Silent Witness (1996– )
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When teacher Lucy Chatham is abducted Nikki and Jack help police officers Andy Steemson and Karen Wretzy investigate the circumstances of her disappearance whilst Thomas assists abrasive DS... See full summary »

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Ed Whitmore
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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:
Nathalie Buscombe ... Lucy Chatham
Pippa Duffy Pippa Duffy ... Alice
Daisy Edgar-Jones ... Jessica Timpson
Alex Felton Alex Felton ... Jasper Lampton
Todd Von Joel ... Bearded Machanic
Sidney Kean ... Maconi
Natalie Lester Natalie Lester ... Tina Lunt
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ... DCI Andy Steemson
Saskia Reeves ... DS Maureen Steele
Anneika Rose ... DS Karen Wretzy
Dominic Rowan ... Nick Timpson
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When teacher Lucy Chatham is abducted Nikki and Jack help police officers Andy Steemson and Karen Wretzy investigate the circumstances of her disappearance whilst Thomas assists abrasive DS Maureen Steele when ex-addict Tina Lunt is murdered. Doctor's daughter Jessica Timpson saw a car outside her house near the spot where Lucy was taken and her parents Nick and Ellie fear it may belong to Ellie's brother Alec Porter. Tina's death points to criminal boyfriend Wesley Beale whilst Lucy's sister's boyfriend Jasper Lampton is the key suspect when Lucy, his secret lover, is found dead. Forensic evidence suggests that both women were killed by the same man. Then Beale is murdered. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2017 (UK) See more »

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Darren Morfitt has played two different characters over the course of the series: See more »

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Back to gore, less focus on story.
3 March 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Lucy Chatham is a young teacher with her life ahead of her but her young life is cut short when she is run down,kidnapped and later killed and dumped. Jack and Nikki look into that case while Thomas and DS Steele investigate the discovery of another young woman's body. The discovery of corn flour seems to link the two cases.

For some strange reason I hadn't watched this during its original transmission, so I was very excited to watch it, being a big fan of the show. Overall I was quite disappointed, it's an ok story, but they've regressed and gone for shock factor, it is needlessly grim and overly gruesome, the post mortem was too graphic, and Lucy's corpse looked like a mannequin. It isn't bad, it just lacks any memorable moments. Saskia Reeves is the shining light, a great actress and strong character who dominates each scene. Clarissa gets a few great lines in, but Liz Carr lacks screen time.

Too much emphasis on gore and not enough on story, disappointing after an intriguing start. 6/10


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