Silent Witness (1996– )
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Darkness Visible: Part 1 

Sam investigates the death of a gay man while in police custody. He had been arrested while drunk and was sharing a cell with another drunk, in for the night. The victim died from a blow to... See full summary »

Director:

Noella Smith

Writers:

Brendan Cleary (poem), Nigel McCrery (deviser) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Burton ... Sam Ryan
Brendan Coyle ... Liam Slattery
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Dr. Trevor Stewart (as William Armstrong)
Rebecca Craig Rebecca Craig ... Jenny Stewart
Michael Troughton ... Allen Symonds
Kate Fenwick Kate Fenwick ... Tracy Tennant
Ken Stott ... Sergeant Bob Claire
Lee Whitlock Lee Whitlock ... Stevo
Milo Twomey Milo Twomey ... PC North
Ian Keith Ian Keith ... P.C. Jarvis
David Peart David Peart ... College Fellow
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ... Michael Pearce
Ian Tolmie Ian Tolmie ... Jeff
Philip Glenister ... PC Denning
Ian Shaw ... PC Johns
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Sam investigates the death of a gay man while in police custody. He had been arrested while drunk and was sharing a cell with another drunk, in for the night. The victim died from a blow to the head and was badly beaten post-mortem. DS Farmer is concerned that the assault may have been the work of some of her officers. Sam also meets up with Liam Slattery an old friend she has not seen for 20 years. Sam's sister however is convinced Liam was responsible for the death of their father years before. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1996 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ealing, London, England, UK

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Runtime:

(2 parts) | (DVD)

Color:

Color
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Get it Down You Zulu Warrior
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Traditional
Performed by Philip Glenister and othe Police Officers
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Brutal Crime
26 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A gay man is killed while being held in jail for being drunk and disorderly. The man accused of killing him is an overweight man who was also drunk and who can't remember anything about the events of the evening. Sam investigates the body and finds that while being tromped, a different shoe size appears in the bruising on the body. This means a policeman would be responsible for the death. Sam, because of her doing a good job, crosses the thin blue line.


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