Feb. 22, 2011
60 min.
BBC One TV Network

Top Contributors

Silk tv show photo


Martha Costello is in her thirties, single, passionate and a Defence Barrister applying for Silk (Highest ranking of a Barrister). Innocent until proven guilty are four words she lives by. But how does this fundamental principle stand up to examination by clients who are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes evil? Martha is faced with challenging cases and surprising clients.

Characters: #2 of 79 (Full List)
Previous Next

Clive Reader Silk
2 Fans

Clive Reader

Add to My Characters
  Played by:
Rupert Penry-JonesRupert Penry-Jones
Rupert William Penry-Jones (born September 22, 1970, London) is an English actor, best known for his ...

Character Bio

Clive Reader photo
Flamboyant, badly behaved, gifted and incredibly ambitious, Clive is Martha's equal and opposite. He is also her closest confidante. Educated at Harrow and Oxford, he epitomizes the stereotypical public school boy image. However despite this, he's funny and charming and people like him because he's very good value and keeps his tongue in his cheek just enough to temper his arrogance.

Clive thrives in the courtroom, sparring verbally with the witnesses and his fellow barristers. He is a brilliant barrister who likes everyone to know it, none more so when he achieves Silk and becomes a serious contender for Head of Chambers. Clive has also started to gain a reputation as a prosecutor, building a relationship with the CPS and alienating himself from Martha and Billy who believe Shoe Lane should focus on defense work. As his feelings for Martha grow, so does his concern for her.

Episode Screenshots

03x04 - Series 3, Episode 4
Season 3, Episode 04
01x05 - Series 1, Episode 5
Season 1, Episode 05
01x04 - Series 1, Episode 4
Season 1, Episode 04
01x02 - Series 1, Episode 2
Season 1, Episode 02
[More Episodes]

Clive Reader Photos

powered by google images
Previous | Next   (1)
Previous: Martha Costello Next: Billy Lamb
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.