Series 1 - Smart and classy with sharp, witty dialogue, Silk is a fast-paced drama following the rivalry, tension, passion and intrigue of life on the front line of criminal law. Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) is a brilliant, passionate defence barrister with a reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden. She is about to embark on the next step of her career and apply for 'Silk'. She wants to become a member of the highly prestigious Queen's Counsel. But she's not the only one at her chambers applying. Joining Martha is Clive Reader; charming and ruthless, funny, gifted and dangerous. Only one is likely to be made QC so how they perform in court is vital and Clive knows how to play the game... From award-winning writer Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, North Square) and featuring a strong cast, Silk is a thrilling legal drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing a group of top end barristers. Special Features include Behind The Scenes. As seen on ABC1. Series 2 - As Martha (Maxine Peake) steps up to become a QC, Shoe Lane Chambers once again becomes the focus for drama and intrigue on the front line of criminal law Martha Costello is incredibly young to have got silk, she is a brilliant and passionate barrister but now the stakes are higher than ever. Tensions are also running high in the chambers, with the still ambitious Clive Reader (Rupert Penry-Jones) having to deal with his failure to become a QC, and Billy Lamb under pressure to keep the chambers afloat. As Martha finds an ambiguous ally in Caroline Warwick, a 50-something, sharp as a stiletto QC, and Clive develops a fascination for a very beautiful and principled solicitor; passion, jealousy and ambition take hold both in and out of the courtroom.
Silk : Series 1-2
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Jamie Dispirito, John MacMillan, Maxine Peake, Natalie Dormer, Neil Stuke, Nina Sosanya, Rupert Penry-Jones, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Tom Hughes
Infrequent Coarse Language, Mature Themes And Violence, Sex Scenes, Sexual References