Silent Witness

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




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  • Silent Witness


    Drama series about a team of forensic pathologists.
  • Betrayal, Part Two

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    S 22 : Ep 9 - 2/5/19

    When Thomas sides against her findings on a controversial case, Nikki suspects foul play and takes steps to prove her theory. Jack and Clarissa follow a forensic trail connecting a dead researcher with a billionaire scientist and a secret testing programme.moreless
  • Betrayal, Part One

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    S 22 : Ep 8 - 2/4/19

    Nikki is humiliated in court when a barrister accuses her of making a serious error in the case of a policeman who may or may not have been murdered. Meanwhile the team investigate the death of a medical researcher, found in a canal, with mysterious puncture marks on his body.moreless
  • Deathmaker, Part Two

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    S 22 : Ep 7 - 1/29/19

    During the team's search for the killer, Jack works alongside an old friend from Northern Ireland, a fearless journalist who has dedicated her life to exposing the suspected organisation. As the team investigate further, they realise they have uncovered a complex conflict sustained by ties of loyalty, family and retribution.moreless
  • Deathmaker, Part One

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    S 22 : Ep 6 - 1/28/19

    A shocking incident on a suburban street brings back painful memories for Jack, forcing him to revisit his past. As a member of the victim's family seeks justice of their own, forensic evidence discovered by the Lyell team suggests the involvement of a Northern Irish terror group, long thought inactive.moreless
  • To Brighton, to Brighton: Part One

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    S 22 : Ep 5 - 1/24/19

    During a heatwave in Brighton, the Lyell team are summoned to a waste dump where a body part has been found. The search is on to recover the other dismembered remains and piece together the victim's body, which is covered in unusual tattoos.

  • Lift Up Your Hearts, Part Two

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    S 22 : Ep 4 - 1/15/19

    DI Kate Ashton leads the investigation into a gang of dealers recruiting young men to push drugs near a London school, and as well as tracking down those responsible for the recent deaths, she also seems keen to push a relationship with Jack.

  • Lift Up Your Hearts, Part One

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    S 22 : Ep 3 - 1/14/19

    After a teenager is killed in a meth lab explosion, his teacher resolves to confront the drug dealers preying on his community. Dangerous new drugs are hitting the streets, and the effects are evident to the team as they deal with the rise in deaths.

  • Two Spirits, Part Two

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    S 22 : Ep 2 - 1/9/19

    A mistake has been made during the course of the investigation, and Thomas is targeted as a scapegoat. As frustration grows between the Lyell and the acting DCI, can Thomas rally the team to gather crucial evidence to find the killer before they strike again?moreless
  • Two Spirits, Part One

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    S 22 : Ep 1 - 1/8/19

    Fresh from her trip to the States, Nikki and the Lyell unit are called in to investigate an attack against a transgender man. A transgender helpline had received a chilling phone call stating an intent to kill, and the call handler, a young, dynamic spokeswoman for the transgender community, helps with the investigation.moreless
  • Family, Part Two

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    S 21 : Ep 10 - 2/6/18

    With the conclusion of a rather challenging Christmas, the team are reunited with their respective families, but Nikki is shocked to learn that her colleagues have all pitched in to buy her an open return to see Matt in the States.

  • Family, Part One

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    S 21 : Ep 9 - 2/5/18

    It's Christmas morning and the team get a call after the discovery of a family massacre at an enormous property owned by the CEO of a haulage company. A gunshot suddemly rings out, and the team realise that the shooter might still be there.

  • One Day, Part Two

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    S 21 : Ep 8 - 1/30/18

    The team continue to investigate the truth around the care home deaths, and they are desperate to rescue Serena and return her to safety. Clarissa's determination to find out the shocking truth about the care home puts her life in danger.

  • One Day, Part One

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    S 21 : Ep 7 - 1/29/18

    Two care home staff burst out of Kingscote Bows redidential care home chasing a young man with learning disabiliities and sociopathic tendencies. Some distance away, Nikki and Jack examine a fatal road accident. The deceased is the young man's mother.

