Here’s a new gowns and gangsters series Silk on BBC1 with gritty Maxine Peake as an up and thrusting barrister who wants to be a Queen’s Council. She is from up North and edgy in sunglasses and dodgy in her dealings as she competes with posh male barrister Rupert Penry Jones who’s a toffee – a Rupert but good looking and so refined.

They battle for cases, for promotion and no doubt will do respectable in the ratings. Never going to be a Rumpole or a Kavanagh QC but there always seems to be a slot for wigs and legal jargon.