David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as Will Burton, a junior barrister who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname - The Escape Artist. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo), Will has never lost a case. Will's talents acquit serial killer Liam Foyle of murder, and it is only a matter of time until Foyle kills again.
Masterpiece Mystery!: The Escape Artist
Even serial killers deserve a defense.
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.
Producer: David Wolstencroft
Production Year: 2014
Director: Brian Welsh
Actors: David Tennant, Ashley Jensen, Sophie Okonedo, Toby Kebbell
Writers: David Wolstencroft
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Number of Episodes:3
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen