Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Amanda Burton stars in this British TV movie as Helen West, the plucky provincial police medical examiner created by mystery novelist Frances Fyfield. Convalescing from surgery, Helen tackles the case of a pharmacist's wife who died under suspicious circumstances. Taking into consideration the heroine's wobbly physical condition, plus the fact that the victim's husband (Dermot Crowley) is very popular and extremely well connected politically, Helen's boyfriend, Chief Superintendent Bailey (Conor Mullen), advises her to drop the case -- as if that would actually stop her. Originally telecast May 6, 2002 on Britain's ITV1, Helen West: Deep Sleep made its American cable-TV bow courtesy of A&E on June 8, 2002.