Silent Witness (1996– )
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River's Edge: Part 1 

The team investigate the systematic shooting of a family picnicking beside a river. The case stirs memories of the death of a young woman beside that same river 10 years earlier.


Ed Whitmore




Episode credited cast:
Emilia Fox ... Dr. Nikki Alexander
David Caves ... Jack Hodgson
Richard Lintern ... Dr. Thomas Chamberlain
Liz Carr ... Clarissa Mullery
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natasha Alderslade Natasha Alderslade ... Anna Cole
Ian Alexander Ian Alexander ... Kevin Ivers
Aimee Barrett ... Bella Day
Sally Carman ... DCI Sally Butcher
Alfie Davis ... Dan
Alexandra Evans ... Karen Myers
Karl Farrer ... News Anchorman
Danielle Flett ... DC Philippa Rule
Andrew Forbes Andrew Forbes ... Consultant
Dean Paul Gibson Dean Paul Gibson ... Erich Strader
Dominik Golding Dominik Golding ... Chris Chandler


Kate Blair, her son Dan and partner Chris Chandler are shot dead during a river-side picnic and the evidence points DCI Sally Butcher towards arresting Kate's embittered ex-husband Miles. Chris had taken a photograph of drugs stashed in Miles' club and local resident Claudia Baxter identified him as being in the area. Soon to retire police officer Malcolm Guillam is reminded of the unsolved murder of Karen Myers in the same spot years earlier - before making a grisly and costly discovery. Meanwhile doctor Amy Coulter, the last person to see Karen before her murder and a friend of Nikki, is drawn into performing an apparently illegal operation. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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A brilliant, engaging opener.
28 February 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's a grizzly start when A couple (Kate Blair and Chris Chandler) and her young son Dan are tragically gunned down.

Good to see Thomas Chamberlain (Richard Litern) have a little bit more involvement in this story, he's been a little anonymous in this series, his character's given less input then Leo was for some reason, shame as Lintern is a cracking actor. I really enjoyed Derek Griffiths's stint as DS Malcolm Guillam, he was excellent.

Another very powerful episode, the scene in which Sally has to deliver the tragic news to Miles was extreme and powerful at the same time, brilliantly acted. Wonerfully complex once again, intriguing, gripping, a definite attention keeper. Silent Witness is getting better and better.

Loved it, 9/10

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