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Duty of Candour: Part 1 

Pregnant Karen Sawyers is murdered and her blood-stained husband Pete found wandering the streets but DI Naomi Silva turns her attention to Karen's lover, Adam Hayes, who was treating her ... See full summary »


Destiny Ekaragha


Matthew Arlidge

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Episode credited cast:
Gintare Beinoraviciute ... Street Crowd
Helen Belbin ... Alice Sawyers
Calum Burke Calum Burke ... Alex Hayes
Vincent Carmichael Vincent Carmichael ... Gym Owner
Liz Carr ... Clarissa Mullery
David Caves ... Jack Hodgson
Lu Corfield ... Jane Ronald
Kiza Deen Kiza Deen ... DCI Naomi Silva
Emilia Fox ... Dr. Nikki Alexander
Nitin Ganatra ... Simon Laing
Ross Hatt ... DS Walters
Julia Haworth Julia Haworth ... Rosie Chamberlain
Sara Huxley ... Adam Hayes' PA
Jane Jeffrey Jane Jeffrey ... Marianne Glenister
Wendy Kweh Wendy Kweh ... Dr. Eleanor Hill


Pregnant Karen Sawyers is murdered and her blood-stained husband Pete found wandering the streets but DI Naomi Silva turns her attention to Karen's lover, Adam Hayes, who was treating her at his clinic and had arranged for her to have a termination. Then Adam is also found dead. Clarissa finds evidence that Karen was being blackmailed with threats of Pete getting her medical records. This leads Naomi and Nikki to hospital head Simon Laing, who tells them a computer hacker calling himself Splinter stole patients' files though Simon kept it quiet for fear of tarnishing the hospital's reputation. Meanwhile barrister Jason Farrell is viciously attacked and left to die. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








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15 January 2018 (UK) See more »

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Action packed, fast paced, excellent.
19 January 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The team are called in to the death of Karen Sawyer, a pregnant estate agent who was violently killed. Husband Peter has vanished, and Karen had allegedly been having an affair with dental surgeon Adam.

If I'm honest I'm still trying to figure out what happened to Sally last week. It's great to finally see Thomas doing some work, I've criticised the show for under using Richard Lintern, he's a class act, nice to see him given a bit of back story. I am still surprised by Jack's annoyance and frosty attitude towards Nikki, this needs to get resolved soon, he's coming across as a stroppy teenager. Wonderful to have Max back, even if it's just for one episode he is a great character.

I love the fact that Nikki's Mexican experiences are dealt with, so often on shows like this the past is forgotten, but here we see Nikki struggling, Fox was superb, scenes with the councillor in particular were incredible.

The episode was action packed, fast paced, much easier to follow then the opening two parter. I'd go so far as to say this has been the best episode of the show for a while, superb. 10/10

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