Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Natalie Dormer and Tom Hughes star in this new drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing barristers on the front line of criminal law, written by Bafta award-winning story teller Peter Moffat. Fresh from a successful defence in a murder trial, barrister Martha Costello is immediately thrown two last-minute cases by the chambers' senior clerk, Billy. The cases are being heard the following morning so that means staying up all night preparing - all this so she can secure a good reference for her application to become a QC Very posh chaos ensues.