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Silk: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Martha is forced to defend a police officer accused of racism at the police tribunal while also trying to get bail for another client. In the meantime, pressure increases on the pupils as the tenancy deadline draws near. And Clive receives some astonishing news which could change not only his personal life, but life at chambers for everyone.

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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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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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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)

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

Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Jake Milner (18 episodes, 2011-2014)

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

Frances Barber ... Caroline Warwick QC (12 episodes, 2012-2014)

Amy Wren ... Bethany Brassington / ... (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
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Series Directed by
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)
Marc Jobst (2 episodes, 2014)
Michael Keillor (2 episodes, 2014)
Cilla Ware (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Moffat (13 episodes, 2011-2014)

Series Produced by
Peter Moffat .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer (12 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)
Chris Ballantyne .... line producer (6 episodes, 2014)
Matt Strevens .... producer (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Original Music by
Dru Masters (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Dale McCready (6 episodes, 2012)
Suzie Lavelle (4 episodes, 2014)
Damian Bromley (2 episodes, 2011)
Florian Hoffmeister (2 episodes, 2011)
David Odd (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 (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Production Design by
James Lewis (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Melanie Allen (6 episodes, 2011)
Ed Turner (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dominic Roberts (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hauke Richter (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Diana Moseley (6 episodes, 2011)
Ray Holman (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Natalie-Jo Pateman .... makeup designer (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Liz Phillips .... assistant makeup artist / makeup artist (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jemma Carballo .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Katharine Scott .... hair & make-up trainee (6 episodes, 2011)
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Juliette Tomes .... makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Lucy Allen .... makeup trainee (6 episodes, 2012)
Jessica Wenden .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Bea Arnold .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
George Verdon-Smith .... unit manager (4 episodes, 2011)
Adriene Whitwell .... unit manager (2 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)
Matthew Wehrle .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2012)
Craig Topham .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2014)
Samantha Ross .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2011)
Lydia Currie .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Huey 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)
Tim Riddington .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Glen Henry .... stand-by carpenter (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
David Ackrill .... prop stand-by (6 episodes, 2011)
Ben Bagley .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Giles Brown .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2011)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2011)
D. Dominic Devine .... construction supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Stefano Ferrara .... construction (6 episodes, 2011)
David Horrill .... property master (6 episodes, 2011)
Wolfgang Osterholzer .... head carpenter (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Pickup .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Richard Symons .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Gareth Thomas .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Bart Tuft .... props (6 episodes, 2011)
Luisa Uribe .... graphics assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Philip A. Brown .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2012)
Perry Cella .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Rebecca Chidgey .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2012)
Tamsin Clarke .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2012)
Angus Gentleman .... standby props (6 episodes, 2012)
Kate Good .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jamie Alan Houston .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2012)
James Mannell .... props / dressing 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)
Penny White .... dressing props (4 episodes, 2011)
Richard Wells .... graphic design (4 episodes, 2014)
Lewis Peake .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
John Gibson .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 2011)
Tara Royston .... assistant buyer (2 episodes, 2012)
Barry Greaves .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2014)
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphics designer / graphic designer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Dobson .... adr and dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
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)
Howard Bargroff .... dubbing mixer (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)
Tim Partridge .... sound maintenance (4 episodes, 2012)
Steve Hancock .... sound maintenance (3 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Brown .... boom operator: second unit (2 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Skelding .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Foster .... foley editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Shaun Mills .... sound maintenance (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, 2012-2014)
Jonny Franklin .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Barry Quibell .... camera truck driver (6 episodes, 2011)
William Sheffield .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Danny Butler .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Toby Flesher .... best boy (6 episodes, 2012)
Gary Hayler .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Tim Hyson .... second assistant camera: A cam/focus puller: B cam / clapper loader (6 episodes, 2012)
Alex Parish .... assistant camera / camera trainee (6 episodes, 2012)
