A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.
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 Martha Costello QC / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Clive Reader / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Billy Lamb / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jake Milner (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 John Bright / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Alan Cowdrey QC / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Caroline Warwick QC (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Bethany Brassington (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
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A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

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After Maxine Peake landed the role of Barrister Martha Costello, she went to Manchester Crown Court (UK) as a casual observer to gain some insight into general courtroom procedures and activities. See more »

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... when all is said and done.... really?
31 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It truly was a pretty muddled, empty ending, to what for most every episode was a highly entertaining series. And it could have easily gone on for at minimum another couple seasons had they just maintained average storyline quality. But to end it the way they did really doesn't do justice to the exceptional character portrayal by one of the UK's top-notch actors. One with the greatest dialogue and integrity of the entire lot just disappearing into the night without comment... really??!! That's what they dreamed up this wonderful series coming to.. leaving all to the sleazy, office-manager screwing egocentric!! As it was nearing the end, a first thought was that would definitely like to see them keep the story going, but now they've pretty much ruined all future expectation and excitement for that ever happening. They've blown up that hope in such a way it could never be meaningful again... what an absolute, bs waste.


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