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Beyond good and evil: Silk goes to court | reviews, news & interviews

Beyond good and evil: Silk goes to court

Beyond good and evil: Silk goes to court

Sparks fly as battling barristers fight to become QCs

Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones (second left and centre) head the cast of Peter Moffat's new six-part legal series

The legal drama has become a staple of stage and screen, for a variety of excellent reasons. All of human life really is there, from love and hate to good and evil, crammed into the claustrophobic cockpit of the courtroom. Adding an extra squirt of kerosene to an already explosive mix is the fact that, as Dr Gregory House likes to say, “Everybody lies.”

Martha Costello is a rarity in a profession which has only appointed 245 female QCs in its entire history

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This looks as though it could be quite promising. As an former solicitor, I find a lot of these dramas become somewhat cliched, but the "battle" to gain silk between the two main protaganists should give the show that little edge. Good cast too!

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