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Silent Witness: Season 1

Silent Witness: Season 1

$29.98
 In this long-running, hit BBC crime thriller, forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Ryan helps solve murder cases with harrowing evidence that speaks louder than words. Brace yourself for twists and turns in four gripping episodes: the suspicious drowning of a six-year-old girl, the apparently ritual killing of a young man, a death in police custody, and the fiery murder of a refugee’s business partner. Winner of an International Emmy nomination, Silent Witness: Series 1 stars Amanda Burton (Bronson, Agatha Christie’s Marple) as tenacious Dr. Sam.
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 In this long-running, hit BBC crime thriller, forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Ryan helps solve murder cases with harrowing evidence that speaks louder than words. Brace yourself for twists and turns in four gripping episodes: the suspicious drowning of a six-year-old girl, the apparently ritual killing of a young man, a death in police custody, and the fiery murder of a refugee’s business partner. Winner of an International Emmy nomination, Silent Witness: Series 1 stars Amanda Burton (Bronson, Agatha Christie’s Marple) as tenacious Dr. Sam. .  In this long-running, hit BBC crime thriller, forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Ryan helps solve murder cases with harrowing evidence that speaks louder than words. While Cambridge police detectives interview witnesses who may or may not tell the truth, “Sam” extracts revealing truths from calcified bones, decomposed and charred bodies, tell-tale bruises and overlooked fingerprints. Brace yourself for twists and turns in four gripping episodes: the suspicious drowning of a six-year-old girl, the apparently ritual killing of a young man, a death in police custody, and the fiery murder of a refugee’s business partner. Winner of an International Emmy nomination, Silent Witness: Series 1 stars Amanda Burton (Bronson, Agatha Christie’s Marple) as tenacious Dr. Sam. . Buried Lies
Sam returns to Cambridge to take up a teaching assignment and to work for the police. In her first case, she has to deal with the death of a six-year-old girl found floating in a nearby river. The autopsy reveals that the child has suffered previous abuse, including cigarette burns and several broken ribs. Sam receives information from a prison inmate that implicates someone in a previous death and Sam suggests a radical step. In her personal life, Sam has to deal with her elderly mother who is showing signs of dementia and her sister Wyn with whom she has a strained relationship. With the exhumation of a child that had died from abuse some years earlier, Sam is able to demonstrate that there are similarities between the deaths of the two children. There is also only one individual with a connection to both cases. When Sam's house is broken into, her personal safety is put at risk, but she pursues the case with her usual zeal.

Long Days, Short Nights
When Mark James' decomposing body is found in an abandoned building, there is every indication that he was part of some occult ritual. An upside down cross was carved on his chest, his wrists were bound with ivy and he was strangled. All evidence points to his friend Sebastian Bird, a rich idler who allowed James to live in his house but who had also developed an expert knowledge of the occult before being sent down from Cambridge for having had an affair with a professor's wife. Sam's testy relationship with the police continues as she has difficulty establishing a forensic link in the case and publicly criticizes the well-liked Police Surgeon, Dr. Richard Owen, for attending the crime scene without the proper protective clothing. Sam also has to deal with her rebellious nephew Ricky, who is constantly fighting with his mother and announces that he has left home to move in with her. When another of Sebastian Bird's one-time friends is killed the police are ever more convinced of his guilt and grow increasingly frustrated at Sam's inability to provide them the evidence that they are sure is there. The solution lies in an old case and someone's desperate need for revenge.

Darkness Visible
Sam investigates the death of a gay man while in police custody. He had been arrested while drunk and was sharing a cell with another drunk, in for the night. The victim died from a blow to the head and was badly beaten post-mortem. DS Farmer is concerned that the assault may have been the work of some of her officers. Sam also meets up with Liam Slattery an old friend she has not seen for 20 years. Sam's sister however is convinced Liam was responsible for the death of their father years before. When a police constable, whose wife reported that he was cracking up, is found dead, the investigating officers themselves believe something is amiss. Sam continues to be harassed by someone unknown, having to call in the bomb squad when she receives a mysterious parcel and subsequently someone tries to run her off the road. Liam and Sam renew their relationship but she is faced with a difficult choice.

