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Plot:
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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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 40)

Maxine Peake ... Martha Costello / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Clive Reader / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)

Neil Stuke ... Billy Lamb / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Jake Milner / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)

John Macmillan ... John Bright / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)

Alex Jennings ... Alan Cowdrey QC / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2014)

Amy Wren ... Bethany Brassington / ... (13 episodes, 2012-2015)

Frances Barber ... Caroline Warwick, QC / ... (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
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Series Directed by
Marc Jobst (4 episodes, 2014)
Catherine Morshead (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Offer (2 episodes, 2011)
Peter Hoar (2 episodes, 2012)
Alice Troughton (2 episodes, 2012)
Jeremy Webb (2 episodes, 2012)
Michael Keillor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Moffat (8 episodes, 2012-2014)

Series Produced by
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Charlotte Bloxham .... line producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Cameron Roach .... producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Elizabeth Binns .... line producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Richard Stokes .... producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Matt Strevens .... producer (6 episodes, 2014)
Peter Moffat .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Dru Masters (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Dale McCready (6 episodes, 2012)
Suzie Lavelle (4 episodes, 2014)
Florian Hoffmeister (2 episodes, 2011)
John Conroy (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dominic Strevens (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ian Farr (4 episodes, 2014)
Mark Davis (2 episodes, 2011)
Iain Erskine (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Knight (2 episodes, 2011)
Simon Reglar (2 episodes, 2012)
Xavier Russell (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Toby Whale (14 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Production Design by
James Lewis (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Melanie Allen (6 episodes, 2011)
Ed Turner (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dominic Roberts (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Hauke Richter (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Diana Moseley (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Natalie-Jo Pateman .... makeup designer (13 episodes, 2012-2015)
Liz Phillips .... makeup artist / assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2012-2015)
Jemma Carballo .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Juliette Tomes .... makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Lucy Allen .... makeup trainee (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Croucher .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Joe Payne .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2012)
Craig Topham .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2014)
Lydia Currie .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Hugh Kerrigan .... third assistant director: second unit (4 episodes, 2012)
Donald E G Bentley .... Floor Runner / second unit 3rd assistant director: daily (4 episodes, 2014)
Kiaran Murray-Smith .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Simon Morris .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Ben Bagley .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
D. Dominic Devine .... construction supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Stefano Ferrara .... construction (6 episodes, 2011)
Wolfgang Osterholzer .... head carpenter (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Pickup .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Luisa Uribe .... graphics assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Philip A. Brown .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2012)
Kate Good .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
James Mannell .... props (6 episodes, 2012)
Steve Register .... property master (6 episodes, 2012)
Anthony Rutter .... standby props (6 episodes, 2012)
Jon Bates .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2014)
James Foley .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2014)
Felicity Hickman .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
Rob MacPherson .... property master (6 episodes, 2014)
Stuart Headley-Read .... standy-by props (4 episodes, 2011)
Richard Symons .... art department assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Richard Wells .... graphic design (4 episodes, 2014)
Lewis Peake .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Tara Royston .... assistant buyer (2 episodes, 2012)
Barry Greaves .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2014)
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphics designer / graphic dessigner (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Dobson .... adr and dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Chris Ashworth .... production sound mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Joe Carey .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Philip Clements .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Iain Eyre .... dialogue and adr supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist (6 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Thomas .... foley recordist (6 episodes, 2011)
Lee Walpole .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
James Bain .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2012)
Tony Gibson .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Marc Hope .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2012)
James Hosker .... foley assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Stefano Marchetti .... adr mixer (6 episodes, 2012)
Stuart Read .... foley mixer (6 episodes, 2012)
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Richard Williams .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Simon Diggins .... adr mixer (6 episodes, 2014)
Andy Thomas .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
Keith Tinman .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Jim Goddard .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 2011)
Steve Little .... additional supervising adr editor (4 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Brown .... boom operator: second unit (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Foster .... foley editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2014)
Sarah Howe .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2011)
Gordon Seed .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Bird .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Jonny Franklin .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Barry Quibell .... camera truck driver (6 episodes, 2011)
William Sheffield .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Tim Hyson .... second assistant camera: A cam/focus puller: B cam (6 episodes, 2012)
Alex Parish .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Richard Gordon Charles Anderson .... electrician (6 episodes, 2014)
David Broadfoot .... standby rigger (6 episodes, 2014)
Michael Kinsella-Perks .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2014)
Mark Fortune .... electrician (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Alan Grayley .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 2011)
Matt Fisher .... camera operator / b camera operator: daily / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
John Attwood .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2011)
Mark Jones .... grip (4 episodes, 2011)
Richard James Lewis .... steadicam operator (4 episodes, 2011)
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator (4 episodes, 2011)
Claire Louise Fraser .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2012-2015)
Jason Cuddy .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2014)
Tony Kay .... first assistant camera / camera operator / ... (4 episodes, 2014)
Suzie Lavelle .... camera operator: "a" camera (4 episodes, 2014)
Sam Rawlings .... focus puller: B camera (4 episodes, 2014)
Rupert Hornstein .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Snell .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Jon Beacham .... b camera operator (3 episodes, 2012)
Rogan Brown .... grip / additional grip (3 episodes, 2014)
Eva Arnold .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
John Bailie .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Robbie Bryant .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Clayton .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2011)
Alex Coverley .... key grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Chris Dodds .... focus puller: b camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Beisan Elias .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
David Mills .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
James Moss .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 2012)
John Conroy .... camera operator: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2014)
Jay Polyzoides .... senior focus puller (2 episodes, 2014)
Calem Trevor .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Casting Department
Rosalind Drury .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Mitchell .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Anna Kovacevic .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jenna McGranaghan .... costume stand-by (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Adam Harvey .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist (6 episodes, 2011)
Robert Scammell .... post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Steve Owen .... data transfer (6 episodes, 2012)
Tim Waller .... senior colourist (6 episodes, 2012)
Katelin Westwood .... data transfer (6 episodes, 2012)
Dan Coles .... colourist (6 episodes, 2014)
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Charlie Morton .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Music Department
Dave Foster .... music preparation / orchestrator (19 episodes, 2011-2015)
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
 
Series Transportation Department
Lee Pellett .... unit driver (19 episodes, 2011-2015)
Richard Watkins .... facilities captain (6 episodes, 2011)
Ian Yea .... facilities driver / costume driver (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Palin .... computer screen graphics (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Nic Benns .... title designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Bradbury .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Amira El-Nemr .... assistant script editor (6 episodes, 2011)
David Harwood .... production runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Phillipa McAtasney .... legal advisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Darin McLeod .... assistant location manager / location manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Sharon Moran .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Vivienne Neary .... script editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Joe Payne .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Chris Sheriff .... unit manager / assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Jessica Burdett .... assistant script editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Karen Smith .... location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Eve Wheeler .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Adriene Whitwell .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Charlotte Michel .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2014)
Jo Winter .... floor runner: dailies (6 episodes, 2014)
Marnie Paxton .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2012-2015)
David J Smith .... floor runner: dailies (3 episodes, 2011)
Ellesse Tonkin .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Lottie Millar .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2014)
Natalie Sloan .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
 

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60 min (approx.)
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Finland:K-12 (TV rating)

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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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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
yes, but ..., 2 November 2012
Author: cookie_on_fire from Slovenia

I believe that the comments of a solicitor (see earlier reviews) are completely true and the series is far from being realistic. But am I enjoying watching House (being a doctor of medicine myself) because it is realistic? Lol. Of course not, if I would judge it from realistic side, time, diagnostic, budget and ethical constrains we have in real life, House is an annoying and superficial series, turning medicine into a tragicomic theater - but I choose to relax and enjoy the show. Same applies to Silk.

Like House, the fun of Silk lies mostly in its dialogs and, to some extent, non verbal communication and narcissistic characters (in and out of the court). Note I agree Silk lacks building of the characters. We only learn about Martha. We are becoming almost obsessed with her, as the camera frequently stays on her face for loooong time. Thus, not much place left for others or to put in some more of a story. However, I need to disagree with the previous reviewer about Clive Reader character. The comment about him was: "When he is not being a jackass, he's as nice and loyal as a puppy." Emmm .... This sounds like a stereotype of a successful alpha man and I definitely know a few like him (unfortunately not that cute to be worth making use of it).

I am a bit puzzled how some characters (Kate Brockman? - I thought she was allowed to stay?) disappear completely out of series as new ones get introduced. We miss the old ones, too. Am very puzzled over John Bright character as well. We are allowed to glance at his stunning and gorgeous appearance in almost every chapter, never to touch under surface - I wonder about his work and why is he sitting in the office ... Acting is good, but many times slightly exaggerated (theater style) - an example would be Jake Milner character. Pushing it a bit too far (but cute anyway).

The series seems underrated to me at IMDb. I promise it wont insult your intellect if you understand the concerns I raised above and have no expectations of any realism. It will give you an interesting drama, tension and sublime interactions. I love it, even though it looses its way at times. I think it is very enjoyable, much more than any other series I have seen.

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