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AD01Jake20140401By Mick Collins
Jake thinks that barristers' clerks and Italian-American gangsters are cut from the same cloth. They both demand loyalty, run people's lives and if you want your business to survive, you have to pay them a chunk of your earnings. In the first part of a series on based on the TV drama Silk, Jake inadvertantly continues the analogy, when he finds himself in the firing line after double-crossing Head Clerk Billy.
Based on the BBC1 series Silk created by Peter Moffat.
Executive producer: Hilary Salmon
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko
As the third series of BBC1's Silk concludes, BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama picks up the reins and broadcasts three plays that focus on life in the Clerks' Room at the Shoe Lane chambers.
As Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court. Now, as modern management supersedes tradition, their livelihoods may be under threat, and our drama reflects this through the ongoing battle between Head Clerk Billy Lamb and Practice Manager Harriet Hammond (Miranda Raison).
The three radio dramas centre around life in the Clerks' Room, and each play focuses on the professional tribulations of the three Junior Clerks; Jake, Bethany and John.
The dramas feature the same core cast and characters from the TV show's Clerks' Room: Neil Stuke, Miranda Raison, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren. Guest appearances from Charles Edwards, Anthony Welsh, Jeany Spark, Flaminia Cinque and others.
The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat, and the writers of the radio dramas are Mick Collins and Janice Okoh.
AD02Bethany20140408By Janice Okoh
Based on the BBC1 series Silk, the radio series tells of the adventure and mishap in the Clerks' Room at the Shoe Lane chambers.
As a junior clerk in a male-dominated clerks' room, Bethany doesn't need reminding that her dream to become a barrister should remain a closely-held secret. But when she finds herself in hot water after unknowingly giving a must-win case to a pitifully under-performing barrister, her passion for the law comes into its own.
BBC1's Silk created by Peter Moffat
Executive producer: Hilary Salmon
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.
AD03 LASTJohn20140415By Mick Collins
From an original idea by Janice Okoh and Mick Collins
Based on the BBC1 series Silk, the radio series tells of the adventures and mishaps in the Clerks' Room at the Shoe Lane chambers.
As the battle of supremacy of the clerks' room reaches fever pitch, John finds himself caught in the crossfire.
Head Clerk Billy Lamb and Practice Manager Harriet Hammond have made no secret of their disdain for each other's work practices. The conflict passes the point of no return when they both independently conspire to oust each other. As second-in-command, John soon finds out how highly both sides value his allegiance. Forced to pick a side, it's not long before he's embroiled in plotting a devious coup.
BBC1's Silk created by Peter Moffat
Executive producer: Hilary Salmon
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.
01Drama20150803By Mick Collins
Following the cuts to Legal Aid the pressure is mounting on Shoe Lane barristers' chambers. Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) anticipates that they are on the brink of financial collapse and makes a desperate bid to secure work from an unscrupulous solicitor. But his wheeler-dealing creates unease in the Shoe Lane clerks' room and he soon finds himself at loggerheads with his star-performing barrister Rose Parker (Alex Tregear).
The drama series is inspired by the BBC One legal drama Silk and features the same core cast and characters from the TV show's clerks' room: Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren and John Macmillan.
As Billy Lamb would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court.
The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.





02Drama20150804By Mick Collins
A rift at Shoe Lane causes prosecution to be pitted against defence, with Billy Lamb and his deputy John Bright vying for control of the clerks' room. Junior barrister Amy Lang risks becoming a pawn in their game as John makes promises that he can't keep.
As Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court.
The dramas feature the same core cast and characters from the TV show's Clerks' Room: Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren, John Macmillan.
The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.






03Drama20150805By Mick Collins
Time is running out for Billy Lamb as he struggles to save Shoe Lane. With days remaining for him to secure a guaranteed income, his only option is to force the hand of an unscrupulous solicitor. But where will he find the leverage? A suspicious alibi in a GBH trial provides a clue.
As Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court.
The dramas feature the same core cast and characters from the TV show's Clerks' Room: Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren, John Macmillan and Jessica Henwick.
The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

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  • Legal and Courtroom / Drama