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Silent Witness
Season 3
Forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan has an all-embracing, passionate notion of justice. Driven, almost obsessional, her crusade and tenacity sometimes leads her to conduct her own enquires outside the laboratory, uncovering new evidence that dramatically alters the course of police investigations. This can lead to trouble - both in her personal and professional lives but to Sam, each dead body deserves nothing but the truth...
Episodes
Ep 1
An Academic Exercise
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Ep 2
Fallen Idol
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Ep 3
Divided Loyalties
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Ep 4
Brothers In Arms
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An Academic Exercise
Sam is shaken when she has to look into the death of a very dear friend, Dr. Annabelle Evans, a Cambridge professor. (1 of 4)
Fallen Idol
Hidden secrets in a suburban middle - class family come to light when a 17 - year - old girl is found murdered. (2 of 4)
Divided Loyalties
Sam Ryan is called to a flat where Maggie Collins and her baby daughter are found dead, the mother from a drug overdose, the baby from dehydration. (3 of 4)
Brothers In Arms
When local farmer Phil Nelson dies after a fall under a combine harvester, Sam Ryan thinks the death is accidental. (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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