  • A Special Relationship, Part Two

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    S 21 : Ep 6 - 1/23/18

    While analysing pictures of the crime scene and the positions of the bodies of the victims, the team discovers a secret that reaches the pinnacle of the US government.

  • A Special Relationship, Part One

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    S 21 : Ep 5 - 1/22/18

    A US diplomat is shot dead in a central London square, forcing the team to work closely with the embassy and the FBI. When a second US citizen is targeted, what looked like a lone wolf attack could now be a focused terrorist attack against the US.

  • Moment of Surrender, Part Two

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    S 21 : Ep 2 - 1/9/18

    Nikki's suspicions about David Cannon are aroused further when she discovers blood in the boot of his car. With Thomas's support, she takes samples to process - does it belong to Sally Vaughn? The uncovering of a family murder from the past shines the spotlight on three people who went to the same school.moreless
  • Moment of Surrender, Part One

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    S 21 : Ep 1 - 1/8/18

    Haunted by her experiences in Mexico, Nikki struggles to come to terms with life back home. As Jack, Clarissa and Thomas share concerns about Nikki's wellbeing, a body is found in a reservoir, uncovering the mystery of a 16-year-old murder case.

  • River's Edge - Part 2

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    S 19 : Ep 10 - 2/2/16

    The discovery of two bodies in a freezer sheds unexpected light on the investigation.

  • River's Edge - Part 1

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    S 19 : Ep 9 - 2/1/16

    The Lyell team examines the scene of murder of a family shot while picnicking. The SIO is convinced that the woman's estranged husband is responsible.

  • In Plain Sight - Part 2

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    S 19 : Ep 8 - 1/26/16

    As the murders continue, Jack Hodgson investigates the capital's burgeoning gun trade.

  • In Plain Sight - Part 1

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    S 19 : Ep 7 - 1/25/16

    The team is called on to investigate the fatal shooting of a teenager during an armed police operation. Doctors Alexander and Chamberlain question the integrity of the IPCC investigator.

  • Life Licence - Part 2

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    S 19 : Ep 6 - 1/19/16

    Focus on one suspect prompts the team to re-open a fifteen-year-old murder case. The emergence of further victims points to a particularly sadistic killer.

  • Life Licence - Part 1

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    S 19 : Ep 5 - 1/18/16

    After an ex-convict is murdered in his own home, suspicions fall on a recently-released killer.

  • Flight - Part 2

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    S 19 : Ep 4 - 1/12/16

    The team must track down Sarah Begovic and the suspected members of her terrorist cell before they can strike again.

  • Flight - Part 1

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    S 19 : Ep 3 - 1/11/16

    A young Muslim woman returning covertly to the UK is initially suspected of drug smuggling, but is soon implicated in the murder of a prominent critic of Islamic fundamentalism.

  • After the Fall - Part 2

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    S 19 : Ep 2 - 1/5/16

    Nikki reveals a potential mistake about an old case that could have far flung implications for all those involved.
  • After the Fall - Part 1

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    S 19 : Ep 1 - 1/4/16

    An apparent suicide of a DJ conjures up memories of an old case for Nikki.
  • Fraternity, Part Two

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    S 17 : Ep 10 - 1/31/14

    The discovery of a second body devastates Jack, whose continuing interference in the case puts his job at risk as Thomas deliberates whether to hire Helen as a permanent replacement. The inspector working the murder investigation uncovers the teenager's relationship with a married man.

  • Fraternity, Part One

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    S 17 : Ep 9 - 1/30/14

    A 15-year-old girl has been murdered. Jack has a prior association with the prime suspect so Thomas replaces him with another forensic scientist, Helen Ferguson. Jack nevertheless finds himself drawn into the investigation, bringing him into conflict with the rest of the team. The victim's best friend, consumed with grief, decides to take drastic action.

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