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Silk

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Legal drama series. Feelings run high when a murder trial close to home sends shockwaves through Shoe Lane Chambers. Can Martha uncover the truth in time? Show more

Contributors

Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader QC:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Harriet Hammond:
Miranda Raison
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Hugo Milson QC:
Malcolm Sinclair
PC Adam Butcher:
Alan McKenna
Inspector Wright:
Terence Beesley
Darren Goodchild:
Ade Oyefeso
Makin LJ:
Pip Torrens
PC Michael Lewis:
Rocky Marshall
Ruby Carter:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Johnny Foster:
Gareth Williams
Magistrate:
Roberta Kerr
Court Clerk:
Melissa Johns
Producer:
Matt Strevens
Director:
Marc Jobst

Silk

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Legal drama series. When a violent pitch assault ends in court, Martha reluctantly defends the accused, delving into the murky world of professional football to discover the truth. Show more

Contributors

Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader QC:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Harriet Hammond:
Miranda Raison
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Jordan Sinclair:
Ukweli Roach
Paul Tennison:
Benjamin Dilloway
Dean Trent:
Jay Taylor
HHJ Christine Barnabyl:
Stella Gonet
Ben Madden:
Brian Capron
Christopher Rankin:
Simon Meacock
Stacey Grant:
Nicola Sangster
Gary Flanders:
Stewart Lockwood
District Judge Dora Noone:
Elizabeth Bennett
HHJ Stephen Grimes:
David McAlister
Custody Officer:
Marcus Cunningham
Hotel Receptionist:
Alana Ramsey
Court Clerk:
Sophie Bevan
Producer:
Matt Strevens
Director:
Marc Jobst

Silk

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Tensions are high when a mother is accused of assisting her teenage daughter to die. Battle lines are drawn as Martha and Clive take opposing sides in this high profile case. Show more

Contributors

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
Aisha Wiseman:
Meera Syal
Russell:
Jay Simpson
Sarah Stephens:
Claire Skinner
Patrick Stephens:
Adrian Lukis
HHJ Brown:
David Rintoul
Luckhurst:
Michael Gould
Harry Stephens:
Otto Farant
Fraser Stephens:
Oscar Kennedy
Joanna Stephens:
Georgina Beedle
Producer:
Matt Strevens

Silk

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Martha is unsure who to trust when she defends a suspected terrorist from extradition to the USA. Is he really as innocent as he claims and what are the US and MI5 hiding? Show more

Contributors

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
Dani Kakwani:
Ace Bhatti
Rashid Hirani:
Sagar Radia
Elizabeth Forester:
Eleanor Matsuura
LJ Reynolds:
David Bradley
Ashley:
Tara Hodge
Salim Dasti:
Danny Ashok
Producer:
Matt Strevens

Silk

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. Martha Costello is now a QC, but she learns fast that it can be lonely at the top. She is defending Brendan Kay, a member of one of London's biggest crime outfits. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Peter Hoar
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Micky Joy:
Phil Davis
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Brendan Kay:
Paul Kynman
Jody Farr:
Finbar Lynch
Derek Storey:
Jonathan McGuinness
Fatima Ali:
Shanaya Rafaat
Judge Goodbrand:
Nicholas Jones
Prison Officer:
Kemal Sylvester
Female Silk:
Claire Porter
Gaoler:
Seun Shote
PC Brett:
Phil Deguara
Count Clerk:
Christopher James
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

Silk

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. At the Supreme Court, Martha is representing Jackson Henderson in a death row case. Against a ticking clock, Martha faces the toughest legal argument of her career. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Jeremy Webb
Director:
Jeremy Webb
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Micky Joy:
Phil Davis
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Daniel Lomas:
Shaun Evans
HHJ Maikin:
Pip Torrens
Florence Henderson:
Natasha Williams
Mohammed Ali:
Nasser Memarzia

Silk

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. In an effort to boost her Silk application, Martha accepts a rape case. But as the case draws to a close, she realises that things aren't always black and white. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
Michael Offer
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Gary Rush:
Paul Hilton
Annie Laidlaw:
Sian Brooke
Alan Bradley:
John Light
PC Wendy Banks:
Kerry Godliman
Steve Clarke:
Jack James
HHJ Makin:
Pip Torrens
Clerk of the Court:
Simon Shackleton
Prosecutor - Magistrates Court:
Nick Sampson
District Judge:
Jane Lucas
Dr Arnold:
Buffy Davis
Clerk of the Court:
Flip Webster

Silk

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha has to defend a racist police officer as well as getting bail for another client. Clive receives some astonishing news which could affect everyone at chambers. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
David Evans
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Mark Draper:
Reece Noi
Noah Zeigler:
Adrian Schiller
Keith Wearing:
Dorian Lough
PS Rachna Ali:
Syreeta Kumar
Alan Carruthers:
Peter Wight
Peter Antwi:
Ariyon Bakare
PC Johnson:
Jimmy Akingbola
Ben Samways:
Aaron Shosanya
Chair of Magistrates:
Sheila Ruskin

