Silk (2011–2014)
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Episode #1.4 

Aware that he has enemies in the firm Billy sets up Reader. He gets a friend in another chambers to offer Reader a better job and then threatens to expose him for being disloyal and '... See full summary »

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Peter Moffat
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Peake ... Martha Costello
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Clive Reader
Neil Stuke ... Billy Lamb
Tom Hughes ... Nick Slade
Natalie Dormer ... Niamh Cranitch
Nina Sosanya ... Kate Brockman
John Macmillan ... John Bright
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Jake Milner
Jamie Dispirito Jamie Dispirito ... Jimmy (as Jamie Di Spirito)
Reece Noi ... Mark Draper
Adrian Schiller ... Noah Zeigler
Dorian Lough ... Keith Wearing
Syreeta Kumar Syreeta Kumar ... PS Rachna Ali
Peter Wight ... Alan Carruthers
Philip Bretherton ... Fred Haig
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Aware that he has enemies in the firm Billy sets up Reader. He gets a friend in another chambers to offer Reader a better job and then threatens to expose him for being disloyal and 'jumping ship' unless he spies on Billy's opponents and reports their movements. Martha tells Reader that he is the father of her child and ,on learning that she will not have an abortion,he offers to support her. He is also extremely helpful to her in a misconduct hearing where an Asian policewoman is accused of racism against a black colleague by providing a tape with which Martha is able to persuade one of the judging panel that his own racism will be made known in the press unless the woman,whose remarks were joking and did not offend her colleague,is allowed to keep her job. She is however unsuccessful in securing bail for rent boy Mark, who is accused of murdering a judge. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

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Martha Costello: I'm pregnant.
Clive Reader: Oh... fuck me.
Martha Costello: I did?
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institutional (police) racism in '11 . . . and it's still here in 2020
10 June 2020 | by jknousakSee all my reviews

As so many Brit shows, this series is very-good just generally due to superb production, writing and acting.

But by a fluke I'm viewing this in June 2020 and boy oh boy, this 2011 episode fits right in to the present moments these 9 years later. Well-presented topic on racism in policing and, as is said "it's complicated".


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15 March 2011 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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