Silent Witness

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Silent Witness

Season 1 (1996)

Complete first series of the forensic crime drama. Amanda Burton stars as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan, a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. In this series, Sam has to determine whether the death of a six-year-old girl was really an accident, and finds herself caught up in an investigation into ritual murder and black magic. Episodes are: 'Buried Lies (Part 1)'; 'Buried Lies (Part 2)'; 'Long Days, Short Nights (Part 1)'; 'Long Days, Short Nights (Part 2)'; 'Darkness Visible (Part 1)'; 'Darkness Visible (Part 2)'; 'Sins of the Fathers (Part 1)'; and 'Sins of the Fathers (Part 2)'.

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Silent Witness

Season 3 (1999)

All seven episodes from series three and four of the forensic crime drama starring Amanda Burton as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan, a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. Episodes comprise: 'An Academic Exercise', 'Fallen Idol', 'Divided Loyalties', 'Brothers in Arms', 'Gone Tomorrow', 'A Kind of Justice' and 'A Good Body'.

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Silent Witness

Season 4 (1999)

All seven episodes from series three and four of the forensic crime drama starring Amanda Burton as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan, a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. Episodes comprise: 'An Academic Exercise', 'Fallen Idol', 'Divided Loyalties', 'Brothers in Arms', 'Gone Tomorrow', 'A Kind of Justice' and 'A Good Body'.

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Silent Witness

Season 5 (2002)

All 11 episodes from series 5 and 6 of the BBC crime drama starring Amanda Burton as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan. Dr Ryan is a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. Episodes comprise: 'The World Cruise', 'Two Below Zero', 'Faith', 'The Fall Out (Part 1)', 'The Fall Out (Part 2)', 'Kith and Kill (Part 1)', 'Kith and Kill (Part 2)', 'Tell No Tales (Part 1)', 'Tell No Tales (Part 2)', 'Closed Ranks (Part 1)' and 'Closed Ranks (Part 2)'.

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Silent Witness

Season 6 (2002)

All 11 episodes from series 5 and 6 of the BBC crime drama starring Amanda Burton as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan. Dr Ryan is a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. Episodes comprise: 'The World Cruise', 'Two Below Zero', 'Faith', 'The Fall Out (Part 1)', 'The Fall Out (Part 2)', 'Kith and Kill (Part 1)', 'Kith and Kill (Part 2)', 'Tell No Tales (Part 1)', 'Tell No Tales (Part 2)', 'Closed Ranks (Part 1)' and 'Closed Ranks (Part 2)'.

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Silent Witness

Season 7 (2004)

All eight two-part episodes from series 7 and 8 of the BBC crime series starring Amanda Burton as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan. Dr Ryan is a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. Cases in this volume include a suspected terrorist bomb that turns out to be a cover-up for a politician's sex scandal, a murderer who sends Sam clinical photographs of his victims, the death of a black athlete and his agent and an investigation into the controversial work of a high-profile forensic pathologist. Episodes are: 'Answering Fire', 'Fatal Error', 'Running on Empty', 'Beyond Guilt', 'A Time to Heal', 'Death by Water', 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Body 21'.

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Silent Witness

Season 8 (2004)

All eight two-part episodes from series 7 and 8 of the BBC crime series starring Amanda Burton as pathologist Dr Sam Ryan. Dr Ryan is a committed forensic specialist whose passion for justice often leads her to conduct her own inquiries outside the lab. Cases in this volume include a suspected terrorist bomb that turns out to be a cover-up for a politician's sex scandal, a murderer who sends Sam clinical photographs of his victims, the death of a black athlete and his agent and an investigation into the controversial work of a high-profile forensic pathologist. Episodes are: 'Answering Fire', 'Fatal Error', 'Running on Empty', 'Beyond Guilt', 'A Time to Heal', 'Death by Water', 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Body 21'.

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Silent Witness

Season 9 (2006)

All nine two-part episodes from series 9 and 10 of the BBC crime series. The departure of Professor Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton) has left doctors Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) and Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward) in charge of the forensic pathology department. Meanwhile, new recruit Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) has also become an indispensable member of the team. In this series, the team investigates a diverse collection of cases including people trafficking, a woman killed in a fire, a spate of drive-by shootings and a possible copycat sex killer preying on women in London and Amsterdam. Episodes are: 'Ghosts', 'Choices', 'The Meaning of Death', 'Mind and Body', 'Cargo', 'Terminus', 'Body of Work', 'Supernova' and 'Schism'.

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Silent Witness

Season 10 (2006)

All nine two-part episodes from series 9 and 10 of the BBC crime series. The departure of Professor Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton) has left doctors Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) and Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward) in charge of the forensic pathology department. Meanwhile, new recruit Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) has also become an indispensable member of the team. In this series, the team investigates a diverse collection of cases including people trafficking, a woman killed in a fire, a spate of drive-by shootings and a possible copycat sex killer preying on women in London and Amsterdam. Episodes are: 'Ghosts', 'Choices', 'The Meaning of Death', 'Mind and Body', 'Cargo', 'Terminus', 'Body of Work', 'Supernova' and 'Schism'.

