Silent Witness - Season 11

Weekdays 9:00 PM on BBC Premiered Feb 21, 1996 Between Seasons




Episode Guide

  • Peripheral Vision, Part 2

    Nikki was forced to work with Mays, who was now openly hostile, investigating Woods's death. He was convinced it was suicide; Nikki believed it was murder. Meanwhile, a picture of the two girls' lives in the town was emerging; the family troubles that led Clara to leave home, and the neglect that meant Floria's disappearance went unreported. However when Nikki's search uncovered a significant police cover-up she was convinced she knew who was responsible for the girl's deaths, and unable to speak to the police, Nikki put herself in jeopardy.

  • Peripheral Vision, Part 1

    When some of the bones of a young girl were found outside a small town, everyone was convinced they belonged to a teenage girl Clara, who went missing 2 years before when she was 16. Nikki came under pressure to confirm the ID, while D.I. Mays was convinced he had the killer in George Woods. Nikki fell out with the police and the family along the way, finding herself alone in her search for the killer. When Nikki discovered the bones belonged to two girls, the second of whom, Floria, was herself a gyspy, she began to doubt Woods' guilt. Nikki proved Woods' innocence just as Mays believed he was wrapping up the case – but once released, George was found dead, an apparent suicide.

  • Double Dare, Part 2

    Nikki's reconstruction of the old crime scene delivered a devastating blow – doubts she had over the previous case were confirmed. When her father unwittingly leaked the story to the press, her professional integrity hung in the balance.

    However, Harry's investigation into the decomposing bodies of two teenage girls led him back to the Anna Holland case – and his findings ultimately exonerated Anna Holland. The hunt for Anna's killer continued to draw blanks until the team received some shocking news. The badly burned woman in the hospital was not Carla, but Anna - which meant it was not Anna, but Carla who was murdered.

  • Double Dare, Part 1

    Four years ago, Anna Holland and her boyfriend, Michael Drage, brutally stabbed a young mother to death in front of her children - or so the public believed. However, Nikki's evidence proved that Anna didn't take part, so she was only sentenced to four years instead of life. Then, on her release from prison, she herself was murdered.

    Nikki's case was brought into the limelight again, but the only witness to the murder, Anna's police protection officer Carla Masters, was in a coma recovering from horrific burns. When Anna's mother confessed she had withheld evidence at the trial that could have suggested Anna was guilty, Nikki began to doubt herself and starts to think that maybe Anna was guilty and that she could have contributed to the girl's murder.

  • Hippocratic Oath, Part 2

    With Nikki recovering from her attack in the hospital, Harry and Leo continue working on the investigations without her. As they delve deeper, Alice's surgical team begin to show its cracks. Harry discovers that Alice had been forced into operating on a child after drinking, as no other surgeon was available. The child died, and this revelation leads them closer to the identity of the murderer.

  • Hippocratic Oath, Part 1

    When in a car crash not one, but two bodies were found in the coffin, Harry is tasked with identifying the murdered John Doe. His search takes him to a hospital, where Nikki is investigating Alice Huston – a pioneering pediatric surgeon with an unusually high mortality rate. After Harry discovers John Doe was the boyfriend of one of Alice's nurses, Claire, the whole hospital comes under investigation. The team fight hostility and closed ranks, until Nikki gets a call from Claire, who has something she needs to tell her. But when Nikki finds Claire down in the hospital basement, this puts her in grave danger.

  • Suffer the Children, Part 2

    The police investigation came under added pressure when a teenager was reported missing. When a raid on a witch doctor's house turned up nothing, the community was up in arms at what they saw as harassment. In the end, Leo found that the children were being used as kidney donors, murdered for their organs.

  • Suffer the Children, Part 1

    A young boy is found dead in a river, his body mutilated, and Leo strives to find his killer despite being amidst threats and rising racial tension. Before they can find the killer a second body is pulled from the river and Leo decides to make his own euquiries. He is led to a West African church nearby where he saw an exorcism of a young boy who was Kindoki – possessed. The Pastor, Funmi Lambo, insisted there was no violence in his church, and that far worse would happen to the boy if he were taken to Africa for exorcism. But on leaving work that night, Leofinds a chilling message left for him on his car, a warning to stay away.

  • Apocalypse, Part 2
    Apocalypse, Part 2
    Episode 2

    Harry gets approached by the dead pilot's father, Henry Markham, who was convinced that the helicopter was faulty, but that his son would take the blame. The RAF then got rid of the body but when Harry carried out the post mortem he found out that the pilot had in fact been taking drugs to help tackle his insomnia which had started when he was in Iraq. Harry had to tell the pilot's father that as a result of his post mortem, his son would almost certainly be blamed for the crash. Later, a body was brought into the mortuary. The coroner suspected it was a case of pilot suicide. When Harry opened the body bag inside was Henry Markham.

  • Apocalypse, Part 1
    Apocalypse, Part 1
    Episode 1

    Harry and Nikki are driving home and arrive at the scene of an RAF helicopter crash, but as they delve deeper into the investigation things they come into conflict with the Ministry of Defence, who exclude Harry from the site. Harry investigates further by climbing back into the helicopter only to be caught and get himself arrested. The team's suspicions of things not being as simple as they seem are confirmed when a government minister blames the crash on the helicopter's pilot before an investigation can take place.