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Walmsley .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2012)
Ray Wilson .... stand-by rigger (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)
Julian Sharma .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2014)
Mark Fortune .... electrician (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Derek Docksey .... standby rigger (5 episodes, 2011)
Alan Grayley .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 2011)
Steve Weightman .... grip (5 episodes, 2012)
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)
Craig Shiels .... grip assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator (4 episodes, 2011)
Claire Louise Fraser .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jason Cuddy .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan England .... 2nd AC - A Cam (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)
Gary Hedges .... electrician (3 episodes, 2011)
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)
Jermaine Edwards .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Beisan Elias .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Guy Hammond .... electrician (2 episodes, 2011)
Benny Harper .... best boy (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlie Holling .... grip assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Alison Lai .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Maister .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
David Mills .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Christian Swain .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Anna Valdez-Hanks .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2011)
James Moss .... cinematographer: second unit / 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
Anna Cooper .... casting assistant (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rosalind Drury .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Mitchell .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Bill Haynes .... costume stand-by (6 episodes, 2011)
Anna Kovacevic .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jenna McGranaghan .... costume stand-by (6 episodes, 2011)
Asia Macey .... costume stand-by (6 episodes, 2012)
Pamela Stewart .... costume stand-by (6 episodes, 2012)
Ian Fowler .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Editorial Department
Adam Harvey .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dominic Gardiner .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist (6 episodes, 2011)
Robert Scammell .... post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Anderson .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Location Management
Rupert Bray .... location manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Darin McLeod .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Daragh Coghlan .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Karen Smith .... location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Sheriff .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Spencer Normington .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Dave Foster .... music preparation / orchestrator (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Rupert Coulson .... mix engineer (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Lee Pellett .... unit driver (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Richard Watkins .... facilities captain (6 episodes, 2011)
Ian Yea .... facilities driver / costume driver (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Geraldine Jeffers .... publicist (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Phillipa McAtasney .... legal advisor (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lindsay Grant .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Richard Palin .... computer screen graphics (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
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)
Sharon Moran .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Vivienne Neary .... script editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jo O'Leary .... picture publicist (6 episodes, 2011)
Joe Payne .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Victoria Rickham .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Jessica Burdett .... assistant script editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Warren Demer .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jill Forbes .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Eve Walker .... 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 (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kate McKerrell .... script editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Chris Sheriff .... unit manager (4 episodes, 2011)
Matt Bannister .... picture publicist (4 episodes, 2012)
David J Smith .... floor runner: dailies (3 episodes, 2011)
Josie Kelly .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2011)
Ellesse Tonkin .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Anna Lenihan .... picture publicist (2 episodes, 2012)
Roxie Maskall .... publicist (2 episodes, 2012)
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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Certification:
Finland:K-12 (TV rating) | UK:12

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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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12 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Good but flawed at times, 9 August 2012
Author: TertiaryAdjunctofUnimatrix01 from United States

I have to disagree with a previous reviewer (Leilahali) about what they perceive as "more realistic" aspect of the show. The series is just as silk and clean as The Good Wife and younger too. I don't understand why every TV show needs to be compared to US television and not just stand on it's own.

What the series does well is show the lives and stories of the lawyers as well as the cases they are working on. However, one the flaws is that they are nearly always defending someone who is innocent or not as guilty as you who think they are. Even though in the first episode Martha states 85% of their clients will be guilty. They are constantly defending someone whose being "fitted up" by the coppers rather than be outright guilty. The writers make an effort not to have clients that are too guilty or "bad/evil" as so to not turn the audience off.

They don't know what to do with the Clive Reader character. When he is not being a jackass, he's as nice and loyal as a puppy. The lawyers are too young and attractive to reflect anything near real life. Tom Hughes is ridiculous to look at; he's too good looking to take seriously without thinking he is there to be obvious eye candy. There are lots of contrived moments.

This isn't a topical legal show. Not many hot button issues. The critics are right about the flaws. Nevertheless I like it, but I like Garrow's Law better.

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