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Silent Witness

1998X-RayTV-MA
In her obsessional pursuit of truth and justice, Dr Sam Ryan investigates cases involving the murder of a personal friend, domestic violence and abuse, drugs gangs, and the Army in Northern Ireland.
Starring
Amanda BurtonWilliam ArmstrongJesse Birdsall
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. An Academic Exercise: Part 1
    March 19, 1998
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A friend of Sam's and a senior lecturer at a Cambridge college is found murdered. New detectives DI Connor and DS Bradley suspect Annabelle’s husband.
  2. 2. An Academic Exercise: Part 2
    March 26, 1998
    49min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A student is murdered and the police suspect it is the same person who killed the lecturer. Sam is too close to the case and her emotions cloud her judgement.
  3. 3. Fallen Idol: Part 1
    April 2, 1998
    49min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Gemma Boyd is found dead in an empty house where mysterious phone calls are logged. As they investigate, dark truths about the family are brought to light.
  4. 4. Fallen Idol: Part 2
    April 9, 1998
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Suzy Franklin’s first husband turns up after being released from prison, she greets him with a knife. Kate remains isolated and desperate for her father’s love.
  5. 5. Divided Loyalties: Part 1
    April 15, 1998
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A drug war leads Sam into the murky world of dealers, undercover detectives and police corruption. Two weeks later, an explosion kills a local drug dealer.
  6. 6. Divided Loyalties: Part 2
    April 16, 1998
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After Fox is beaten up, he believes his attackers are police officers. When a second drug dealer is murdered, the police consider it the work of vigilantes.
  7. 7. Brothers in Arms: Part 1
    April 23, 1998
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A farming accident leads Sam to investigate the army cover-up of a murder in Northern Ireland in 1985. When local farmer Phil Nelson dies after a fall, Sam Ryan thinks the death is accidental.
  8. 8. Brothers in Arms: Part 2
    April 30, 1998
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam emotionally entangled with DI Michael Connor but continues her investigations into two suspicious deaths. The arrival of Helen shows she is more about her work.

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Producers
Anne Pivcevic
Network
BritBox
Content advisory
Foul languagedrug usesexual contentnudityviolence
Supporting actors
Simon ChandlerBen DanielsLesley Manville