True Love Waits - Part One

Series 16 - Episode 5 True Love Waits - Part One



Sometimes the main cast of Silent Witness feel like spectators in their own drama, as if they’ve wandered onto the wrong set and want to join in.
Tonight’s episode starts out as a standard, gruesome procedural — a woman is stabbed to death and her husband is the obvious suspect — then it veers off to become more interested in other things, including the attractive female detective investigating the case who, like last week’s attractive female detective, has a blot on her record that she’s trying
to expunge.

Then at the end the whole story swerves off in a new direction and leaves the main cast behind entirely. It’s really odd plotting, but oddly gripping, too, and as the compromised detective, Christine Bottomley is excellent.


Part one of two. A pub landlady is stabbed to death and has the tip of her little finger cut off, and while Leo and Jack collect mounting evidence that her husband was responsible, Nikki remains convinced of the man's innocence. When he is charged with the crime, she must convince her colleagues the woman was the latest victim of a psychopathic serial killer, resulting in a deadly game of cat and mouse as they seek out the culprit. Christine Bottomley, Penny Downie and Christopher Fulford guest star.

Cast & Crew

Dr Nikki Alexander Emilia Fox
Prof Leo Dalton William Gaminara
Jack Hodgson David Caves
Clarissa Mullery Liz Carr
Imogen Nicola Millbank
Alan Lane David Murray
Derek Macneil Douglas Russell
Edith Macneil Lynn Farleigh
DI Kate Warren Christine Bottomley
DS Roger Baron Nick Moss
Roly Henderson Rob Jarvis
Emma Hollie Burgess
DCC Tony Warren Christopher Fulford
Simon Marshall Daniel Coonan
Eleanor Marshall Samantha Barron
Janice Masters Christina Cole
Karen Masters Sophie Stuckey
Soco Two Gary Cargill
Director Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Producer Sharon Bloom
Writer Ed Whitmore
Writer Tracey Malone
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