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Silent Witness
Season 5
Sam Ryan is now a professor at the University of London. As an independent forensic pathologist, her reputation goes before her and she is constantly in demand for high-profile cases. Among them are a series of revenge killings by a former Auschwitz prisoner and the mysterious deaths of teenage girls killed 15 years apart in Norway; a suspicious suicide and a nun in a convent by the sea.
Episodes
Ep 1
The World Cruise
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Ep 2
Two Below Zero
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Ep 3
Faith
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The World Cruise
Sam Ryan investigates the suspicious death of two elderly brothers. (1 of 3)
Two Below Zero
Sam Ryan is assigned to investigate the case of two murdered teenage girls whose frozen bodies have been uncovered by an avalanche in Norway. (2 of 3)
Faith
Sam suspects foul play when she is called in to investigate the apparent suicide of a headmaster's wife. (3 of 3)
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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