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Silk 

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:
Maxine Peake ...  Martha Costello QC / ... 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
Frances Barber ...  Caroline Warwick QC 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Amy Wren ...  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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2011 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.95 (2012) See more »

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Enjoyed it very much
14 November 2011 | by LeilahaliSee 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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