Type
Scripted
Premiered
Feb. 21, 1996
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network

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Silent Witness (UK)

Silent Witness follows the work of a team of forensic pathologists. Initially starring Amanda Burton as Dr/Prof.Sam Ryan with William Gaminara as Dr.Prof.Leo Dalton. and Tom Ward as Dr.Harry Cunningham but at the beginning of Series 8 Sam left after investigating a case of police corruption. Not long after Dr. Nikki Alexander (played by Emilia Fox) joined the team of Leo and Harry.

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20x10 Awakening, Part Two Aired: Jan. 31, 2017

A frantic Jack carries out forensic examinations on the spot where Nikki disappeared. With Thomas at the airport ready to come out and help, …

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Silent Witness, 6 Exciting New Episodes

Upcoming Season 20 Premiere BBC One at 9:00 pm GMT Mon Jan 02, 2017 followed the next night Jan 03 same time.
The series was created by an ex-police officer, Nigel McCrery - Starts episode part one, When a people smuggler is found dead in the City, Nikki must delve into London's illegal immigrant community. She meets a vulnerable Syrian teen called Akka who is in need of help, putting Nikki in a moral dilemma - and the killer is still on the loose

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  • The main difference between Silent Witness and real-life pathologists is that in the real world pathologists don't interview suspects or take victims into their home.
  • Dummies are used for the autopsy scenes because the directors want it to be as realistic as possible but naked bodies cannot be shown on the BBC, according to forensic pathology adviser…
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    Dummies are used for the autopsy scenes because the directors want it to be as realistic as possible but naked bodies cannot be shown on the BBC, according to forensic pathology adviser Stuart Hamilton (III).
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  • The series was the subject of a famous spoof by comics Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders called "Witless Silence".
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