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Silent Witness : Complete BBC Series 2 [DVD]

Amanda Burton , Clare Higgins    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Amanda Burton, Clare Higgins, John McGlynn, Lesley Dunlop, Trevor Bannister
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000M5KT86
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,277 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Silent Witness is a long-running, compelling series which uses a unique blend of crime mystery, science and detection. Forensic pathologist Dr Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton) has an all-embracing, passionate notion of justice which quite often does not accord with the police’s objective of getting a conviction. This can lead to trouble, both in her personal and professional lives, but to Sam, each dead body deserves nothing but the truth.

Series 2 aired on television originally in 1997 and includes 8 episodes of four two-parters: Blood, Sweat and Tears; Cease Upon the Midnight; Only the Lonely; Friends Like These.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Silent Witness is an acclaimed BBC thriller series, focusing on a team of forensic experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996, the twelfth series was broadcast from 1 October - 6 November 2008. The series was created by Nigel McCrery, a former murder squad detective in Nottingham. He later went on to create the hit series New Tricks with Roy Mitchell. The series was based on Prof. Helen Witwell, a forensic pathologist based in Sheffield, whom McCrery had known while serving as a police officer. Season 2 Season 2, Episode 1: Blood, Sweat and Tears: Part 1 Season 2, Episode 2: Blood, Sweat and Tears: Part 2 Season 2, Episode 3: Cease Upon the Midnight: Part 1 Season 2, Episode 4: Cease Upon the Midnight: Part 2 Season 2, Episode 5: Only the Lonely: Part 1 Season 2, Episode 6: Only the Lonely: Part 2 Season 2, Episode 7: Friends Like These: Part 1 Season 2, Episode 8: Friends Like These: Part 2 SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Edgar Allan Poe Awards, ...Silent Witness - Series 2 - 2-DVD Set


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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A long time coming.......but worth it 17 Sep 2007
By David TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Why do the BBC keep delaying their release dates? This dvd was due out last year and has only just been released. So, was it worth that wait - you bet it was. Amanda Burton return as forensic pathologist Dr Sam Ryan. Series 2 of Silent Witness contains 4 stories each with two parts. Unlike the Dutch release which cobbled the 2 part stories together.
The first story Blood, Sweat And Tears concerns the death of a boxer and a series of deaths and accidents related to the gym where he trained.
The second story Cease Upon The Midnight is about the supicious death of a terminally ill man.
The next story Only The lonely sees Dr Ryan investigating the strangulation of a woman with her own tights. The m o seems similar to an old case.
The final story Friends Like These sees Dr Ryan at odds with her Police collegues over the investigation of an old woman beaten to death. The police think they have their man but Sam is not so sure.
The stories are well written and very enjoyable. There are some new characters like Detective Superintendent Peter Ross who is an ex lover of Dr Ryan's and once again the sparks fly. I only hope that the BBC start to release the rest of the series alot quicker. So come on BBC 2 Entertain get your scates on. We want more classic Silent Witness like this !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 22 Mar 2011
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Fantastic dvd - I would highly recommend this to everyone. These are proper BBC DVDS and NOT the dutch imports. The stories and acting are of the highest quality.

These Official BBC DVDS have taken a VERY VERY long time to be released, but the good new is that due to demand, the BBC has now also released series 3&4, 4&5 and 6&7.

It is also rumored that 8&9 will be out very shortly too. It's been a long,long wait but well worth it! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Well done to the BBC for at getting its act together and also to Amazon for a very speedy despatch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Witness 10 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
I bought my wife the Silent Witness dvd for Christmas. I havn't seen her since. She's been watching the series (great). Delivery was very fast. Thank you
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Witness : Complete BBC Series 2 [DVD] 11 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
I purchased this for my husband but I really enjoy this series also. We both love the detail that goes into finding out the cause of death and of course the fact that Sam (Amanda Burton)Always manages to handle the cops who always are more often than not quick to draw a conclusion about a death forgetting she is the expert in her field yet they still question her judgement at times. But she stands up to them and proves she is right and solves cases everytime for them. Great series to have. I like the earlier series with Amanda Burton best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Silent Witness Series 2 13 Feb 2011
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Amanda Burton continues her role as Dr Sam Ryan, a forensic pathologist who assists the Police in helping to solve sudden death cases. You can always guarantee that everything isn't as it seems once she gets involved and her "never give up" attitude will ensure there is friction with the Police and in her own personal life. Amanda Burton plays the role to perfection, with her zeal for perfection or persistent single mindedness ensuring that nothing, including family and personal issues, will stop her from finding the truth.
It is only Series 2 and her character is still developing, but the attention to detail and storylines are superb, clearly showing this character has a long way to go.
British crime drama at it's very best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars silent witness 17 Aug 2010
By audy
Format:DVD
the old ones are always the best. Didn't see it all first time round and really enjoying it now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Good 30 Sep 2009
By alnval
Format:DVD
The quality of this dramatic series, like fine wine, only improves with age. What's essential for me is that is has closed captions. I'm sorry the BBC doesn't reissue the remaining years of Silent Witness in this format.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Amelrode TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Silent Witness is a long-running British television thriller series made by the BBC's in-house Drama Serials production department. As it is created by Nigel McCrery,a former murder squad detective, and based on real forensic pathologist from Sheffield one gets an impressive ring of reality.

The series is often criticised for showing the pathologist actively investigating the crime which is not a pathologist duty. I feel that is an unfair criticism as this is not a documentary on the work of pathologists but a "crime novel". Who would critise Agatha Christie for having Miss Marple investigating crimes when usually old spinster do not do that?

Each new case is original, well constructed and thoughtfully presented, addressing specific and often controversial issues. Unlike some American drama, the focus is on the storyline and character development. The stories are told with care, in detail, with real empathy, unlike the quick, crude, flashy effects in many series. They are challenging - plots and subplots intertwine cleverly, meaning it's not a "background" show, but one which is completely consuming for the viewer.

The theme music for Silent Witness is a song called "Silencium" by John Harle sticks in one's ears.

I enjoyed the understated, but powerful performance of the "hero" Amada Burton, complemented by the other member of the cast. I believe she got even better in the second series. It is more rounded, the character evolved and does not remain static, like Amanda's relationship.

All in all, I immensely enjoyed the second series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Simply gripping
Published 15 days ago by LONDON READER
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
delivery was fast and the item is as described
Published 18 days ago by travis lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by walterp
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I absolutely love this! Good quality, good price too! I absolutely love Amanda Burton and this DVD is absolutely Amazing!!
Published 1 month ago by Kelly Stanley
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
The 2nd serie of Dr Sam Ryan investigations to help the police to find murderers.If you like Amanda Burton,buy it now.
Published 4 months ago by carosalf
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent (if unrealistic) drama series, with good quality image...
The second series of Silent Witness follows the cases of Dr Sam Ryan, forensic pathologist. It's occasionally a bit silly in the way it presents a pathologist as more-or-less a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Barnaby
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Love Amanda Burton and the series that's why I have ordered the complete set from you and will be looking at other drama's to purchase that star her
Published 7 months ago by Kay McGregor
4.0 out of 5 stars A good series
Interesting to compare the romantic side of the Amana Burton character with that of Emilia Fox. I see that series 17 will be with all new roles.
Published 8 months ago by JOHN-MICHAEL KEATING
5.0 out of 5 stars good
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Published 10 months ago by christine kirkwood
5.0 out of 5 stars After 1 comes 2
Amazing series loving it so far and at a very decent cost
Me and my other half are big fans
Published 12 months ago by Mark Price
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