Series 3

About the show

All’s fair in love and law

Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones return in Peter Moffat’s legal drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing a group of top-end barristers.

Martha Costello is a brilliant, passionate defence barrister and now a QC of a year’s standing. Her reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden has grown and now she’s busier than ever.

Meanwhile Clive Reader, now also a QC, is specialising in prosecution. The criminal bar is a small world and increasingly the two barristers are pitted against each other in court.

Their lives are made all the more complicated when Clive tells Martha he loves her – could these two finally become a couple or will work always get in the way?

Smart and classy with sharp, witty dialogue, Silk is a fast-paced drama following the rivalry, tension, passion and intrigue of life on the front line of criminal law.