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Silent Witness

Season 11 (2008)

All eleven two-part episodes from series 11 and 12 of the BBC crime thriller following the investigations of a team of forensic experts led by Dr Leo Dalton (William Gaminara), Dr Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward) and Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox). The episodes are: 'Apocalypse', 'Suffer the Children', 'Hippocratic Oath', 'Double Dare', 'Peripheral Vision', 'Safe', 'Death's Door', 'Terror', 'Judgement', 'The Lost Child' and 'Finding Rachel'.

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Silent Witness

Season 12 (2008)

All eleven two-part episodes from series 11 and 12 of the BBC crime thriller following the investigations of a team of forensic experts led by Dr Leo Dalton (William Gaminara), Dr Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward) and Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox). The episodes are: 'Apocalypse', 'Suffer the Children', 'Hippocratic Oath', 'Double Dare', 'Peripheral Vision', 'Safe', 'Death's Door', 'Terror', 'Judgement', 'The Lost Child' and 'Finding Rachel'.

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Silent Witness

Season 13 (2010)

The death of an insurance investigator from suspected cyanide poisoning results in Leo being investigated for fraud; a wealthy banker dies in suspicious circumstances; and Leo's suspicions are aroused when DI Neill seems reluctant to believe a murder victim was an informant for an undercover police officer.

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Silent Witness

Season 14 (2011)

Nikki investigates the suicide of a professor suspected of being responsible for three deaths; Leo links a preserved female body found in a Sheffield peat moor to a serial killer case he dealt with in 1985; and the deaths of a mother and an Army lieutenant appear to be linked.

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Silent Witness

Season 15 (2012)

A triple murder looks like the work of a known serial killer; Harry is disturbed by a double murder involving a family he knows; and Nikki is furious with Leo when he re-examines a child abuse case by her former mentor.

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Season 16 (2013)

Nikki is not convinced that an ageing confectionery company owner died of natural causes; a double murder forces Jack to lock horns with an old flame; and Nikki struggles to prove a man is innocent of stabbing his wife to death.

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Silent Witness

Season 17 (2014)

All five two-part episodes from series 17 of the BBC crime thriller. Forensic experts Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox), Jack Hodgson (David Caves) and Leo's replacement Dr Thomas Chamberlain (Richard Lintern) investigate various cases including the gruesome murder of a lap dancer found in a remote Scottish forest and a serial killer kidnapping children. The episodes are: 'Commodity', 'Coup de Grace', 'In a Lonely Place', 'Undertone' and 'Fraternity'.

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Silent Witness

Season 18 (2015)

All five two-part episodes from the 18th series of the BBC crime thriller. Forensic experts Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox), Jack Hodgson (David Caves) and Leo's replacement Dr Thomas Chamberlain (Richard Lintern) investigate various cases including a murderous sniper picking people off at random, the death of a man who's pushed in front of a train and the assassination attempt of a wealthy Russian businessman. The episodes are: 'Sniper's Nest', 'Falling Angels', 'Protection', 'Squaring the Circle' and 'One of Our Own'.

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Silent Witness

Season 19 (2016)

In Season 19, Nikki questions her judgement in a case from her past, a prominent anti-fundamentalist Muslim is murdered and an ex-convict is found murdered in his home.

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Silent Witness

Season 20 (2017)

All five two-part episodes from the 20th series of the BBC crime thriller. Forensic experts Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox), Jack Hodgson (David Caves) and Leo's replacement Dr Thomas Chamberlain (Richard Lintern) investigate various cases including a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants and the disappearance of a young schoolteacher. The episodes are: 'Identity: Part 1', 'Identity: Part 2', 'Remembrance: Part 1', 'Remembrance: Part 2', 'Discovery: Part 1', 'Discovery: Part 2', 'Covenant: Part 1', 'Covenant: Part 2', 'Awakening: Part 1' and 'Awakening: Part 2'.

