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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.0  (5,548)

Silk is a British legal drama television series that aired on BBC One from 2011 to 2014. Created by Peter Moffat, the show follows the professional and personal lives of a group of barristers at Shoe Lane Chambers in London, England. The main character of the show is Martha Costello QC, played by Natalie Dormer. Costello is a brilliant and ambitious barrister who is determined to become the first woman to be appointed as a QC. She is driven by her desire to make a difference in people's lives and to fight for justice.

Martha is joined by a talented cast of characters, including her colleague and friend, Clive Reader QC, played by Rupert Penry-Jones. Clive is a charming and charismatic barrister who is known for his ability to win over juries with his persuasive arguments. He and Martha share a playful, competitive relationship, often pitting their skills against each other in the courtroom.

Other key characters include Nick Slade, played by Tom Hughes, a young barrister who is eager to make a name for himself; Billy Lamb, played by Neil Stuke, who manages the chambers and acts as guide and mentor to the younger barristers; and Niamh Cranitch, played by Emma Fielding, a no-nonsense senior clerk who keeps everything running smoothly.

Throughout the series, the barristers take on a variety of cases, from high-profile murder trials to complex commercial disputes. They must navigate the complex and often murky world of the legal system, dealing with difficult clients, rivals, and judges along the way.

But the show is not just about the professional lives of the barristers. It also delves into their personal lives and relationships, exploring the difficult choices they must make as they balance their careers with their families and their own personal desires.

One of the most notable aspects of Silk is its portrayal of the British legal system. The show offers a detailed and nuanced look at the inner workings of the barrister profession, from the hierarchy of chambers to the intricacies of courtroom procedure. It also highlights the challenges facing women and minorities in the profession, as they must navigate a system that is often resistant to change.

The writing, acting, and production values of Silk are all top-notch, making for a gripping and entertaining show that is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Whether you're a legal drama fan or simply appreciate well-crafted television, Silk is a must-watch.

Silk is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on February 22, 2011.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 31, 2014
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.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 24, 2014
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.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 17, 2014
Dani' nephew is fighting extradition to the US on charges of terrorism and despite Clive' warnings Martha cannot let the system swallow up a young man without any firm evidence.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 10, 2014
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.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
March 3, 2014
Delving into the murky world of professional football, Martha must put her feelings aside to defend a footballer accused of a pitch assault on another player. Witnessed by tens of thousands of football fans it seems an impossible task.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 24, 2014
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.
Where to Watch Silk
Silk is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Silk on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 22, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (5,548)