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Review: 'Silk' renders British court drama with conviction
Review: 'Silk' renders British court drama with conviction

"The Good Wife" meets "Law and Order: U.K." in "Silk," a six-hour, three-episode series premiering on PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" on Sunday night. As host Alan Cumming helpfully explains in the first-night introduction, "Silk" refers to the prestigious position of Queen's Counsel: In British court, these high-ranking barristers wear gowns of silk (also those crazy wig hats). Applying for silk is one Martha Costello (Maxine Peake), a passionate defense barrister who has made the law her life. Idealistic yet pragmatic, professionally fearless yet personally vulnerable, Martha firmly believes that providing a strong defense for...

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