Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
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 Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... (116 episodes, 2004-2016)
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 Professor Leo Dalton / ... (106 episodes, 2002-2013)
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 Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... (96 episodes, 2002-2012)
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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Dummies are used for the autopsy scenes because the directors want it to be as realistic as possible but naked bodies cannot be shown on the BBC, according to forensic pathology adviser Stuart Hamilton. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.65 (2012) See more »

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CSi the way it should be
16 October 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This series continues to grow in interest, quality and plot lines.

Whenever people rave about CSi, (which I consider it, and it's even lamer derivatives to be THE worst drama on TV), I always point them to Silent Witness. It follows accurate pathology, police routine and technology, and doesn't talk down, or dumb down. If you want to see pathologists at work, then you are going to see cadavers opened up. (That's what they do.) If you don't like that sort of thing, stop complaining that it's sick and go back to washed-out, inaccurate American cop shows that wouldn't know a dead body if it jumped up and bit them. (Or just lay there looking pretty with a cloth laid over their naughty bits.)


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