Amanda Burton returns to Silent Witness
17 years after her departure Amanda Burton returns for Silent Witness' 25th Anniversary.
Amanda Burton is returning to Silent Witness, reprising her role of pathologist Sam Ryan as part of the show’s 25th anniversary.
17 years after her departure she joins fellow cast members Emilia Fox (Nikki Alexander), David Caves (Jack Hodgson) and Genesis Lynea (Simone Tyler) for six new episodes.
She first appeared in the role in 1996, starring in 54 episodes before leaving in 2004, when her character returned home to Northern Ireland to be with her family.
“I am so excited to be returning to Silent Witness and stepping back into Sam Ryan’s shoes – with a difference! Audiences can look forward to plenty of twists and turns as they discover what Sam’s been doing since leaving the Lyell.”
Emilia Fox says: “It is such a delight and thrill to be working with Amanda. To have Sam Ryan back again at the heart of the show is the greatest way of all to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Silent Witness.”
Lawrence Till, Executive Producer, BBC Studios Production, says: “I am delighted that Amanda agreed to return to Silent Witness for its Silver Anniversary. Silent Witness has a large and loyal audience and remains as popular as it has ever been with audiences regularly consolidating at over six million viewers. It is fantastic to have Sam Ryan at the centre of the series again alongside our other Lyell characters for a monumental story told in six parts.”
Silent Witness screens in Australia on BBC First and ABC.