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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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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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1.78 : 1
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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 #15.35 (2011) See more »

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... when all is said and done.... really?
31 July 2014 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

It truly was a pretty muddled, empty ending, to what for most every episode was a highly entertaining series. And it could have easily gone on for at minimum another couple seasons had they just maintained average storyline quality. But to end it the way they did really doesn't do justice to the exceptional character portrayal by one of the UK's top-notch actors. One with the greatest dialogue and integrity of the entire lot just disappearing into the night without comment... really??!! That's what they dreamed up this wonderful series coming to.. leaving all to the sleazy, office-manager screwing egocentric!! As it was nearing the end, a first thought was that would definitely like to see them keep the story going, but now they've pretty much ruined all future expectation and excitement for that ever happening. They've blown up that hope in such a way it could never be meaningful again... what an absolute, bs waste.


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