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Silent Witness
Season 2
In four more cases, forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan discovers her methods, investigations and conclusions don't always find favour with the police. Sam's professional and emotional life is further complicated by the arrival of Detective Superintendent Peter Ross. Peter and Sam fell out 12 years ago after Sam's evidence at a trial lost an important case - or so Ross believes. Has he forgiven her? Has she forgiven him? And more importantly, can they now work together?
Episodes
Ep 1
Blood, Sweat and Tears
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Ep 2
Cease Upon Midnight
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Ep 3
Only The Lonely
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Ep 4
Friends Like These
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Blood, Sweat and Tears
Boxer Kevin Sharma dies from blows received in the ring, but pathologist Sam Ryan determines that he has a brain injury dating back to his last bout two months ago. (1 of 4)
Cease Upon Midnight
Stuart Evans is in the advanced stages of AIDS and dies the night after his birthday party. Sam and Trevor suspect his death may not have been straightforward. (2 of 4)
Only The Lonely
Sam is called to the scene of a woman found strangled on the street. Ross believes that it is connected to an old unsolved case, but Sam is not so sure. (3 of 4)
Friends Like These
Sam’s investigation of an old woman beaten to death while walking her dogs, drives a wedge between her and Ross. (4 of 4)
Interview

Actor Amanda Burton on How to Be, Play and Raise Strong Women

Amanda Burton’s made a habit of playing smart, serious leads. She’s been a crown prosecutor, a police commander, and from 1996 – 2004, she played forensic pathologist Sam Ryan on Silent Witness. Refreshingly, her character’s looks and sex life didn’t own the storyline: instead, the focus was on the skilled and compassionate work she did to solve murders. In 2002, a writer for The Telegraph described the Irish actor as “the most envied woman in Britain… the person that most women in the country would like to resemble.”

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