Sadly, the drama is altogether more real, more tragic, more chilling. This is the defence team for Anders Behring Breivik, who is about to go on trial in Norway following the appalling murders on the island of Utøya last summer.
In PR ethics classes I often begin by asking students and practitioners whether they would be prepared to work for the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, or Soham murderer Ian Huntley. The answer is invariable an emphatic 'No!'
I then ask what they think their response would be if they were a barrister. Would they represent someone accused of a horrific crime? Of course they would!
Trying to work out the difference between advocacy in a court of law and advocacy in the court of public opinion is an instructive exercise, and presents quite a challenge for most students and many experienced practitioners.
Everyone agrees that it is vital to justice in a democratic society that everyone has the right to legal representation and many were impressed by the quiet dignity of the lawyer designated to defend Breivik.
So it is not surprising that Scandinavian commentators have reacted strongly against the release of a series of photographs, taken by a news agency, which seem to glamorise the defence team in a way that is, at very best, ill-judged.
Clearly, some understand the law a lot better than they understand effective public relations.