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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
22 Seasons, 200 Episodes
February 21, 1996
Action & Adventure, Horror & Suspense, Drama, Crime
7.8/10
Cast: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves
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Silent Witness Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • With the conclusion of a challenging Christmas, the team are reunited with their families. Nikki learns that her colleagues have bought her a present.

  • Forensic crime drama series. Nikki, Jack, Thomas and Clarissa are settling down for festive celebrations when they get a call-out to a tragedy at a family home.

  • The team continue to investigate the truth around the care home deaths. Clarissa's determination to find out the shocking truth puts her life in danger.

  • Forensic crime drama series. After a fatal traffic accident, suspicion falls on a care home resident, but is the suspicion justified?

  • Forensic crime drama series. When analysing crime scene photos and the positions of the victims' bodies, the team uncover a secret.

  • Forensic crime drama series. A US diplomat is shot dead in central London, forcing the team to work closely with the embassy and the FBI.

  • Forensic crime drama series. The team wonder if the hack is the only danger as they come under threat. Jack has to decide how to get closure.

  • Forensic crime drama series. A series of tragic events are linked to the hacking of a hospital database and the subsequent blackmailing of patients.

  • Forensic crime drama series. Nikki's suspicions about David Cannon are aroused further when she discovers blood in the boot of his car.

  • Forensic crime drama series. The team investigate the death of a man found in a reservoir. Nikki and Jack deal with the aftermath of their Mexico trip.

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