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Silk, Series 2 Episode 1 of 6

Martha Costello is now a QC, but she learns fast that it can be lonely at the top. At Shoe Lane Chambers times are tough, and senior clerk Billy struggles to keep things afloat while Clive Reader tries to be stoic about his unsuccessful silk application.

Martha is defending Brendan Kay, a member of one of London's biggest crime outfits. He is accused of blinding a man, who allegedly disrespected their 'number two'. Martha's job is made harder because Brendan's solicitor, Micky Joy, is an old school player of the system who walks both sides of the line.

Also up against a notorious QC, Caroline Warwick, nicknamed Lady Macbeth for her uncompromising approach in court, Martha feels herself pulled by the various political forces around her, and realises to win she will need an all or nothing defence.

Meanwhile, Clive takes on a sensitive case with a new solicitor, George Duggan.

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Last on

Sat 19 May 2012 02:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerRichard Stokes
ProducerRichard Stokes
DirectorPeter Hoar
DirectorPeter Hoar
WriterPeter Moffat
WriterPeter Moffat
Martha Costello QCMaxine Peake
Martha CostelloMaxine Peake
Clive ReaderRupert Penry-Jones
Clive ReaderRupert Penry-Jones
Billy LambNeil Stuke
Billy LambNeil Stuke
Micky JoyPhil Davis
Micky JoyPhil Davis
Caroline Warwick QCFrances Barber
Caroline Warwick QCFrances Barber
George DugganIndira Varma
George DugganIndira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QCAlex Jennings
Alan Cowdrey QCAlex Jennings
John BrightJohn MacMillan
John BrightJohn MacMillan
Jake MilnerTheo Barklem-Biggs
Jake MilnerTheo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany BrassingtonAmy Wren
Bethany BrassingtonAmy Wren
Brendan KayPaul Kynman
Brendan KayPaul Kynman
Jody FarrFinbar Lynch
Jody FarrFinbar Lynch
Derek StoreyJonathan McGuinness
Derek StoreyJonathan McGuinness
Fatima AliShanaya Rafaat
Fatima AliShanaya Rafaat
Judge GoodbrandNicholas Jones
Judge GoodbrandNicholas Jones
Prison OfficerKemal Sylvester
Prison OfficerKemal Sylvester
Female SilkClaire Porter
Female SilkClaire Porter
GaolerSeun Shote
GaolerSeun Shote
PC BrettPhil Deguara
PC BrettPhil Deguara
Count ClerkChristopher James
Count ClerkChristopher James
Executive ProducerPeter Moffat
Executive ProducerPeter Moffat
Executive ProducerHilary Salmon
Executive ProducerHilary Salmon

Video interview: Neil Stuke

Neil Stuke details the conflict between Billy and Harriet

Neil describes the conflict between Billy and the officer manager.

Video interview: Miranda Raison

Miranda Raison introduces new office manager Harriet

Miranda introduces Harriet and her relationship with Billy.

Video interview: Jessica Henwick

Jessica Henwick introduces new barrister pupil Amy

Jessica Henwick introduces determined barrister pupil, Amy.

Trail: Silk Series 3

Silk

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

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