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Silk: Episode 1

Following a successful defense in a murder trial, barrister Martha Costello finds herself involved in two last-minute cases by the chambers' senior clerk, Billy. The cases are due to be heard the next morning and Martha is forced to stay up all night preparing. The following morning she is joined by Nick, a new trainee barrister, who she is showing the ropes to. The defendants of the two cases are Rush who is up on an aggravated burglary and Mercedes who is accused of being a drug mule.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Tuesday February 22nd, 2011

Director: Michael Offer
Writer: Peter Moffat

Alternate Airdates:

US (PBS) Aug 25, 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Christianne OliveiraChristianne Oliveira
As Mercedes Cordoba
Gerard HoranGerard Horan
As DS Scarrow
Gregory DonaldsonGregory Donaldson
As Crown Court Gaoler
Helena CullinanHelena Cullinan
As Clerk of the Court
Iain MitchellIain Mitchell
As HHJ Ladd
Jamie Di SpiritoJamie Di Spirito
As Jimmy Johnson
Lorna GayleLorna Gayle
As Phoebe Richards
Nick HendrixNick Hendrix
As Peter (Outdoor Clerk)
Owen TealeOwen Teale
As Brian Frogett
Paul HiltonPaul Hilton
As Gary Rush
Peter Vaughan (1)Peter Vaughan (1)
As Michael Dodd
Theo Barklem BiggsTheo Barklem Biggs
As Jake Milner
William ChubbWilliam Chubb
As HHJ Briscoe
Main Cast
Maxine PeakeMaxine Peake
As Martha Costello
Rupert Penry-JonesRupert Penry-Jones
As Clive Reader
Neil StukeNeil Stuke
As Billy Lamb
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
As Niamh Cranitch
Tom HughesTom Hughes
As Nick Slade
John MacmillanJohn Macmillan
As John Bright
Nina SosanyaNina Sosanya
As Kate Brockman
Other Episode Crew

CreatorPeter Moffat
Executive ProducerHilary Salmon
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Moffat
ProducerCameron Roach
Production DesignerMelanie Allen
EditorIain Erskine
Line ProducerCharlotte Bloxham
Costume DesignerDiana Moseley
Location ManagerRupert Bray
Script SupervisorLindsay Grant
Production CoordinatorSharon Moran
Director of PhotographyFlorian Hoffmeister
Stunt CoordinatorTom Lucy
Production SecretarySamuel Smith (2)
Script EditorVivienne Neary
Sound RecordistChris Ashworth (2)
Production AccountantStephen Bradbury
ComposerDru Masters
Unit ManagerChris Sheriff
Casting DirectorToby Whale
Production RunnerDavid Harwood
Floor RunnerJoe Payne
Make-up DesignerMarella Shearer
Assistant Location ManagerDarin McLeod
Production ConsultantGordon Ronald
Stunt PerformerGordon Seed
Assistant Script EditorAmira El Nemr
1st Assistant DirectorLydia Currie
Second Assistant DirectorChris Croucher
3rd Assistant DirectorSamantha Ross
Assistant Production AccountantVictoria Rickham
Warning: Silk season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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