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Soundproof (BBC Drama, Susan Lynch)

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In one off thriller Soundproof Penny (Susan Lynch) is a hearing woman who works as a sign-language interpreter for the police when they are interviewing deaf people. She becomes embroiled in the story of profoundly deaf Dean (Joseph Mawle) whom she falls for when he is being questioned in connection with a mysterious death and when they become lovers she finds herself under a horrendous conflict of interest as he presses her to disclose what other deaf witnesses have been saying about him.

Cast: Susan Lynch (Penny), Joseph Mawle (Dean), Joanna Dunbar (Jak), Brendan Coyle (Cox), Neil Stuke (Chris), Michael Colgan (Connor), Eve Myles (Detective Constable Sarah McGowan), Demelza Randall (Magda), Diana Martin (Heather), Jay Simpson (Detective Sergeant Rollins), Guy Lankester (Jamie), Susannah Wise (Anna), Flip Webster (Chris’s Mum), Helena Michell (House Owner), Stephanie Street (Duty Solicitor), Isabel Pollen (Dean’s Boss), Josef Altin (Stee), Andrew French (Banquo), Leigh Haywood (Sergeant)

Writer: Joe Fisher / Script Editor: Catherine Moulton / Music: Max Richter / Producer: Madonna Baptiste / Director: Edmund Couthard

UK / BBC Two / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 12 July 2006