Silk (2011–2014)
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With female Q.Cs or 'silks' in a tiny minority, barrister Martha Costello,of the Shoe Lane chambers,is anxious to join that elite number by progressing through the courts. Following a ... See full summary »

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... Martha Costello
... Clive Reader
... Billy Lamb
... Nick Slade
... Niamh Cranitch
... Kate Brockman
... John Bright
... Jake Milner
Jamie Dispirito ... Jimmy Johnson (as Jamie Di Spirito)
Paul Hilton ... Gary Rush
... Brian Frogett
William Chubb ... HHJ Briscoe
Gerard Horan ... DS Scarrow
Iain Mitchell ... HHJ Ladd
Christianne Oliveira ... Mercedes Cordoba
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With female Q.Cs or 'silks' in a tiny minority, barrister Martha Costello,of the Shoe Lane chambers,is anxious to join that elite number by progressing through the courts. Following a successful acquittal in a murder trial she is given two cases to defend at short notice. One is Mercedes Cordoba,a pregnant drugs mule for whom she pleads for mercy based on Mercedes' poverty-stricken background. However smooth fellow barrister Clive Reader,representing Mercedes's co-defendant,points to her previous,of which Martha was unaware,and she is sent down - though she is relieved to be out of the dealers' clutches. The other is Gary Rush,charged with robbing and assaulting elderly war hero Michael Dodd,though he has no confidence in her. Mr. Dodd commands sympathy in court but Martha demonstrates that Rush has been set up by a vengeful policeman and he walks free. At a chambers party Martha is irate when,in view of the day's business,she sees Reader snorting coke and pushes him downstairs. Her ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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22 February 2011 (UK)  »

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The incident where Clive Reader falls down the stairs at Chambers was written into the story after Rupert Penry-Jones injured his knee training for Soccer Aid and needed to use crutches. See more »

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