Silk

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha prosecutes a high-profile case of a teacher accused of assault, while Nick takes on his first big case. Meanwhile, Martha and Clive have their Silk interviews. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Noah Zeigler:
Adrian Schiller
Wendy Ford:
Fenella Woolgar
Tony Paddick:
Paul Ready
HHJ Maikin:
Pip Torrens
Anthony Hartcliffe:
Ryan Hayward
Lindsey Moxham:
Lauren Crace
Alexis Glover:
Clara Salaman
Sean McDaid:
Reece Beaumont
Clerk of the Court:
Christopher Gilling
Baroness Renolleau:
Susan Tracy
Alex Turley:
Paul Thornley
Turley's Solicitor:
Jacqueline Boatswain
Magistrates Judge:
Thomas Wheatley

Silk

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. Martha represents Captain Ed Ryan in a court-martial. He is accused of disobeying an order, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old private. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Peter Hoar
Director:
Peter Hoar
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Micky Joy:
Phil Davis
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Captain Ed Ryan:
Matthew McNulty
Captain Robert Cassidy:
Jamie Parker
Lt Col Jack Clemence:
Tom Beard
Judge Hoyle:
Tim McMullan
Major Scotter:
Andrew Woodall
Sgt Major Chris Pierce:
Mark Lewis Jones
Mrs Rivers:
Sonia Ritter
Paul McGovern:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Private Andy Bloxham:
Joshua Mayes-Cooper
Fatima Ali:
Shanaya Rafaat
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

Silk

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. Martha represents the driver of a high security prison van who is accused of causing a prisoner's death. Meanwhile Clive is struggling to get through to Fatima Ali. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Daniel Lomas:
Shaun Evans
Dr Liam King:
Jonathan Aris
Alasdair McKinley QC:
Ron Donachie
Angie Lloyd:
Sadie Shimmin
Arlo Wright:
Calum Callaghan
Posh Male Candidate:
Ben Lamb

Silk

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The personal and the professional collide when someone close to Martha needs her help. Determined to fight, is she strong enough to ask the tough questions in order to do her job? Show more

Contributors

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
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
Producer:
Matt Strevens
Director:
Cilla Ware

Silk

Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Martha's case continues and tensions are high as the evidence stacks up against Sean. Has he been completely honest with her, and is she really cut out for this world? Show more

Contributors

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
Micky Joy:
Phil Davis
District Judge Dora Noone:
Elizabeth Bennet
DCI Fitzpatrick:
Vincent Regan
Elizabeth Buchan:
Emma Fielding
Producer:
Matt Strevens
Director:
Cilla Ware

Silk

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha is given two cases for the next day and must prepare overnight. Can she save both her clients from prison and get a good reference for her Silk application? Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
Michael Offer
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
Michael Dodd:
Peter Vaughan
Gary Rush:
Paul Hilton
Brian Frogett:
Owen Teale
HHJ Briscoe:
William Chubb
DS Scarrow:
Gerard Horan
HHJ Ladd:
Iain Mitchell
Mercedes Cordoba:
Christianne Oliveira
Crown Court Gaoler:
Greg Donaldson
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Peter (Outdoor Clerk):
Nick Hendrix
Clerk of the Court:
Helena Cullinan
Phoebe Richards:
Lorna Gayle

Silk

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha defends a vulnerable teenager, while the pupils take on a low-level magistrates' court case. Martha and Nick soon find themselves in challenging positions. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
David Evans
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Mark Draper:
Reece Noi
Michael Connolly:
Will Keen
Daniel Donovan:
Aden Gillett
Noah Zeigler:
Adrian Schiller
Steve Crocker:
Mark Flitton
Sue Crocker:
Alison Newman
Ray Graham:
Tony Turner
Judge Stephen Morris:
Mark Tandy
Chris Lakeman:
Jason Maza
Andrew Wiles:
Rupert Wickham
Andrea Wiles:
Penelope McGhie
PC Seth Vernon:
Lloyd Hutchinson
Usher (Dog Case):
Matt Warman

Silk

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha takes on the biggest case of her life, defending a repeat offender on a murder charge. Meanwhile, it is decision time for the pupils. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Mark Draper:
Reece Noi
Michael Connolly:
Will Keen
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
Joe Gillespie QC:
Adrian Dunbar
Gary Rush:
Paul Hilton
Brian Frogett:
Owen Teale
Helen Guthrie:
Penny Downie
John Guthrie:
Brodie Ross
Justice Elizabeth Frank:
Diana Quick
Bill Cutler:
Sam Graham
Clerk of the Court:
Peter Hamilton-Dyer

Silk

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. Clive is in Oxford, prosecuting three students accused of sexually assaulting a waitress. Up against an intimidating defence counsel, Clive begins to waver. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Ricky Armitage:
Morgan Watkins
Hugo Milson QC:
Malcolm Sinclair
Roland Boyce QC:
Ray Fearon
Gareth Wells QC:
David Bark-Jones
Ed Marmor:
Rhashan Stone
Tavishi Gupta:
Stephanie Street
Izzy Calvin:
Tamla Kari
Jamie Slotover:
Kaye Wragg
Tom McFarland:
James Northcote
Andrew Redford:
James Musgrave
Patrick Telford:
Jack Farthing
Henry Zucker:
Robin Soans
Paddy Caffrey:
Simon Wilson
Peter Craven:
Simon Merrells
HHJ Sadler:
Simon Chandler
Osmet Latif:
Munir Khairdin
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon