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First Aired: February 22nd, 2011
Status: Ended
Genre: Drama
Air Time: Tuesday, 09:00 PM
Network: BBC One
Summary: Maxine Peake is Martha Costello, in her thirties, single, passionate and a defence barrister applying for silk. Innocent until proven guilty are four words she lives by. But how does this fundamental principle stand up to examination by clients who are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes evil? Martha is faced with challenging cases and surprising clients. Her beliefs and prejudices, her conscience and her faith in the criminal justice system are tested to the limit over the course of the series. Joining Martha is Clive Reader, played by Rupert Penry-Jones. He's funny, gifted and dangerous. The same age as Martha, they're called to the bar together. Both are applying for silk – how they perform in court is vital to this process and Clive knows how to play the game. Neil Stuke plays Billy, the senior clerk at Martha's chambers. He is dedicated to Martha, even if secretly he believes that she hasn't got a chance of being made a QC. Nick Slade, played by Tom Hughes is Martha's pupil. Niamh Cranitch (Natalie Dormer) is assigned to Clive. Both are thrown in at the deep end and, as "baby barristers", must sink or swim. Only one pupil will be taken on as a member of chambers at the end of the series. Who will it be and why? And how will Martha and Clive influence the outcome?
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# of Episodes: 18
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Maxine Peake - Martha Costello
Maxine Peake
as Martha Costello
Rupert Penry-Jones - Clive Reader
Rupert Penry-Jones
as Clive Reader
Natalie Dormer - Niamh Cranitch
Natalie Dormer
as Niamh Cranitch
Jessica Henwick - Amy Lang
Jessica Henwick
as Amy Lang
Phil Davis - Micky Joy
Phil Davis
as Micky Joy
Miranda Raison - Harriet Hammond
Miranda Raison
as Harriet Hammond
John MacMillan - John Bright
John MacMillan
as John Bright
Frances Barber - Caroline Warwick
Frances Barber
as Caroline Warwick
Amy Wren - Bethany Brassington
Amy Wren
as Bethany Brassington
Alex Jennings - Alan Cowdrey
Alex Jennings
as Alan Cowdrey
Indira Varma - George Duggan
Indira Varma
as George Duggan
Tom Hughes - Nick Slade
Tom Hughes
as Nick Slade
Neil Stuke - Billy Lamb
Neil Stuke
as Billy Lamb
Theo Barklem-Biggs - Jake Milner
Theo Barklem-Biggs
as Jake Milner