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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
DC Anna Travis joins a team on the hunt for a particularly gruesome serial killer. When the latest victim is found and doesn't fit the usual profile of the killer's victims, Travis sets out to prove herself.
Think of all the endless possibilities for cases that the BBC could have thought up for the first episode of the new series of Silent Witness. Yet they couldn't resist the temptation to hijack what once was a great crime drama show for an hour of classic BBC political propaganda.
Here we have a politically charged storyline involving a people smuggler and refugees, obviously inspired by current real life events. The BBC pushed and pushed their pro-refugee stance, even attracting sympathy for the criminal people smuggler. Predictably, the only thing people wanted to discuss after the show was illegal immigration and the refugee crisis, and not the crime/mystery that the show is supposed to be about.
Are the BBC simply incapable of making a show without political connotations anymore? 'Silent Witness' was once one of the BBC's best shows, now it's being used as a political propaganda tool.
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