Will Burton is a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners... hence his nickname of “The Escape Artist”.
Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results... not to mention a shocking twist in the tale.
The Escape Artist - 3 x 60' - first broadcast on BBC One on 29th October 2013 weekly.
David Tennant won a Scottish BAFTA Award for his portrayal of Will Burton and David Wolstencroft earned a Scottish BAFTA Award nomination for Best Writer. The Sound team also earned a BAFTA TV Craft Award nomination.
'tense story laced with cruel irony'
The Escape Artist
Will Burton - David Tennant
Kate Burton - Ashley Jensen
Maggie Gardner - Sophie Okenedo
Liam Foyle - Toby Kebbell
Jamie Burton - Gus Barry
Directed by Brian Welsh
Written by David Wolstencroft
Produced by Paul Frift & Hilary Bevan Jones
Executive Produced by David Wolstencroft & Matthew Read
Will Burton meets Liam Foyle - Clip
Will Burton meets his sinister new client, Liam Foyle to discuss his defence.
Jamie is in danger - Clip
Will Burton learns to his horror that Liam Foyle is out on bail. Will's son, Jamie, may be in grave danger now that Foyle has been given his freedom.