Sins of the Fathers
One of Sam's students has a problem and seeks some personal advice. She and her family emigrated from Vietnam during the boat people exodus and her father wants her to enter a marriage he's arranged for her. She's worried that her husband to be will realize she is not a virgin and Sam counsels her that honesty is always the best policy, but in this case it drives the prospective groom to violence. When the family's restaurant is burned out, the police find a badly burned body. On the home front, Sam continues to bicker with her sister Wyn about whether their mother should be placed in a home and the bitterness over their father's death continues to divide them. DI Adams and DC Cox's personal relationship is now affecting their work, leading Cox to request a transfer. With the burned body now identified through dental records, the police have a suspect. However, he suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder and the police are concerned that he may lash out. When the police do finally locate him, a member of the team is killed.. Series Cast
William Gaminara... Professor Leo Dalton / ... (106 episodes, 2002-2013)
Tom Ward... Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... (96 episodes, 2002-2012)
Emilia Fox... Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... (96 episodes, 2004-2014)
Amanda Burton... Sam Ryan (44 episodes, 1996-2004)
David Caves... Jack Hodgson (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Liz Carr... Clarissa / ... (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
William Armstrong... Dr. Trevor Stewart / ... (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Sam Parks... Fred Dale / ... (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Ruth McCabe... Wyn Ryan (17 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jaye Griffiths... Janet Mander / ... (17 episodes, 2003- 2012)
Ruth Gemmell... Kerry Cox / ... (11 episodes, 1996-2014)
Richard Lintern... Dr. Thomas Chamberlain (10 episodes, 2014)
Richard Huw ...D.S. Tony Speed / ... (9 episodes, 1997-2006)
John McGlynnJohn McGlynn... Tom Adams / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
Mick Ford... Det. Supt. Peter Ross / ... (8 episodes, 1997)
Clare Higgins... D.S. Farmer / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
Nicola Redmond... D.I. Rachel Selway / ... (8 episodes, 1997)
Janice Acquah... Marcia Evans (8 episodes, 1996)
Matthew Steer... Ricky Ryan (8 episodes, 1996)
Arsher Ali... Zak Khan (8 episodes, 2011)
Milo Twomey... P.C. North / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
Doreen Hepburn... Beryl Ryan (7 episodes, 1996)
Mark Letheren... D.S. Rob Bradley / ... (6 episodes, 1998-2012)
Ian Keith... P.C. Jarvis (6 episodes, 1996)
Jane Hazlegrove... Rosemary Mason / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Chris Wilson... Police Officer / ... (6 episodes, 2006-2008)
Chris Cowlin... Police Officer (6 episodes, 2014-2015)
Nick Reding... D.I. Michael Connor / ... (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paul Panting... DCI Mumford / ... (5 episodes, 1998-2006)
Lee Nicholas Harris... Armed Police officer / ... (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Joe Duttine... Craig Tate / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2004)
Wunmi Mosaku... Charlie Gibbs (4 episodes, 2010)
Deborah Findlay... Gemma King / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2010)
Cal Macaninch... David Loader / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2013)
Kieran Bew... Lt Stephen Lockford / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2011)
Alex McSweeney... DS Rufus Smith / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2012)
Adrian Rawlins... Alan Eckhert / ... (4 episodes, 2007-2014)
Wayne Foskett... Brian Blackburn / ... (4 episodes, 2007-2013)
Sorcha Cusack... Denise Morris / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2011)
Lynda Rooke... Counsellor / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2012)
Glenn Doherty... Kevin Thompson (4 episodes, 2012)
Phyllis Logan... Helen Wharton / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2010)
Tyronne Lewis... Benjamin Johnson / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2012)
Gary Carr... Clerical Worker / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Leigh Lawson... Victor Alexander (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Julian Glover... Henry Markham / ... (4 episodes, 2007-2011)
Paul Kynman... DI Frank McArdle / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2010)
Christopher Fulford... DCC Tony Warren / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2013)
Jamie Parker... Alan Peters / ... (4 episodes, 2007- 2014)
Nikki Amuka-Bird... Det. Supt. Gaynor Jenkins / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2010)
Lolita Chakrabarti... D.C.I. Palmer / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2006)
Tobi Bakare... Andy Farmer / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Sean Gallagher... DI John Brooke / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2014)
Rebecca Craig... Jenny Stewart (4 episodes, 1996)
Tim McEvoy... S.O.C.O. (4 episodes, 1996)
Maryann Turner... Jean / ... (4 episodes, 1996)
Lynn Farleigh... Ann Cunningham / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2013)
Luing Andrews... Ash Williams / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2008)
Joy Richardson... Auntie Grace Esan / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2007)
Charlotte Hudson... Hallam Reporter / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Robert Cavanah... Colin Burwood / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2014)
Christopher Hunter... Peter Hornsby / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2013)
John Bowe... D.I. Barry Neill / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2010)
Jude Akuwudike... Malcolm Linden / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2007)
Ciarán McMenamin... Joe Galvin / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2008)
Liam Garrigan... Dr. Christy Nash / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Alistair Cope... Dr. Francis Sykes (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
