Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
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 Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... (126 episodes, 2004-2017)
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 Professor Leo Dalton / ... (107 episodes, 2002-2017)
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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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21 February 1996 (UK)  »

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The main difference between Silent Witness and real-life pathologists is that in the real world pathologists don't interview suspects or take victims into their home. See more »

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Referenced in Who's Doing the Dishes?: Sean Wilson (2016) See more »

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The BBC's latest political propaganda tool
4 January 2017 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

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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