Episode 5

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Silk, Series 1 Episode 5 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

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?


Cameron Roach
Catherine Morshead
Steve Thompson
Martha Costello
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman
Nina Sosanya
John Bright
John MacMillan
Jake Milner
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson
Jamie Di Spirito
Noah Zeigler
Adrian Schiller
Wendy Ford
Fenella Woolgar
Tony Paddick
Paul Ready
HHJ Maikin
Pip Torrens
Lindsey Moxham
Lauren Crace
Shannon Tarbet
Alexis Glover
Clara Salaman
Sean McDaid
Reece Beaumont
Clerk of the Court
Christopher Gilling
Baroness Renolleau
Susan Tracy
Alex Turley
Paul Thornley
Magistrates Judge
Thomas Wheatley


Video interview: Neil Stuke

Image for Neil Stuke details the conflict between Billy and Harriet

Neil describes the conflict between Billy and the officer manager.

Video interview: Miranda Raison

Image for Miranda Raison introduces new office manager Harriet

Miranda introduces Harriet and her relationship with Billy.

Video interview: Jessica Henwick

Image for Jessica Henwick introduces new barrister pupil Amy

Jessica Henwick introduces determined barrister pupil, Amy.

Trail: Silk Series 3


Official launch trail for Silk which returns for a third series.

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