Silent Witness (1996– )
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Buried Lies: Part 1 

Forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan returns to Cambridge to take up a teaching assignment and to work for the police as required. In her first case, she has to deal with the death of a six ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Hook

Writers:

Kevin Hood, Nigel McCrery (deviser)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley Dunlop ... Marion Wallace
Jelena Budimir Jelena Budimir ... Prisoner 1
Carl Hillsden Carl Hillsden ... Michael Wallace
Sophie Manning Sophie Manning ... Sarah Crew
Adam Ratcliffe ... Dean Crew
Amanda Burton ... Sam Ryan
William Armstrong William Armstrong ... Trevor Stewart
Alec Linstead Alec Linstead ... Professor Jenkins
Barney Craig Barney Craig ... Gary Phillips
Kelly Hunter ... Ronnie Crew
Roger Llewellyn Roger Llewellyn ... Priest
Renata Heinen Renata Heinen ... Waitress
Rebecca Craig Rebecca Craig ... Jenny Stewart
Janice Acquah Janice Acquah ... Marcia Evans
John McGlynn ... Tom Adams
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Forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan returns to Cambridge to take up a teaching assignment and to work for the police as required. In her first case, she has to deal with the death of a six year old girl find floating in a nearby river. The autopsy reveals that the child has suffered previous abuse, including cigarette burns and several broken ribs. Sam receives information from a prison inmate that implicates someone in a previous death and Sam suggests a radical step. In her personal life, Sam has to deal with her elderly mother who is showing signs of dementia and her sister Wyn with whom she has a strained relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Buried Lies: Part 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Ealing, London, England, UK

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Runtime:

(2 parts) | (DVD)

Color:

Color
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Kelly Hunter has played two different characters over the course of the series: See more »

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Harsh Characters
16 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Like most first episodes, this one is a bit lacking in interconnectedness. The characters, except for the main one, are a bit stiff. Again we have the superintendent who is inflexible and interested only in clearing her in box. This involves a little girl who has drowned. She comes from a family where the woman's boyfriend has a history of violence. He seems to find women who become dependent on him and attached to him, even though he is incredibly cruel. Sam, the pathologist, must use all her muscle to get any sort of investigation into the cause of death when it is discovered that she was physically abused.


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