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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Rupert Penry-Jones claimed to dislike the lawyer robes and wig, claiming "You look a bit of a knob in the gown". See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.84 (2011) See more »

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14 November 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed watching every episodes of this series. I also watch The GOOD WIFE but at times do get very irritated with that series. Not with SILK. My son is studying law and so the interest in watching these courtroom dramas. The acting in SILK was very good, and the lead character Martha, a very likable character. This series gives you an insight into how law is practiced in the UK. It's not slick like The Good Wife, but more realistic. I can't wait for series 2. If you want to watch a really good drama with some fine acting, good realistic courtroom scenes and some office politics and intrigues then go no further than SILK. I wish the BBC would produce more fine dramas like this.


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