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Silent Witness 

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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
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Series cast summary:
Emilia Fox ...  Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... 156 episodes, 2004-2020
William Gaminara ...  Professor Leo Dalton / ... 107 episodes, 2002-2017
Tom Ward ...  Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... 96 episodes, 2002-2012
David Caves ...  Jack Hodgson 80 episodes, 2013-2020
Liz Carr ...  Clarissa Mullery / ... 79 episodes, 2013-2020
Richard Lintern ...  Dr. Thomas Chamberlain 70 episodes, 2014-2020
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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The main character in the original series was based on Professor Helen Whitwell, a forensic pathologist based in Sheffield, whom Nigel McCrery had known while serving as a police officer. See more »

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Referenced in One Day (2011) See more »

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Entertainingly ridiculous
25 January 2014 | by di-hardSee all my reviews

This show is a favourite of mine. I'm rarely bored watching it, but anyone thinking it's realistic must be high as a kite.

It has good pace and throws enough red herrings in the mix to keep me (usually) unsure as to who did what and how it will all pan out.

However, you do have to swallow the idea of a forensic team that could easily be confused with a posse of rogue policemen. These people don't just do forensic science and make occasional court appearances. They barge past detectives to interrogate witnesses (the detectives never seem to mind this) and chase and tackle suspects. They have guns held to their heads every so often. They get out there and meet all the players, sometimes even date them. Some of them do it all tottering around in high heels. It's utterly ridiculous but the success of the show testifies to its dependable entertainment value. Enjoy with a large grain of salt.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Witness See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Budget:

GBP7,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(season 1,2,6 - 11) | (Season 3,4,and 5)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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