News

Would you admit to being the legal adviser on BBC drama Silk?

By on

New series of Silk is the most unrealistic yet, despite guidance from top QC.

The nation’s criminal lawyers sought solace from each other on Twitter last night as they struggled to come to terms with the bizarre portrayal of the legal system in returning BBC drama Silk.

The opener to series three of the hit show featured, most memorably, a wild performance from star QC Martha Costello which began with her getting drunk at the Royal Courts of Justice and dancing to Joy Division, and ended with a nonsense closing speech. Naturally, she won the day — much to watching lawyers’ frustration.

Who would admit to being the legal adviser to such junk? The answer was in the credits….

silk-credits

Philippa McAtasney QC of Furnival Chambers, what happened?