The Escape Artist [NOOK Video]

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From PBS - David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname–The Escape Artist. Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) portrays Will’s wife Kate, mother to his son Jamie and the rock of his world. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda), Will is in high demand, as he has never lost a case. But when Will’s talents acquit Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who is standing trial for a horrific and high-profile murder, that courtroom brilliance comes back to bite him. Foyle walks free on a technicality, but he is a serial killer and it is ...
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    • 1. Episode One
    • From PBS and Masterpiece - Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname – The Escape Artist. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner, Will is in high demand, as he has never lost a case. But when Will’s talents acquit Liam Foyle, who is standing trial for an horrific and high-profile murder, that courtroom brilliance comes back to bite him. Foyle walks free, but he is a serial killer. His next victim is only a matter of time. And, sure enough, he kills again


      Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date:

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    • 2. Episode Two
    • Fom PBS and Masterpiece - Liam Foyle is back in the dock and Will Burton’s courtroom nemesis, Maggie Gardner, is leading his defense. After years in Will’s shadow, Maggie is out to prove a point and will stop at nothing to win. With no meaningful physical evidence, Will’s chambers need all the help they can get to guarantee Foyle’s prosecution. But their most brilliant legal brain is unable to help, as Will is the key witness in the trial. Will must find a way to bolster the prosecution’s case without jeopardising the veracity of the trial, as Foyle continues to terrorise those close to Will.


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    • 3. Episode Three
    • From PBS and Masterpiece - Maggie & Will go to even greater lengths to win the case, finding themselves ever closer to the dangerous and cunning Liam Foyle. Will is faced with the sickening prospect that Foyle may walk free. The bloody and thrilling conclusion to The Escape Artist asks the question what happens when law has been practiced but no justice served? We see Will reject the profession that has sustained him all his adult life and seek the ultimate justice. But can he get away with it?


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Overview

From PBS - David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname–The Escape Artist. Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) portrays Will’s wife Kate, mother to his son Jamie and the rock of his world. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda), Will is in high demand, as he has never lost a case. But when Will’s talents acquit Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who is standing trial for a horrific and high-profile murder, that courtroom brilliance comes back to bite him. Foyle walks free on a technicality, but he is a serial killer and it is only a matter of time until he kills again. Will must confront his primal instincts as this thriller pushes his legal world far beyond an intellectual exercise.
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  • BN ID: 2949000953641
  • Network: Public Media Distribution
  • Format: NOOK Video