Silk returns to BBC One on 24 February

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The BBC has announced that legal drama Silk will return to BBC One and BBC One HD on 24 February. This will be the third series of the legal drama, which premiered on the BBC in 2011. The show stars Maxine Peake as a high powered barrister in London and was created by Criminal Justice writer Peter Moffat.

As well as Peake, the third series will star Rupert Penry-Jones, John MacMillan, Amy Wren, Theo Barklem-Biggs and Neil Stuke. The series will open with Clive (Penry-Jones) finally becoming a Silk, though his celebrations will be interrupted by a terrible situation involving the head of chambers.

The show is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One and regularly brings in a large audience. It earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series for its second series, though it has been off-air for nearly two years, with series two completing its run in Spring 2012.

The first two series are released on DVD in the UK by BBC Worldwide (who also make the show available on Netflix) and airs in the USA on PBS.

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