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Battle lines are drawn when Martha (Maxine Peake) and Clive (Rupert Penry-Jones) find themselves on opposing sides in a high profile case of assisted suicide.

A mother is accused of helping her severely paralysed daughter to die and Martha must fight to defend her client in a test case amidst the moral arguments that surround such a contentious subject.

As Clive and Martha represent either side of this fractured family, tensions between them rise to the surface that threatens their own relationship.

Elsewhere in Shoe Lane, with the resignation of the Head of Chambers, an opportunity for one of the Silks to lead the march into the future arises. Meanwhile, Billy’s (Neil Stuke) position becomes ever more compromised when a misinterpreted action causes confusion and upset amongst one of Shoe Lane’s newest members.

This week’s guest stars include: Meera Syal (The Kumars), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Adrian Lukis (Toast Of London), Oscar Kennedy (The Politician’s Husband) and Otto Farrant (The White Queen).

Silk episode 3 airs on Monday, 10th March at 9pm on BBC One.

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