The third series of the British TV drama returns, which follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk." Star of the show Clive (Rupert Penry-Jones) has finally become a silk, however his celebration party is disrupted dramatically when news comes in that the son of the head of chambers has been arrested for killing a police officer. Martha (Maxine Peake) must defend the young man, even though there is overwhelming evidence against him. Hopefully Clive can use his new 'silk' powers to help her out though - has to be useful for something after all he's done to get there. Also tonight, Billy struggles with a secret and a new practice manager sends ripples through the clerks' room.