Silent Witness (1996– )
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Life Licence: Part 2 

As further victims are murdered the Lyle team revisit a 15-year-old case that leads them to believe that Paul is not who he says he is. The team turn to Sasha for help but has her viewpoint been compromised?


Mark Everest




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:
Ben Adams Ben Adams ... Charles Moore
Hayley-Marie Axe ... Policewoman
Graham Curry ... Origins Centre Staff
Niamh Cusack ... Sylvie Blake
Kornelia Horvath Kornelia Horvath ... Delegate
Kate Jarman ... Mother
Stephen Kennedy ... Ted Blake
Jane Leaney ... Mandy Bright
Lyndsey Marshal ... Sasha Blackburn
Karen Meagher Karen Meagher ... Diane Blackburn
Lloyd Owen ... Det Supt Mitchell


Shadwell leads a group including Sylvie, Sasha, the police and pathologists to the house where he and Joe killed Craig and drops a bombshell by claiming to know the identity of the current killer, a witness at the time now seeking revenge. Sasha finds her position compromised when one of her assistants, ex-lifer Oliver Bright finds out that she is having an affair with Ben Walker, another murderer also on her staff and Walker is the prime suspect when Oliver's wife is slain and Oliver wounded. Nikki however works out the reality of the situation, alerting the police to prevent Sasha from becoming the latest victim. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








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19 January 2016 (UK) See more »

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Shaun Parkes has played two different characters over the course of the series: See more »

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Intelligent, gripping, suspenseful, after 20 minutes that is.
20 January 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Clarissa and Jack seemed very much back on form together, the banter we had between them in the earlier Series had been great, and been missing recently, it was nice to see them get some funny moments again.

Last week's attempted very much to be controversial, this week's tried very hard to cause shock and distress, you could be inclined to use the word sick I guess. The first twenty minutes were a bit grim.

Once again I thought Lyndsey Marshal was excellent as Doctor Sasha Blackburn, a hugely talented actress. I wasn't too sure about Kyle Soller in the early stages as Marcus Chadwell, but on looking back I think he was quite good.

There were enough layers to the storyline to keep you unsure, and guessing until the very last, the writing was creative, you're not short of suspects in this one, you'll keep guessing right to the end.

The first twenty minutes or so I wasn't overly loving, but the second two thirds were exceptional, very gripping viewing. 7/10

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