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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 / ... 146 episodes, 2004-2019
William Gaminara ...  Professor Leo Dalton / ... 107 episodes, 2002-2017
Tom Ward ...  Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... 96 episodes, 2002-2012
David Caves ...  Jack Hodgson 70 episodes, 2013-2019
Liz Carr ...  Clarissa Mullery / ... 70 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Lintern ...  Dr. Thomas Chamberlain 60 episodes, 2014-2019
Amanda Burton ...  Sam Ryan 54 episodes, 1996-2004
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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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BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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Silent Witness See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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(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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The incidental music used in the series is written by the BAFTA-nominated composer Sheridan Tongue. See more »

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Referenced in Jack the Ripper - The Case Reopened (2019) See more »

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A fine example of British drama
15 August 2006 | by bumbebeeSee all my reviews

I always enjoy this show for the following reasons: It gives a wonderful insight, if simplified, into the world of forensic pathology, an area in which I would love to work.

Each new case is original, well constructed and thoughtfully presented. They remain topical, without the feeling of an after-school special relating to current affairs.

Unlike shoddy American drama, the focus is on the storyline and character development. The reason that dialogue is not snappy and constant is because it would turn the characters into one of the "Friends" brigade - where cheap laughs are more important than the integrity of the character.

The show is challenging - plots and subplots intertwine cleverly, meaning it's not a "background" show, but one which is completely consuming for the viewer.

The honest make-up/autopsy scenes. These just fit, without being sensationalist, and add to the realistic feeling of the show.


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