We are almost coming to the end of the third series of “Silk”- the six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Our exceptionally talented, Maxine Peake, stars as straight-talking Martha Costello, who lives for her career which always comes before her personal life. However, she begins to question herself; what she does, why she does it and why she believes in it. For the first time we see Martha truly vulnerable and disillusioned – glimpsing beneath the battle armour she wears so well…

Maxine is also starring with fellow Earache-r Blake Harrison in the film “Keeping Rosy”- out later this year!

Catch “Silk” on Monday nights at 9pm on BBC1