Silk (2011–2014)
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With female Q.Cs or 'silks' in a tiny minority, barrister Martha Costello,of the Shoe Lane chambers,is anxious to join that elite number by progressing through the courts. Following a ... See full summary »

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Michael Offer
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Peake ... Martha Costello
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Clive Reader
Neil Stuke ... Billy Lamb
Tom Hughes ... Nick Slade
Natalie Dormer ... Niamh Cranitch
Nina Sosanya ... Kate Brockman
John Macmillan ... John Bright
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Jake Milner
Jamie Dispirito Jamie Dispirito ... Jimmy Johnson (as Jamie Di Spirito)
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Gary Rush
Owen Teale ... Brian Frogett
William Chubb William Chubb ... HHJ Briscoe
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... DS Scarrow
Iain Mitchell Iain Mitchell ... HHJ Ladd
Christianne Oliveira Christianne Oliveira ... Mercedes Cordoba
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With female Q.Cs or 'silks' in a tiny minority, barrister Martha Costello,of the Shoe Lane chambers,is anxious to join that elite number by progressing through the courts. Following a successful acquittal in a murder trial she is given two cases to defend at short notice. One is Mercedes Cordoba,a pregnant drugs mule for whom she pleads for mercy based on Mercedes' poverty-stricken background. However smooth fellow barrister Clive Reader,representing Mercedes's co-defendant,points to her previous,of which Martha was unaware,and she is sent down - though she is relieved to be out of the dealers' clutches. The other is Gary Rush,charged with robbing and assaulting elderly war hero Michael Dodd,though he has no confidence in her. Mr. Dodd commands sympathy in court but Martha demonstrates that Rush has been set up by a vengeful policeman and he walks free. At a chambers party Martha is irate when,in view of the day's business,she sees Reader snorting coke and pushes him downstairs. Her ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2011 (UK) See more »

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The incident where Clive Reader falls down the stairs at Chambers was written into the story after Rupert Penry-Jones injured his knee training for Soccer Aid and needed to use crutches. See more »

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