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Felix | Television: a great crime prevention tool

Silk may glamorise criminal trials, but TV can be used to put off would-be felons, says Felix

21 May 2012

How exciting that a new series of Silk tarted on television. On the one hand I am a little surprised to see it back at all – surely in this new age of quality assessment and reappraisal it should have been required, like its real-life aspirant subjects, to fill in an application form explaining why it wanted to go on television, what it thought it brought to the role of a television programme, why it was particularly suited to the slot of prime time television and, lastly, provide a whole load of references from other more senior television programmes (Rumpole of the Bailey, Kavanagh QC, Crown Court even) to say that it is a jolly good programme and just the right sort of thing that the public needs.

In the same way, much as the barristers are gorgeous – I have only seen the trailers so far so it is clear that they are – I wonder how any of the silks who are the stars of the show have actually got their achi...

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