Silk, Series 1
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Smart and classy with sharp dialogue, Silk is a fast-paced drama following the rivalry, tension, passion and intrigue of life on the front line of criminal law. Martha Costello is a brilliant, passionate defence barrister with a reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden. She is about to embark on the next step of her career and apply for 'Silk'. She wants to become a member of the highly prestigious Queen's Counsel. But she's not the only one at her chambers applying. Joining Martha is Clive Reader; charming and ruthless, funny, gifted and dangerous. Only one is likely to be made QC so how they perform in court is vital and Clive knows exactly how to play the game.
|1||VideoEpisode 1||Having just won an important case, Martha is given two new cases for the next day, with a chance of getting a good reference for her Silk application. Under huge time pressure, Martha has to prepare overnight. But will she be able to satisfy both the personal and the professional demands placed on her? Or will she be forced to sacrifice one case in order to win the other?||57:07||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||In an effort to boost her Silk application, Martha accepts a rape case, against her better judgement. Even worse, Clive is prosecuting her client and delights in riling Martha. As the case draws to a close, Martha begins to realise that things are not always black and white, especially when she makes a startling discovery.||59:36||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode 3||Martha defends a vulnerable teenager and the pupils are given their first opportunity to stand up in court, taking on a low-level magistrates' court case. However, as the cases progress, both Martha and Nick find themselves in challenging positions. Can Martha save her client without endangering not only her silk application, but also her career?||59:02||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode 4||Martha is forced to defend a police officer accused of racism at the police tribunal, at the same time as trying to get bail for another client. In the meantime, pressure increases on the pupils as the tenancy deadline draws near. And Clive receives some astonishing news which could change not only his personal life, but life at chambers for everyone.||59:23||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoEpisode 5||Martha prosecutes a teacher accused of assaulting a pupil, but believes he is on too serious a charge and is not being properly defended by her colleague, Noah. Meanwhile, Nick takes on his first major case, and both Martha and Clive have their Silk interviews. Will Martha be able to ensure a fair trial for the teacher at the same time as succeeding in her interview?||57:58||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoEpisode 6||Martha takes on the biggest case of her life, defending Mark Draper, a repeat offender on a murder charge at the Old Bailey. However, when the case starts to fall apart, Martha must try to remain focussed on the trial as both personal and private pressures escalate. Meanwhile, it is decision time for the pupils, and the fate of chambers hangs in the balance.||58:47||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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enjoyed this , lead character is very strong and different to usual dramas and ex spooks man does such a good job i did not recognise him for first twenty minutes !
Fantastic + quite good value
A very good drama, great characters, maxine peake (Martha) is brilliant a strong role love it!! I wish there was more to come it's too short!!!