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In this legal procedural series, British lawyers work to make sure that justice is served, but the system doesn't always make things easier. Both experienced barristers and young students do their best in the face of overwhelming odds. Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, and Neil Stuke star.

3 Seasons, 18 Episodes
February 22, 2011
Crime, Drama
Cast: Rupert Penry-Jones
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  • Martha is becoming isolated as she fights to defend ex-boyfriend Sean against overwhelming evidence. Determined to ignore Clive, who attempts to force her to confront the holes in her client' story.

  • 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? The evidence against him in the case of a gangland execution is overwhelming.

  • Battle lines are drawn when Martha and Clive find themselves on opposing sides in a high profile case of assisted suicide. A mother is accused of helping her severely paralyzed daughter to die and Martha must fight to defend her client.

  • Clive has finally become a Silk but his party is cut short when news of the arrest of the son of the Head of Chambers for killing a police officer reaches the celebrations. Martha must step in to defend the young man despite the overwhelming evidence.

  • Clive is in the city of Oxford to prosecute three male students who have been accused of sexually assaulting a young waitress. The three silks up against him attempt to use who playground tactics to beat him. Clive starts to lose his nerve but following a chance encounter with former friend Ed Marmor his confidence improves and he discovers a passion for prosecuting which he didn't know he had. Martha is defending Ricky Armitage, who has wrecked his local mini-mart and attacked the owner.

  • Martha has to represent Captain Ed Ryan during a Court Martial. He has been accused of disobeying an order, which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old private. Martha seeks tfor he truth which she believes is hidden beneath words of loyalty and honour. Clive is tempted after Caroline Warwick offers him some juicy prosecution work to help his silk application. Billy ends up warning him to keep his relationship with George Duggan purely professional.

  • Martha is defending Brendan Kay, a member of one of capital's hugest crime outfits the Farr Family. He has been accused of blinding a car wash attendant who disrespected Jody Farr. He was found with the victim's blood on his shoes and confessed in the back of a police car making it look a hard case to win. Martha's job is made even harder as Brendan's solicitor, Micky Joy, walks both sides of the line. Clive works on a sensitive case with a new solicitor called George Duggan, and is surprised after he discovers that he's met his match.

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