Friday, 16 July 2010

The Silence by Fiona Seres

This was an outstanding piece of work, and rather than describe it i shall simply urge you to watch it on BBC iPlayer. Genevieve Barr, the deaf actress at the heart of it, is surrounded by an outstanding cast in a drama that manages to explore multiple themes while keeping the dramatic tension ratcheted up throughout. Congratulations to all involved.


  1. Brilliant drama, but was a little disappointed who it ended, as it was rather unfinished somehow. I would have liked to have seen Jim recovered from his injuries and reunited with his family as well as Amelia and her parents. I also would have liked to have seen the 2 guys from Drugs Squad arrested for killing the policewoman.

  2. I disagree. I was most grateful not to have to sit through 20 minutes of the obvious. I would have felt condescended to. One of the virtues of The Silence was its truth to the fact that no-one is perfect. All the chief characters had blemishes, just like us. The story - the tale - was over. It ended exactly as it ought to have done.