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Second Sight

Second Sight

Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner (Clive Owen) is a nonconformist workaholic cop who solves crimes by putting his faith in only the cold hard facts he can see. When a rare disorder attacks his cornea, causing intermittent blindness and hallucinations, Tanner conceals his problem for the sake of his pride - and his career. As Tanner faces a myriad of obstacles in learning how to adapt to his condition, he begins to learn that there is more to murder than visibly meets the eye. Intuition prevails over simple eyesight as he discovers that success (and his very survival) will depend on the use of his wits and all his senses.

Episode Info

Final: 1x08 -- In the Kingdom of the Blind (2) (Feb/06/2001)

Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner's investigation into the Ben Harris murder takes him even deeper into the dark underworld of organised crime - and to his dismay, the main witness has changed his story.

Clive OwenClive Owen
As D.C.I. Ross Tanner
Claire SkinnerClaire Skinner
As D.I. Catherine Tully
Rupert Holliday-EvansRupert Holliday-Evans
As D.S. Pensey
Frank HarperFrank Harper
As D.S. Finch
Mark BazeleyMark Bazeley
As D.I. Boyd
Selina BoyackSelina Boyack
As D.C. Holt
Akbar KurthaAkbar Kurtha
As D.C. Chad
Alexander MortonAlexander Morton
As D.S. Julian
Benjamin Smith (1)Benjamin Smith (1)
As Sam Tanner
Thomas WheatleyThomas Wheatley
As Supt. Lawson


Reviews: 63
Rating: 5 likes, 1 dislikes

possible brain damage
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Review posted on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 7:47 am


Reviews: 58
Taut, styish, and smart ...Rating: 2 likes, 6 dislikes

This is a remarkable series, richly dramatic and with one of those "twists" that lends an added element to each of the stories. Clive Owen is quite a powerful character as Ross Tanner, a hard drinking, hard boiled detective with a knack for solving some of the most difficult crimes. Unfortunately, he's cursed with a rare disorder causing him to go permanently blind. We watch Tanner's painful struggle as he attempts to keep this news to himself, relying ever higher on his other senses compensating for his loss of vision. He keeps everyone at bay, including his ex-wife and partners. Eventually, of course, those closest to him are onto the situation but everyone plays along as best they can - at least for as long as they can. Read more

Review posted on Monday, March 5th 2007 at 4:30 am

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Recurring Guests

Rebecca Egan as Marilyn Tanner (8 eps)
James Greene (1) as Ophthalmic Surgeon (4 eps)
Julian Protheroe as Frank (4 eps)
Mel Martin as Frances Ingham (2 eps)
Michael Kitchen as Lord Bruce Roddam (2 eps)
Stuart Wilson (2) as Adam Bendrix & Jack Kenworthy (2 eps)
Donald Douglas as Dr. Peters (2 eps)
Lesley Vickerage as D.S. Chancellor (2 eps)
Nicholas Pinnock as Ben Harris (2 eps)
Louise Atkins as Tracy Villiers (2 eps)

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