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This BBC crime drama follows a team of forensic pathologists as they investigate crimes for the Cambridge police department. Dr. Sam Ryan is a brilliant and unflappable pathologist who works with the police to solve the most gruesome of crimes using forensic evidence. The cases are often disturbing and violent, starting in episode one with the suspicious death by drowning of a six year old child.

Thursdays & Fridays at 9:00 pm on BBC One
15 Seasons, 122 Episodes - Returning Series
February 21, 1996
Action & Adventure, Horror & Suspense, Drama, Crime
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Silent Witness Full Episode Guide

  • Rising star Sergeant Sam Honeywell is found beaten and shot in his burnt-out car in Essex. The police are up in arms in what is a hugely emotive and political case for them, and DCI Jim Sullivan is determined to nail Honeywell's killer. When a local drug dealer and son of known crime boss Dean Fallon seems to have his alibi sewn up, suspicion shifts closer to home. Honeywell is discovered to have been in an affair with Kate Parry, wife of his best friend, Sergeant Carl Parry. It looks bad for Parry, and Jack reveals details of Honeywell's final moments, which hit Sullivan hard.

  • A young woman working for the Doshi property moguls, Amy Greenwood, is found dead in Maksim Bazhanov's apartment. Maksim is discovered to have been in a relationship with Yasmin Doshi. Nikki, Jack and Thomas ingeniously prove that foul play was involved in Amy's death and help the police find the missing Bazhanov. Amy's mother Justine is a powerful player in the City Assembly and, fueled by the death of her daughter, she puts pressure on DI Sarah Parks's investigation. Suspicion soon falls on Adam Lansley of FreeLondon, a violent activist known to target the super-rich. But Maksim is a powerful man with many enemies, and the team find one of them where they least expect it.

  • A shootout at a City hotel leaves young Ukrainian nanny Sofia Teplov dead, along with an unknown hitman. The Russian oligarch target Maksim Bazhanov narrowly escapes. Nikki and Jack work with young City DI Sarah Parks to ascertain the identity of the dead hitman and find out who is trying to kill Bazhanov and why. Jack is drawn to Sarah, impressed by her ability to juggle work and family when he finds out her daughter has a rare childhood cancer. The discovery of the hitmen's identities frustrates the team when they realize they could have been hired by any number of paymasters.

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