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Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones return in Peter Moffat's legal drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing a group of top end barristers. Defense barrister Martha Costello is now a QC of a year's standing and she's busier than ever. Meanwhile Clive Reader, now also a QC, is specializing in prosecution. The criminal bar is a small world and increasingly these two are pitted against each other in court. Can they keep their relationship strictly professional? Elsewhere new practice manager Harriet wants to modernize Shoe Lane chambers, both in terms of administration and culture. But the changes are greeted with anger and resentment by head clerk Billy. Alan Cowdrey is made a judge, which means there's an opening for a new head of chambers. Martha, Clive and Caroline Warwick are all in the running, but whoever wins the vote, it will mean radical changes at Shoe Lane...

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Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones return in Peter Moffat's legal drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing a group of top end barristers. Defense barrister Martha Costello is now a QC of a year's standing and she's busier than ever. Meanwhile Clive Reader, now also a QC, is specializing in prosecution. The criminal bar is a small world and increasingly these two are pitted against each other in court. Can they keep their relationship strictly professional? Elsewhere new practice manager Harriet wants to modernize Shoe Lane chambers, both in terms of administration and culture. But the changes are greeted with anger and resentment by head clerk Billy. Alan Cowdrey is made a judge, which means there's an opening for a new head of chambers. Martha, Clive and Caroline Warwick are all in the running, but whoever wins the vote, it will mean radical changes at Shoe Lane...

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    Feelings run high when a murder trial sends shock waves through Shoe Lane Chambers. Clive has finally become a Silk, but his party is cut short when news of the arrest of the Head of Chambers’ son for killing an officer reaches the celebration. Martha must defend him despite overwhelming evidence. Can Clive help Martha ask the tough questions and can Martha uncover the truth in time?

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    Feelings run high when a murder trial sends shock waves through Shoe Lane Chambers. Clive has finally become a Silk, but his party is cut short when news of the arrest of the Head of Chambers’ son for killing an officer reaches the celebration. Martha must defend him despite overwhelming evidence. Can Clive help Martha ask the tough questions and can Martha uncover the truth in time?

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    Delving into the world of football, Martha must defend a footballer accused of an assault on a player. With the incident witnessed by thousands of fans, Martha faces an impossible task. With her client reluctant to cooperate, Martha must gain his trust to discover a secret he is determined to keep. Meanwhile, a resignation shocks chambers and Billy takes steps to ensure the future of Shoe Lane.

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    Delving into the world of football, Martha must defend a footballer accused of an assault on a player. With the incident witnessed by thousands of fans, Martha faces an impossible task. With her client reluctant to cooperate, Martha must gain his trust to discover a secret he is determined to keep. Meanwhile, a resignation shocks chambers and Billy takes steps to ensure the future of Shoe Lane.

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    • 58 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    Battle lines are drawn when Martha and Clive find themselves on opposing sides in a high-profile case of assisted suicide. As Clive and Martha represent either side of this fractured family, tensions between them threaten their own relationship. Meanwhile, Billy's position becomes compromised when a misinterpreted action causes confusion for one of Shoe Lane's newest members.

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    • 58 Minutes

    Battle lines are drawn when Martha and Clive find themselves on opposing sides in a high-profile case of assisted suicide. As Clive and Martha represent either side of this fractured family, tensions between them threaten their own relationship. Meanwhile, Billy's position becomes compromised when a misinterpreted action causes confusion for one of Shoe Lane's newest members.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Episode 4

    When a solicitor turns up at Shoe Lane, Billy knows just who he needs. Dani's nephew is fighting extradition to the US on terrorism charges and Martha can’t let the system swallow a young man without evidence. Against the US government, Martha must use her skills to save Rashid. Is he as innocent as she believes? Elsewhere, Amy struggles to cope and CW finds herself out of her depth.

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    When a solicitor turns up at Shoe Lane, Billy knows just who he needs. Dani's nephew is fighting extradition to the US on terrorism charges and Martha can’t let the system swallow a young man without evidence. Against the US government, Martha must use her skills to save Rashid. Is he as innocent as she believes? Elsewhere, Amy struggles to cope and CW finds herself out of her depth.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Episode 5

    Martha has to put her feelings aside when she is asked to defend a close friend from her past. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Fingerprints and CCTV put Martha's friend firmly at the scene, but is it too convenient? With Clive at her side and CW prosecuting, the stakes are high. Lines are drawn in chambers as they gear up to a tribunal and Martha begs Billy to tell the truth.

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    Martha has to put her feelings aside when she is asked to defend a close friend from her past. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Fingerprints and CCTV put Martha's friend firmly at the scene, but is it too convenient? With Clive at her side and CW prosecuting, the stakes are high. Lines are drawn in chambers as they gear up to a tribunal and Martha begs Billy to tell the truth.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Episode 6

    Martha is increasingly isolated as she fights to defend an ex-boyfriend. Determined to ignore Clive, who attempts to force her to confront holes in her client's story, Martha wonders if she's cut out for this. As chambers begin to worry for her emotional stability, Martha's campaign to lead Shoe Lane begins to suffer. Billy's tribunal comes to a head and Shoe Lane votes on the silk to guide them.

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    Martha is increasingly isolated as she fights to defend an ex-boyfriend. Determined to ignore Clive, who attempts to force her to confront holes in her client's story, Martha wonders if she's cut out for this. As chambers begin to worry for her emotional stability, Martha's campaign to lead Shoe Lane begins to suffer. Billy's tribunal comes to a head and Shoe Lane votes on the silk to guide them.

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