Body of Proof

Series 1 - 3. Helping Hand

Helping Hand
Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

Some 430,000 UK viewers watched the opening episode of this medical/crime drama. That’s a huge number for a non-freeview channel. Maybe it’s the Dana Delany/Desperate Housewives effect.

The popular actress joins the swelling TV stable of multi-tasking pathologists as Megan Hunt, cool of manner and glossy of hair. The best bits involve Hunt wafting into the crime scene in her high heels and cinched-waist jacket, then clocking all the salient details while “clever person at work” music percolates over the soundtrack.

It’s a smooth, unchallenging watch. Delany is effortlessly likeable as Hunt and, while her cohorts are sketchily drawn, they do show promise.

About this programme

3/9. Megan conducts an autopsy on a woman found murdered in a motel room and is shocked to discover the victim was one of her former patients. However, she is also surprised to discover the impact she had on the dead woman's life - and begins to wonder if she should take more of an interest in the lives of those around her. Crime drama, starring Dana Delany as a former neurosurgeon working as a coroner.

Cast and crew


Megan Hunt
Dana Delany
Kate Murphy
Jeri Ryan
Bud Morris
John Carroll Lynch
Peter Dunlop
Nicholas Bishop
Samantha Baker
Sonja John
Todd Fleming
Jeffrey Nordling
Al Chapman
Barry Shabaka Henley
Brian Riley
Brian White
Eric Singleton
Alexander Cendese
Nina Wheeler
Sherri Saum


Nelson McCormick
Executive Producer
Matthew Gross
Executive Producer
Christopher Murphey
Executive Producer
Keri Young