Martha has to put her personal feelings aside when she is asked to defend a close friend from her past. Is she strong enough to ask him the tough questions in order to do her job properly?
The evidence against him in the case of a gangland execution is overwhelming. Fingerprints and CCTV put Martha's friend firmly at the scene of the crime, but is it all too convenient? With Clive at her side and CW prosecuting, the stakes are high for everyone. How close were Martha and Sean when they were young, and what are their feelings for each other now?
Billy is shocked when a corrupt solicitor-turned-supergrass from Shoe Lane's past appears to ask for redemption. Meanwhile, battle lines are drawn in chambers as they gear up to an internal tribunal that polarises opinion and Martha begs Billy to tell the truth.
|Martha Costello QC||Maxine Peake|
|Clive Reader QC||Rupert Penry-Jones|
|Billy Lamb||Neil Stuke|
|Harriet Hammond||Miranda Raison|
|Caroline Warwick QC||Frances Barber|
|Alan Cowdrey QC||Alex Jennings|
|Jake Milner||Theo Barklem-Biggs|
|John Bright||John MacMillan|
|Bethany Brassington||Amy Wren|
|Amy Lang||Jessica Henwick|
|Micky Joy||Phil Davis|
|District Judge Dora Noone||Elizabeth Bennet|
|Nick Pellegrini||Nicholas Rowe|
|DCI Fitzpatrick||Vincent Regan|
|Lloyd Brannigan||Joe Renton|
|Louise Philpott||Anna Nightingale|
|David Whitman||William Troughton|
|Magistrates Court Judge 1||Suzi Davies|
|Magistrates Court Judge 2||Jacqueline King|