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The Silence

2010-2010 Ended/Cancelled
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Show Summary
Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman, and is reluctantly propelled further into a loud and frightening world.
Main Cast
N/ADervla Kirwan
as Maggie [S 1]
N/ADouglas Henshall
as Jim [S 1]
N/AGenevieve Barr
as Amelia [S 1]
N/AGina McKee
as Anne [S 1]
N/AHugh Bonneville
as Chris [S 1]
Recurring Cast
David Westhead as Frank [S 1] (4)
Del Synnott as Terry [S 1] (4)
Harry Ferrier as Tom [S 1] (4)
Mark Stobbart as Lee [S 1] (4)
Nick Nevern as Ely [S 1] (4)
Rebecca Oldfield as Sophie [S 1] (4)
Richie Campbell as Rocky [S 1] (4)
Rod Hallett as Mac [S 1] (4)
Tom Kane as Joel [S 1] (4)
Jody Latham as Roach [S 1] (3)

Premiered on Network:
BBC-1 in UK

Genres: Drama / Mini

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english
Choose Season: 1 | All Seasons
1x01 - Episode 1:
When Amelia, a deaf 18-year-old, witnesses the murder of a policewoman she is suddenly thrust into a hearing world... The Silence merges the thriller genre with a family drama. When DCI Jim Edwards takes on the homicide investigation of a murdered policewoman, he has no idea how it is going to impact on his relationship with his family. When it transpires that his deaf niece, Amelia, witnessed the murder it puts huge pressure on Jim; he decides to withhold Amelia as a formal witness to protect  [...] (More)
1x02 - Episode 2:
Amelia identifies one of Jane Shilliday's killers, a detective on the Drugs Squad. When Jim learns that Rocky and Shilliday were romantically involved, he is certain that the large scale corruption on the Drugs Squad was the motive for Jane Shilliday's murder, but he can't prove it. When Amelia's implant is returned to her via her audiologist, she realises, with horror, that Shilliday's killers know who she is.
1x03 - Episode 3:
Amelia and Jim's families are subjected to intimidation tactics by the corrupt Drugs Squad in an attempt to thwart the investigation into Jane Shilliday's murder. When Amelia lip reads a conversation between Rocky and Mac and relays the information to Jim, he becomes certain that Mac is Jane Shilliday's other killer. When Lee Griggson comes to Amelia's house to intimidate her, she runs away, without taking her cochlear implant.
1x04 - Episode 4:
In an explosive finale, Amelia heads to a rural police station, but refuses to reveal her identity, worried that the corrupt officers on the Drugs Squad might be able to track her down. Amelia believes her location has been breached and makes contact with Jim, who races to collect her. He realises too late that Mac and Lee have followed him and confronts them, insisting Amelia head home for her own safety. Amelia tracks down Rocky at the boxing gym and in a big showdown reveals that Mac and Lee  [...] (More)
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Guide available in: english