Silent Witness (1996– )

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,966 users  
Reviews: 12 user

Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Silent Witness (1996– )

Silent Witness (1996– ) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Silent Witness.

Season:

18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | See more »

Year:

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | See more »
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Waking the Dead (TV Series 2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson
Midsomer Murders (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
Sherlock (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
A Touch of Frost (TV Series 1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout
Inspector Lewis (TV Series 2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series 1996)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle
Hustle (TV Series 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis
Castle (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan
Rebus (2000–2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

Stars: Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
William Gaminara ...
 Professor Leo Dalton / ... (106 episodes, 2002-2013)
Tom Ward ...
 Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... (96 episodes, 2002-2012)
...
 Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... (96 episodes, 2004-2014)
Amanda Burton ...
 Sam Ryan (44 episodes, 1996-2004)
Edit

Storyline

Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

police

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Silent Witness  »

Box Office

Budget:

£7,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some improvisation takes place during filming. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One Day (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fine example of British drama
15 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See 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.


36 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Body 21 ? Diesel explodes! No it doesn't Ziggypuss
Harry and Nikki surfbabeNo1
A repeat this week? psdhart
Recent series on DVD?? fitzie_76
Series 15??? Brit_Girl999
The best cast gemmabeglan
Discuss Silent Witness (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page