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Silent Witness
Season 6
Forensic pathologist Sam Ryan is in constant demand. Dedicated and driven, she will not rest until she has solves the mystery of how and why the person before her died. This season, Sam has two new colleagues to assist her: Dr. Leo Dalton and junior pathologist Harry Cunningham. Mysteries facing the team include a severed arm, which exposes a police cover-up and prostitution ring; a seven-year-old corpse linked to a violent armed robbery; and the mass murder of a family.
Episodes
Ep 1
The Fall Out
Watch August 18, 9:00pm
Ep 2
Kith and Kill
Watch August 25, 9:00pm
Ep 3
Tell No Tales
Watch September 1, 9:00pm
Ep 4
Closed Ranks
Watch September 8, 9:00pm
The Fall Out
Sam Ryan investigates the grisly discovery of a severed arm following a traffic collision, assisted by new morgue colleague Leo Dalton. (1 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Aug 18, 9:00pm
Sat Aug 19, 1:00am
Kith and Kill
The investigation into the brutal murder of a family in their own home brings Sam Ryan into contact with an old friend. (2 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Aug 25, 9:00pm
Sat Aug 26, 1:00am
Tell No Tales
When a lorry crashes into an old factory building, a gruesome discovery is made. Sam and Harry are called into investigate. (3 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Sep 1, 9:00pm
Sat Sep 2, 1:00am
Closed Ranks
A young police probation officer is found murdered on a landfill site just months after a similar suspicious death. The investigation leads to a police cadet college. (4 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Sep 8, 9:00pm
Sat Sep 9, 1:00am
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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