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Masterpiece Episode: "Silk: Episode 1"

Season 43, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: The British legal drama "Silk" opens with barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peake), who hopes to advance to the rank of Queen's Counsel, assigned two cases for the following day: one involves an accused burglar and the other a supposed drug mule. At the same time, she takes on a new trainee barrister (Tom Hughes).
Original Air Date: Aug 25, 2013
Guest Cast Jack James: Steve Clarke Pip Torrens: HHJ Makin Helena Cullinan: Clerk of the Court Nina Sosanya: Kate Brockman Tom Hughes: Nick Slade Iain Mitchell: HHJ Ladd Maxine Peake: Martha Costello Paul Hilton: Gary Rush Gerard Horan: DS Scarrow Peter Vaughan: Michael Dodd Neil Stuke: Billy Lamb Natalie Dormer: Niamh Cranitch Nick Sampson: Prosecutor - Magistrates Court Sian Brooke: Annie Laidlaw William Chubb: HHJ Briscoe Greg Donaldson: Crown Court Gaoler Kerry Godliman: PC Wendy Banks Owen Teale: Brian Frogett Rupert Penry-Jones: Clive Reader John Light: Alan Bradley

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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