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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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9 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
It could have been more enjoyable with sub-titles, 3 May 2001

My TV watching is confined almost exclusively to PBS and the British shows, which are usually the only things on TV worth watching. BUT... this particular show suffers from an excess of unintelligible dialogue that only added to the confusion of the muddled plot and story, the jerky handheld camera work, the appallingly choppy editing and uncertain direction. May I suggest to Rebecca Eaton that she add sub-titles to this show (which still has a few episodes to run) so that American viewers can truly enjoy rather than endure the British dialects and poor diction of the performers.

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