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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 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 The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.84 (2011) See more »

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Outstanding production, real issues
26 November 2014 | by endura-1See all my reviews

This show does not disappoint. It is so well done that you might forget you're watching a TV drama not real life events. The characters are believable, powerfully drawn, but the undeniable star of the show is Maxine Peake - her performance just superb! As Martha Costello she is everything that you'd imagine a superior barrister to be. Can't get enough of her credible acting to be honest. The rest of the cast deserves a praise too because it is thanks to them that this BBC drama is so uniquely authentic. Filmed in London (I think), it depicts daily life at Shoe Lane chambers and the work of British barristers, clerks and solicitors. I am professionally interested in law and find it hard to point out any flaws in how "Silk" presents the legal crowd in London. I do see a difference between an American show of this kind and a British one. The former tends to be focused on achievements, career and quirks of personality and the latter...hmmm...basically on the job, meaning you get a believable picture of the life at the chambers. If you're into this sort of thing just see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.


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