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Cast

Lorcan CranitchStruan RodgerLee RossRuth McCabeNiamh CusackJames AubreyJulian GloverFrances TomeltyNick RedingJohn AshtonLesley DunlopPhyllis LoganAndre JacobsClare HigginsDavid AndersonMike KellyTim Pigott-SmithDerek de LintKata DobóAmanda BurtonSaskia ReevesCharlie Creed-MilesVincent ReganJay SimpsonRoshan SethRoy MarsdenRichard HuwMark Lewis JonesRapulana SeiphemoMark LetherenBarbara FlynnAriyon BakareJames CosmoAdrian LukisDean WilliamsonAnia MarsonSean GallagherAmanda HoldenWilliam ArmstrongDean Lennox KellyKate AshfieldAlec NewmanJohn BoweSean BakerMark BentonClive RussellAnna MadeleyMichael RyanBrendan MackeyKen StottJohn McGlynnShaun ParkesSamantha SeagerSimon KunzSharon SmallRaji JamesDiana HardcastleHarmage Singh KaliraiMarian McLoughlinRichard SuttonTrevor BannisterChristine TremarcoDean AndrewsJoe DuttineRichard LinternSteve NicolsonSteve John ShepherdRuth GemmellBenedict CumberbatchKaren MeagherGeraldine SomervilleRaquel CassidyJessica CollinsNeil MaskellKirsty MitchellMatthew McNultyMichele AustinKeith BartlettRichard DillaneSanjeev BhaskarAnna BrewsterGerald LepkowskiKieran BewKate MagowanPeter HorkayDeborah FindlayJames LarkinDaniel CerqueiraZoe TelfordChris WilsonJason MazaSorcha CusackEmilia FoxAnna Wilson-JonesJake HathawayDarren MorfittNick HobbsLyndsey MarshalElyes GabelWilliam GaminaraLloyd OwenSusan BrownGeorgie GlenStephen KennedyTony JayawardenaLouis EmerickSam TroughtonEva PopeShelley ConnMichelle FairleyJo Stone-FewingsPhilip WhitchurchJacob AndersonGary BeadleAntonia Campbell-HughesMichael WildmanLiza TarbuckPaul KynmanAlex McSweeneyLeo WringerKelly HarrisonJoseph LongPippa DuffyAntony ByrneDavid CannAdam BestTony PittsAmy WrenDoraly RosaSidney KeanDominic RowanTheo Barklem-BiggsAustin MoultonArsher AliHaydn GwynnePooky QuesnelJosette SimonLili GeslerDouglas RankineTobi BakareEsther HallLisa KayMorgan WatkinsOliver ChrisDavid AjalaBen CuraAnthony FlanaganSinead KeenanOttilia BorbathHayley-Marie AxeNathalie BuscombeDerek RiddellNav SidhuAdrianna BertolaPercelle AscottTom CarterNancy CarrollMichael TroughtonHamza JeetooaSteven CreeNyasha HatendiIvan KamarasRobert WhitelockLili BordánAleksandar AleksievJohn RadoPeter CharltonSarah SmartFaraz AyubDaniel WeymanTodd Von JoelSue KelvinDenise GoughLiam GarriganDavid ActonDavid CavesKyle SollerRobert LonsdaleFarzana Dua ElaheHarry Lister SmithOrion LeeLeila MimmackVictoria WicksAnneika RoseMadeline DugganSarah SolemaniAbigail HardinghamRebecca CalderMish BoykoMichael WinderJonathan BroadbentThomas CoombesTom WardJaye GriffithsKate JarmanShobu KapoorGary CarrJuliet CowanPriyanga BurfordLiz CarrMichael ShaefferThusitha JayasunderaBen TavassoliDaisy Edgar-JonesEmma LowndesGlenn DohertySagar AryaSam ParksJoanna HortonMegan PrescottLuing AndrewsJoy RichardsonJacob KrichefskiAlicya EyoKatherine Dow BlytonAlex FeltonSam StrikeKate McLaughlinTamsin TopolskiLily LovettDan FredenburghJanie BoothNatalie J RobbRob DixonHelen ShealsNatalie LesterJack GogartyTom LeachTamer DoghamConnor ArnoldAmy JayneSimon NaderAkiya HenryMatthew WynnJonathan PentonAlice BhandhukraviAdam RedmorePaul SharmaRalph LaurilaNathaneal BaringAbi HardinghamNaveed ChoudhryStephanie CareyYasmin WildeYsobel GonzalezRoy SampsonMufrida HayesLewis GriffinBartley BurkeHarris DickinsonSaria SteelClaire RaffertyMelissa JamesEdward RichardsRhoda Ofori-AttahRobert StylesSindi HarrisonAndrea DondoloFee CamilleriZandile DlaminiAmanda LaneFerenc ElekKelly BanlakiMarianna SchmidtEdit BalazsovitsRoland KollarszkyTibor IslaiBernadett KissSophie RaworthChris GordonLottie TolhurstJamie ZubairiTimothy WoodVictoria CarlingJoel RobinsonDale RapleyMoneer ElmasseekCandice OnyeamaElena SaurelZombie BoyRamiro BlasCarlo FeliceJose CerosRicardo MenaEfrain RodriguezManuel CastilloWanda OpalinskaTony LuckenYou-Ri YamanakaClive HaywardSteven Harwood-BrownMarene VanholkWilliam BrandCorrine VrensenAnna AndersonJoe MontannaErik MadsenToby WhartonAnnabel CanavenDavid KirkbrideNicholas FaggLynda RookeKirsty BushellOliver GatzTom PadleyAshwin BolarGeorgia BourkeChloe CuthillChizzy OkudoluAnil GoutamLuke BromleyKate BurdetteBen AdamsAnthony AdeikumAssad RajaJake DavisChristopher HunterWilliam FindleyJohn JackJude Monk McGowanLiam BewleyHarrison StaggJane LeaneyJoshua BlakeRachel FaganBobby PearseAddis Williams