An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer. The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption.
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Genevieve Barr ...
 Amelia (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Jim (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Maggie (4 episodes, 2010)
Harry Ferrier ...
 Tom (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Anne (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Chris (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Rocky (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Sophie (4 episodes, 2010)
Del Synnott ...
 Terry (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Ely (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Joel (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Mac (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Frank (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Lee (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Richard Gray (4 episodes, 2010)
Jody Latham ...
 Roach (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Yousef (3 episodes, 2010)
Laura Way ...
 Robyn (2 episodes, 2010)
Emmet Colgan ...
 Rocky's Trainer (2 episodes, 2010)
Josette Simon ...
 Therapist (2 episodes, 2010)
Rebecca Dunne ...
 Issy (2 episodes, 2010)
Alison Lintott ...
 Receptionist (2 episodes, 2010)
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An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer. The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption.

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Genevieve Barr was born deaf and normally uses hearing aids. For her role as Amelia, who has just had a cochlear implant fitted, she was required to remove her hearing aids. She also had to learn sign language which she had never done before because she had always relied on her hearing aids supplemented by lip reading. See more »

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The British drama that had a shot at being great...then failed
10 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the ensemble cast inspired when I decided to stream this British drama...so many familiar faces :). The storyline was intriguing and fresh, which is what got me to watch it in the first place. Going through the episodes, I found a lot to love, even the circuitous route the plot was taking. However, once you get into the final episode, you are left with the decided impression you have been set up, and not in a good way.

I appreciate good storytelling, in fact I prefer it to insipid and cliché meanderings that are rampant and clog up the tele on both sides of the pond. I do not however, appreciate the multitude of hanging threads that are in dire need of snipping in the end. Whether this was the intent, laziness, or simply a segway to inspire a further episodic endeavor (never to ultimately materialize), the end, which is not an end, leaves you with something of a bitter taste and feeling a bit betrayed. I guess there are suckers born every minute and this serves as a rather unsubtle reminder. It ruins what could otherwise make it a great series, hence my 7 rating.

There are a multitude of twists and interesting plot points throughout, hinting at the serpentine conspiracy to cover up corruption and murder. So many guilty parties outside the primary two that sit at its heart...but each tantalizing tidbit that hints at other key players is sadly left to dangle. I am fabulous at whodunits....but just because I can see the angles and conspirators, doesn't mean they shouldn't be explored...in fact the story demands it. DI Edwards is awash in a sea of conspirators in his own department, in superiors, in the drug squad...but the writers never take the time to fully develop them. There is a great story here dying to be spun out...a conspiracy of corruption so serpentine it aches to be explored...but it seems the interest was not there or it wouldn't have been quashed at four episodes. What a waste, a sad, sad waste of a talented cast and potential at great drama.


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