The Escape Artist

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 โ€œThe Escape Artistโ€.

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'

Mail on Sunday


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.