Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
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 Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... (122 episodes, 2004-2017)
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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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21 February 1996 (UK)  »

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

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The series was the subject of a famous spoof by comics Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders called "Witless Silence". See more »

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Referenced in I'm Alan Partridge: I Know What Alan Did Last Summer (2002) See more »

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Witless silence
25 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

If you have been around a while you might remember the French and Saunders satire of Silent Witness, Witless Silence. I'd venture to say that's a good description of where this show has gone.

The new Silent Witness, for me, looks a like a haven for conservative British political correctness and "mainstream" perspectives. Worse still, there no opposing view or opinion in sight, just compliant silence.

Generally, I have in the past liked this show. That said, I don't like being lectured or told what or how I should think. I'd also say I have found a couple of recent episodes, deeply distasteful. This is a shame as the original series had a lot to offer. My advice BBC, knock of the preaching and stick to entertaining, its what you do best.

As it stands I'm only willing to give Silent Witness a five out of ten. Lets hope it picks up its game sometime soon.


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