BBC One orders political thriller ‘Undercover’ by creator of ‘Silk’

BBC One has commissioned a new “gripping political thriller” from Silk writer Peter Moffat. The six-part series follows a lead character who is about to become the first black Director Of Public Prosecutions. Moffat also penned BBC One’s Criminal Justice and The Village. The official synopsis for Undercover reads: “Just as her life comes under … >

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‘Silk’ last ever episode review

So that’s it. Silk has taken its last bow with an ending that wasn’t quite as conclusive as creator Peter Moffat had hinted. Clive is head of chambers, Jake is back at Shoe Lane, Billy’s secret is out, Mickey Joy is (presumably) sleeping with the fishes and Martha – well, who knows. She vanished in … >

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‘Silk’ Series 3 Episode 5 review

Silk took a melodramatic turn when Martha represented former flame Sean McBride, who was on trial for murder. Whether last week’s events left a bitter taste in Martha’s mouth was completely ignored, and she continued to let her heart rule her head. Silk is a TV drama of course, a very entertaining one at that, … >

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‘Silk’ will not return for Series 4

The creator of Silk has confirmed that the legal drama will not be coming back after the current series ends. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks) and Maxine Peake (Shameless), Series 3 is currently airing at 9pm on Monday nights on BBC One. Writer Peter Moffat told Radio Times: “It has been a complete joy to work … >

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‘Silk’ Series 3 Episode 4 review

On Silk this week Martha had to defend a young Muslim man facing extradition to the US on terrorism charges. One couldn’t expect too much from this plot as its themes have been covered numerous times on television in recent years, but we finally got to see the potentially catastrophic result of Martha’s heart ruling … >

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‘Silk’ Series 3 Episode 3 review

This week’s Silk episode dealt with the highly sensitive subject of assisted suicide. A mother was accused of murdering her severely disabled daughter in a case that pitted friends/lovers Martha and Clive against each other. Despite the tragic case, there was the sense that this was more about Martha and Clive’s rivalry than anything else. … >

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