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Second Sight -- In this mystery thriller series created by award-winning writer Paula Milne, dynamic and successful Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner (Clive Owen) is investigating the brutal murder of a 19-year-old youth. Ambitious Detective Inspector Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner) is seconded to Tanner’s team to assist with the case. During the inquiry, Tanner discovers that he is losing his sight.


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30 September 1999 (USA) See more »
A hard-working detective tries to disguise the fact that he's going blind, while working on a challenging murder case. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Clive Owen ... DCI Ross Tanner

Claire Skinner ... DI Catherine Tully

Stuart Wilson ... Adam Bendrix / Jack Kenworthy

Phoebe Nicholls ... Judith Bendrix
Selina Boyack ... DC Holt
Stephen Critchlow ... Police psychologist
Rebecca Egan ... Marilyn Tanner

Ben Smith ... Sam Tanner (as Benjamin Smith)
Louise Atkins ... Tracy Villiers
Donald Douglas ... Dr. Peters
Jonell Elliott ... Lisa
David Fahm ... DS Mayfield

Eddie Marsan ... Liam Morrison / Gardener

James Greene ... Dr. Goddard, Ophtalmic Surgeon
Glyn Grimstead ... Crime scene manager

Frank Harper ... DS Finch
Simon Harrison ... Dr. Glover
James Hillier ... Richie
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... DS Pewsey
Diane Howse ... 4th reporter
Sharon McKevitt ... 1st reporter
Alexander Morton ... DS Julian
Tom Mullion ... Matthew Bendrix
Robert Murray ... DC Marchant
Ian Redford ... DI Skinner

Sam Redford ... Tim
Paul Ryan ... 2nd reporter
Freddie Stuart ... 3rd reporter
Rosie Thomson ... Peters' secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Erskine ... James (as Daniel Kobby Erskine)

Tom Felton ... Thomas
Harry Taylor ... DCI Taylor (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Beeson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paula Milne 

Produced by
Peter Ansorge .... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Laura Julian .... line producer
David Lascelles .... producer
Claudia Milne .... executive producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Lunn 
Cinematography by
Rex Maidment 
Film Editing by
David Blackmore 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Sally Osoba 
Production Design by
Charles Garrad 
Art Direction by
Steve Clark 
Costume Design by
Fotini Dimou  (as Fotini Dumou)
Makeup Department
Pat Hay .... makeup artist
Stephen Rose .... hair stylist
Production Management
Gary Pickering .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Dodds .... first assistant director
Mark J. Ingram .... second assistant director (as Mark Ingram)
Lance Roehrig .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dominic Byles .... stand-by props
Ricky Chandler .... assistant art director
Colin Ellis .... dressing props
Dougie Lankston .... props
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by propman
Allen J. Polley .... property master (as Allan Polley)
Mark Rimmell .... property buyer
Sound Department
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Graham Headicar .... sound designer
Graham Headicar .... sound editor
Andy Kennedy .... dialogue editor
Marc Lawes .... sound effects editor
George Richards .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Alexander Gunn .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Tony Lawrence .... digital effects
Tony Lawrence .... special visual effects
Ben Murray .... special visual effects
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator
Lynda Van Den Berg .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Fontaine .... best boy
Adam Gillham .... focus puller
Stewart Hadley .... gaffer
Tom Maslen .... grip
Roger Pearce .... camera operator
Robert Shacklady .... daily focus puller
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Mellin .... costume assistant
Zoe Porter .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Josh Cunliffe .... assistant editor
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
Transportation Department
Guy Bostock .... vehicle coordinator
Tim Jefferis .... facilities hod
Harry Taylor .... driver: Stuart Wilson
Terry Wilde .... driver
Other crew
Jon Bound .... police consultant
Julie Brown .... script supervisor
Bob Cooling .... consultant: ophtalmology
Cathie Davey .... publicist
Kevin Freemantle .... production accountant
Pat Garrett .... choreographer
Lynn Kirwin .... media consultant
Nigel Marchant .... production coordinator
Jeremy Page .... script editor
Becky Shaw .... assistant to producer
Emma Short .... assistant accountant

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169 min | Germany:165 min (2 parts)

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Wonderful, 18 August 2015
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Clive Owen stars as a police detective losing his sight in "Second Sight," a 1999 TV series.

Like Benedict Cumberbatch, Clive Owen first found popularity as a television actor. In Second Sight, he plays DCI Ross Tanner, a man who discovers he has a rare eye disease which may go into remission, stay the way it is, or ultimately he will go blind. The disease also gives him the ability to pick up when something is wrong in an interrogation, and he suffers from hallucinations.

He's terrified of his superiors and people working under him to find out the truth, so he enlists the help of his second in command, DI Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner).

Along the way Tanner learns to use his other senses to help his detecting, realizing that not every clue is visual.

Excellent series with wonderful acting by the very hunky Owen. I'd crawl to see him in anything. The subplot is about Tanner's relationship with his ex-wife and son.

Loved the story lines and wish this series lasted longer.

I have to take issue with one of the remarks here. Someone was angry that subtitles were suggested and thought it was awful.

I've been to England several times, I've seen so many mysteries and detective stories and movies from England it's not funny. But now I'm partially deaf. Also, the British idea of sound is to do it very naturally - it's really not filtered the way U.S. sound is. So some of those dialects can be hard to understand.

I used earphones with this, which I suggest for this very excellent series because it has no subtitles.

I loved Inspector Lynley, but the subtitles didn't show up on the disks and I missed probably 40%. Now that it's on streaming on Netflix, I plan to go back and see it. Sorry but this is reality. People love this stuff and it's too hard to hear and/or understand without some help.

Try having some understanding of an aging population and your fellow man.

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