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Silk on Masterpiece Mystery!

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Aug 1, 2013 11:26 AM

Join witf TV for a new series as part of this summer's presentation of Masterpiece Mystery! Follow the rivalries, passions and intrigues of criminal law in this modern, fast-paced drama. Silk stars Maxine Peake (“Little Dorrit”) and Rupert Penry-Jones (“MI-5”) as rival barristers Martha and Clive. Written by Peter Moffat (“Criminal Justice”).

  • Episode 1 - Sunday, August 25 - 9:00pm-11:00pm Barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peak) is under pressure to win cases as she aspires to rise to the rank of Queen’s Counsel, also known as “taking Silk”. In an effort to boost her Silk application, Martha takes on challenging cases to prove her merit — and an ambitious student pupil (Tom Hughes). That Martha's opposing counsel in a major case is Clive (Rupert Penry-Jones), a rival barrister in her chambers, complicates matters further. Will Martha be able to satisfy both the personal and the professional demands placed on her?
  • Episode 2 - Sunday, September 1 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm  As Martha defends a vulnerable teenager, the pupils are given their first opportunity to stand up in court. In a separate case, she is forced to defend a police officer accused of racism at a police tribunal. As the pressure continues to mount for Martha and the pupils, Clive receives some astonishing news which could change not only his personal life, but life at chambers for everyone.
  • Episode 3 - Sunday, September 8 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm Both Martha and Clive have their Silk interviews and Martha takes on the biggest case of her life: defending a repeat offender on a murder charge at the Old Bailey. When the case begins to fall apart, Martha struggles to remain focused as the stress on her personal and private life grows. All the while, the pupils' future and the fate of chambers hangs in the balance.

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  • Joyce Hathaway img 2013-08-26 00:04

    I found thie drama."Silk" to be terribly confusinf. There were so many men of similar age and appearance MD MP ADEQIATE DESCRO[TION OF THE GOOD GUYS AND THE BAD. I USAUALLY ENJOY THE mASTERPIECE tHEATRE PROGRAMS BUT I THINK WIL PROBABLY SKIP this one.