Silent Witness: Season 17, Episode 8

Undertone: Part 2 (24 Jan. 2014)

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As Nikki tries to explain to Alice's father of her drug involvement Martin Carrisford, the witness to Alice's murder, is also slain. Humadi threatens Nuri to locate the missing drugs though... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Liz Carr ...
Clarissa
David Caves ...
Jack Hodgson
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DS Sally Kirchner
Fady Elsayed ...
Nuri Kavur
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DI John Brooke
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Bekir Humadi
Ruth Gemmell ...
Ellie Brooke
Lloyd Hutchinson ...
William Preston
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Cameraman
Jane McGrath ...
Alice Preston
Alisdair McKee ...
Martin Carrisford
Irena Micijevic ...
Gulse Kavur
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As Nikki tries to explain to Alice's father of her drug involvement Martin Carrisford, the witness to Alice's murder, is also slain. Humadi threatens Nuri to locate the missing drugs though he denies killing Alice. Nuri is shocked to find that Brooke and his wife have Alice's baby . Brooke assures Nuri he does not know where the drugs are but Nuri steals the baby, taking it to Humadi to use as bargaining power with Brooke for the drugs or their value. Having accidentally discovered the drugs Brooke goes to broker a deal with Humadi, sacrificing Nuri, who is killed. Brooke is prepared to arrest Humadi but Jack works out who really murdered Alice and Carrisford and why. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The theft of a baby
24 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the previous story's trip to Scotland the team are back in London. In the opening scene we see a pair of policemen sitting in a car while watching a Turkish café; one of them gets out just before gunman on a motorbike pulls up and shoots his partner. The next thing we see is the discovery of a woman's body in a suitcase. During the postmortem Nikki makes a startling discovery; the dead woman had had a baby cut from her; a baby who is quite possibly still alive. She had also been smuggling drugs. After the discover the woman's identity they go to her home and discover that she may be linked to the Turk who was being watched in the opening scene; the surviving officer is certainly determined to connect the man with the murder; perhaps a little too determined; Jack certainly things so.

This was another good story; throughout the opening episode I was conflicted about DI Brooke's trustworthiness. Sean Gallagher put in a solid performance in the role. The other main suspect, Bekir Humadi was a thoroughly unlikeable character; Akin Gazi did a fine job making this potentially over the top villain believable. As is usually the case there were plenty of likely suspects but when we learn what really happened to the woman it still came as a surprise… at least it did for me. As well as a decent mystery there were plenty of tense moments; not all of which had happy outcomes. Overall this was another good story in the long running series.


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