

1 Good lawyers? Forget it

Ideally, you'd want someone like Julie Walters from The Jury as your QC, but most prison show lawyers are rubbish. Actually, they never showed the courtroom in Prisoner: Cell Block H; you just went straight into the scene where you're bundled out of the van at Wentworth and examined by the handsome doctor. The lawyer in Dead Boss is obviously an idiot, but he's family. He's got an air of Doc from Back To The Future about him. Basically, he's useless.