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The Silence 

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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Series cast summary:
Genevieve Barr Genevieve Barr ...  Amelia 4 episodes, 2010
Douglas Henshall ...  Jim 4 episodes, 2010
Dervla Kirwan ...  Maggie 4 episodes, 2010
Harry Ferrier Harry Ferrier ...  Tom 4 episodes, 2010
Gina McKee ...  Anne 4 episodes, 2010
Hugh Bonneville ...  Chris 4 episodes, 2010
Richie Campbell ...  Rocky 4 episodes, 2010
Rebecca Oldfield Rebecca Oldfield ...  Sophie 4 episodes, 2010
Del Synnott Del Synnott ...  Terry 4 episodes, 2010
Nick Nevern ...  Ely 4 episodes, 2010
Tom Kane ...  Joel 4 episodes, 2010
Rod Hallett ...  Mac 4 episodes, 2010
David Westhead ...  Frank 4 episodes, 2010
Mark Stobbart ...  Lee 4 episodes, 2010
Stefan Booth ...  Richard Gray 4 episodes, 2010
Jody Latham ...  Roach 3 episodes, 2010
Shazad Latif ...  Yousef 3 episodes, 2010
Laura Way ...  Robyn 2 episodes, 2010
Emmet Colgan Emmet Colgan ...  Rocky's Trainer 2 episodes, 2010
Josette Simon ...  Therapist 2 episodes, 2010
Rebecca Dunne Rebecca Dunne ...  Issy 2 episodes, 2010
Alison Lintott Alison Lintott ...  Receptionist 2 episodes, 2010


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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A deaf girl witnesses a murder...


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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 suzyq1068See 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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12 July 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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