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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.

Silent Witness is a Action & Adventure, Horror & Suspense, Drama, Crime series that is currently running and has 23 seasons (210 episodes). The series first aired on February 21, 1996. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

Silent Witness is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Silent Witness on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, iTunes online.

Thursdays & Fridays at 9:00 pm on BBC One
23 Seasons, 210 Episodes
February 21, 1996
Action & Adventure, Horror & Suspense, Drama, Crime
7.8/10
Cast: William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Emilia Fox, Amanda Burton, Laura Crossley
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Silent Witness Full Episode Guide

  • The Lyell team must identify the poison to save Jack's life.

  • Thomas investigates the case of a soldier who died during a military training exercise.

  • The team's investigation leads them to a mysterious cryogenics facility.

  • When a skeleton is found in concrete, the Lyell team must solve a case from 20 years ago.

  • With Jenny's murder unresolved, her friends at the women's refuge seek answers.

  • A post-mortem on a victim of domestic violence brings back troubling memories for Nikki.

  • Investigating the murder of a teenage boy, the Lyell team must question police method.

  • When the body of a missing teenager is found in a field near his village, Nikki and the Lyell team must determine whether the killer is a stranger or a local.

  • The team discover a connection between the plane crash and a sinister online forum.

  • The team find unexpected connections between the death of a former US ambassador in a plane crash and the apparent suicide of a successful businessman.

  • Nikki is humiliated in court when a barrister accuses her of making a serious error. The team investigates the death of a medical researcher found in a canal.

  • When Thomas sides against her findings on a controversial case, Nikki suspects foul play and takes steps to prove her theory.

  • During the team's search for the killer, Jack works alongside an old friend from Northern Ireland, and they uncover a complex conflict.

  • A shocking incident on a suburban street brings back painful memories for Jack, forcing him to revisit his past.

  • The team must painstakingly piece together the evidence and unearth the connections between a diverse range of suspects.

  • The Lyell team are summoned to a waste dump in Brighton where a body part has been found. The search is on to recover the other remains.

  • When tragedy strikes close to home, it puts head teacher Noah Taylor on a collision course with the criminals responsible. Can the Lyell team help?

  • With new drugs hitting the streets, a head teacher confronts the dealers preying on his community, as the team deal with a surge in drug-related crime.

  • A mistake has been made during the course of the investigation, and Thomas is targeted as a scapegoat.

  • Nikki and the Lyell unit are called in to investigate an attack against a transgender man.