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Silk

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-14
TV Episode | 57 min | Drama

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...See moreWith 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 young pupil Nick backs her up by claiming that the fall was accidental. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Feb 22, 2011 (United Kingdom)
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Maxine Peake
Martha Costello Martha Costello   See fewer
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Rupert Penry-Jones
Clive Reader Clive Reader   See fewer
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Neil Stuke
Billy Lamb Billy Lamb   See fewer
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Tom Hughes
Nick Slade Nick Slade   See fewer
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Natalie Dormer
Niamh Cranitch Niamh Cranitch   See fewer
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Nina Sosanya
Kate Brockman Kate Brockman   See fewer
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John Macmillan
John Bright John Bright   See fewer
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Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jake Milner Jake Milner   See fewer
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Jamie Dispirito
Jimmy Johnson (as Jamie Di Spirito) Jimmy Johnson (as Jamie Di Spirito)   See fewer
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Paul Hilton
Gary Rush Gary Rush   See fewer
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Owen Teale
Brian Frogett Brian Frogett   See fewer
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William Chubb
HHJ Briscoe HHJ Briscoe   See fewer
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Gerard Horan
DS Scarrow DS Scarrow   See fewer
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Iain Mitchell
HHJ Ladd HHJ Ladd   See fewer
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Christianne Oliveira
Mercedes Cordoba Mercedes Cordoba   See fewer
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Greg Donaldson
Crown Court Gaoler Crown Court Gaoler   See fewer
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Nick Hendrix
Peter (Outdoor Clerk) Peter (Outdoor Clerk)   See fewer
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Helena Cullinan
Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court   See fewer
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Lorna Gayle
Phoebe Richards Phoebe Richards   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Michael Dodd Michael Dodd   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 165 votes