Sunday, August 25, 2013

Silk Premieres Tonight on Masterpiece Mystery

Tonight PBS will start the three part series of a british law drama called Silk, starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones. 

Two rival barristers, one an idealistic defense lawyer, Martha Costello, and the other a ruthless prosecutor, Clive Reader, compete for the prestigious appointment as Queen's Counsel in three episodes of high-stakes cases and the rivalry, tension, and intrigue on the front lines of criminal law.

The show is called Silk because barristers who are in the Queen's Counsel wear silk robes and this appointment is called "in the silk."

Here's a scene from tonight's episode of Silk

Silk premieres tonight at 9:00pm on most PBS stations with Part one. Part two will run on September 1 and part three on September 8. 


  1. Thanks. I had a vague recollection that this was coming but no idea when. Going to set the DVR now.

  2. My DVR is always set for Masterpiece, and I'm excited that it's a new show.

  3. Kerry, that is really smart. I'm always afraid to max out my DVR space when I am busy with other things and don't get to watch stuff. I'm always weeks behind.