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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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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22 February 2011 (UK) See more »

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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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 27 July 2011 (2011) See more »

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Love Maxine Peake
13 July 2017 | by pbordesSee all my reviews

Stayed with it as long as I could because Peake is mesmerizing and the courtroom dialogue is very intelligent. But finally gave up because of the consistent, overbearing presentation of each criminal as a victim and the police consistently as "loathsome." A bit of balance would have been welcome.


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