Silent Witness (1996– )
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Answering Fire: Part 1 

In a suspected terrorist attack on a London hotel a government minister is killed. As Sam and the team investigate the case, old friends and government officials soon muddy the water.

Director:

Nicholas Renton

Writer:

Dusty Hughes
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Karam Anne Karam ... Ayesha Khan
Dave Lynn Dave Lynn ... Lily White / Barry Elkins
David Mallinson ... Bob Bowman
Susie Porter ... Maxine Croft
David Anders David Anders ... Mottram
Amanda Burton ... Sam Ryan
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ... Janine Burwood
Robert Cavanah ... Colin Burwood
William Gaminara ... Leo Dalton
Tom Ward ... Dr. Harry Cunningham
Liam Noble ... Policeman
Deborah Findlay ... Mary Carter
Clive Russell ... DCS Tom Leith
Phillip Joseph Phillip Joseph ... DCI Gallacher
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ... Shaheen Khan (as Leena Dinghra)
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In a suspected terrorist attack on a London hotel a government minister is killed. As Sam and the team investigate the case, old friends and government officials soon muddy the water.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Testator Sile-e-ens
Written by John Harle
Performed by Sarah Leonard
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The first cut is the deepest.
17 March 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

An explosion at a Hotel where a Minister is staying is treated as an act of terrorism, suspected is a young Muslim woman, who's body was among the dead. Sam and team are on the case, but her mind is elsewhwere.

When you watch the newer episodes you get struck by the balance of humour and drama, there is zero humour in this episode, it is entirely bleak and very dark. The opening scenes of the hotel going up are sad enough, but what happens to Sam is horrific.

There are definite prejudices at play here, assumptions are made in several instances.

I particularly liked Deborah Findlay who plays Mary, is she really there as a friend of Sam's, or is she there for other motives?

Grim, but excellent, 8/10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2003 (UK) See more »

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(DVD) | (2 parts)

Color:

Color
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