John McEnery... Det. Supt. Charlie Ferguson (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Steve Toussaint... Pastor Funmi Lambo / ... (4 episodes, 2007-2014)
Gary Lewis... DS MacNeil / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2014)
Michael Pennington... Dennis Morgan / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2010)
Robert Pugh... Stephen Harrington / ... (3 episodes, 1999-2008)
Tony Lucken... Constable Ryan Barlow / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2011)
Neil Maskell... Stuart Thompson / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2012)
Dorian Lough... Dr. Tom Ross / ... (3 episodes, 1996-2012)
Paul Copley... Laurence Parkin / ... (3 episodes, 1999- 2003)
Ace Bhatti... Mousa Rashid / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2014)
Sean Chapman... DCI Ian Norton / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2006)
David Cronnelly... Brian Morris / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2007)
Tumisho Masha... D.I. Cosmos Hamukoma / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dominic Jephcott... Colin Renshaw / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2012)
Sian Webber... Harriet Andrews / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2008)
Niky Wardley... DC Kate Dickerson (3 episodes, 2007)
Jack Pierce... DI Liam Stirling / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2011)
Robert Lonsdale... DC Gus Cook / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kevin Doyle... Christopher Andrews / ... (3 episodes, 1998- 2008)
Jacquetta May... DCI Alison Page / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2011)
Stuart McQuarrie... Derek Tripp / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2010)
Shelley King... Suchvinder Juttla / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2007)
Rob Dixon... Phillip Briggs / ... (3 episodes, 1996-2013)
Roger Ringrose... Mikhail Akimovich / ... (3 episodes, 1996-2008)
Adrian Schiller... Peter Colvin / ... (3 episodes, 1996-2007)
Woolf Byrne... Sam's Father (3 episodes, 1996)
Adam James... Dr. Richard Fell / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2013)
Alec Newman... John Carmody / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2010)
George Russo... Mark Bond / ... (3 episodes, 1999-2014)
Sean Murray... Joe Moss / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
David Quilter... Coroner / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Catherine Russell... D.I. Rhodes / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2014)
Joseph Long... Andy Lucas / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2012)
Shaun Dooley... Paul Preston / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2008)
Michael Bertenshaw... Peter Whitaker QC / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2014)
Sara Stephens... Mary Goodwin / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2010)
Doña Croll... Diane Johns / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2008)
Jacob Krichefski... Avrom Stopnitsky / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2008)
Tim Plester... Bruce Owen (3 episodes, 2003)
Colin Tierney... Thomas Christie / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2013)
Terence Maynard... D.C.I. Connors (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Simon Molloy... Coroner (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Pavel Douglas... Chris Duncan (3 episodes, 2006)
Laura Harling... Sylvana (3 episodes, 2006)
Barbara Marten... Mary Duncan (3 episodes, 2006)
Nick Oshikanlu... Benga Moyo / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2014)
Glen Stanway... Police Constable / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Richard Herdman... Police Officer / ... (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Additional Information
Format: DVD
Brand: Silent Witness
Run Time: Approx. 363 mins
Region: Region 1
Special Features: Silent Witness
Starring: Amanda Burton ;William Armstrong ;Sam Parks
Cast: Amanda Burton (Bronson, Agatha Christie’s Marple), William Armstrong (The Dark Knight, MI-5), Sam Parks (Les Miserables, Judge John Deed)
Editorial Reviews: “A gripping, gruesome story” - Daily Telegraph
Episodes: 4
ISBN: 883929422890
Number of Discs: 2
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Slent Witness Series 1
We enjoyed this series very much. Not really fast paced, but interesting story line. Dialogue clear and easy to understand in spite of the accents.
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Review by Snowball; Renfrew, ON, Canada (Posted on 7/13/2015)
BBC Silent Witness: Compelling, low tech - way beyond any CSI
BBC Silent Witness: Saw this years ago. Compelling, low tech, story and dialog driven. Think of Prime Suspect. Season 1 released for North America (Region 1, at last. Hope the remainder will also be).
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Review by Bullwinkle; Toronto, ON, Canada (Posted on 1/7/2015)
silent whitness
i thought it was a bit slow developing the caracters, but then was very engaging and was what i thought it should be. I wonder if there will be any more episodes.
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Review by yukon; milwaukee,wi. (Posted on 11/19/2014)
Great Series
I watched this years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can be a little gory in places so not for viewing whilst children are around! Good story lines, nice to feel involved with the main characters family and personal conflicts. Waiting for the next Season now!!!
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Review by Tracey; Fort Worth, TX, United States (Posted on 11/12/2014)
Silent Witness review
I recently purchased Silent Witness, a good production, good characters, it is not exactly what I was looking for, so would not consider purchasing additional episodes.
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Review by sc gladman; Ontario (Posted on 11/12/2014)
Silent witness
Love this series, where are the rest of the series. You only offer season 1?
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Review by gjpp; La Mesa, CA, United States (Posted on 9/10/2014)