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Lawyer dramas are more like real life documentaries these days

There are so few barristers in 'Silk' it makes the programme look like the post-Grayling apocalypse, says Felix

19 March 2014

Confusingly "Silk" came out the same week as the new Silks came out in the list. Tuning in a week later I was intrigued to see whether the television representation would have cheered or deflated those who can now rustle their way around the courtrooms of the land and ride in a big black car to Westminster on the big day of the big wig and the amusing socks and shoes and gloves and everything else that goes with it.

Well - hmm, a supper of chips and whisky at the desk does not appeal, and I do wonder how much longer Martha Costello is going to manage to look that good on it. For my part, life on the road as a hard-working advocate [to adapt one of Dave's phrases that strangely enough seem to apply benignly to everybody else paying taxes in this country but not to hardworking barristers] is that too many Burger Kings, Gingsters' pasties and over-priced beige coffee soon wrecks the complexion and makes...

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