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Silk, Series Finale, BBC One

Silk, Series Finale, BBC One

First series of Peter Moffat's barrister drama goes out on a high

Mafioso chic for budding QCs Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) and Clive Reader (Rupert Penry-Jones)

Will Silk make it to series two, or will it feel the wrath of BBC One's mad axeman, Danny Cohen? The former, we fervently hope. Despite some implausible incidents and occasionally silly plotlines, Peter Moffat's battling-barristers drama reached the end of its first series looking stronger than when it started.

Moffat has created an unpleasantly realistic atmosphere of career paranoia, and left himself some mouth-watering set-ups for a second series

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I hope Cohen does axe this. Poor story lines and massively overacted by Peake.

Nearly the best thing on telly. More, please.

Excellent cast and plot lines, congratulations to all involved. The whispering classes in the home counties will ensure that Mr Cohen delivers a second and well deserved series.

I really enjoyed it - a real highlight of my viewing week.

Fantastically enjoyable, strong acting skills from most of not all of cast and Peake was a great leading lady. MORE. MORE please....

Silk was an excellent legal drama, thankfully it has been recommissioned

I do hope there's more. haven't enjoyed myself so much since This Life with which it shares many common themes: young professionals on the make, free-flying dialogue. yes, some storylines frankly incredulous - Costello back at her post despite miscarrying - but yes, more please. And get Rupert P-J in there. He's a fantastic actor given more challenges i.e. as in his Spooks outing.

Yes, series two has been commissioned - see our Buzz section.

There was a similar programme a couple of years ago, which I thought better. Phil Davis played the clerk and the Neil Stuke performance appears to have been cribbed from him.

VERY entertaining - well done BBC, keep it coming!

what is the name of the music and who was it by when Billy was going into the scanner

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