Silent Witness: Season 15, Episode 2

Death Has No Dominion: Part 2 (2 Apr. 2012)

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An eye witness account and identification of a car links a youth called Lee Ness to the farm shop murders but he claims not to know the Wraith. Tom Byrne,recently widowed,and Nikki,who has ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lizzie Fraser
William Gaminara ...
Simon Avery
James Larkin ...
Greg Matheson
Nick James ...
Luke (as Nicholas Fagg)
Tom Ward ...
DI Connie James
Lynda Rooke ...
David Kirkbride ...
Det Supt Tom Byrne
Kirsty Bushell ...
DI Ginny Gray
Helen Sheals ...
Raani Amar


An eye witness account and identification of a car links a youth called Lee Ness to the farm shop murders but he claims not to know the Wraith. Tom Byrne,recently widowed,and Nikki,who has just lost her father,develop a rapport whilst interviewing the parents of another supposed victim of the Wraith,who have their own views on the murderer's identity. A discrepancy in the findings of the Wraith's DNA at different crime scenes leads Harry to take samples from a rival laboratory. The result reveals an elaborately plotted revenge scenario to punish the police for the deaths of Mary and Lizzie. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Hunting a ghost
7 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Returning for a fifteenth season this series remains remarkably fresh; this first story opened with the murder of a forensics officer twelve years ago then, in the present, her sister, who is also a forensic expert commits suicide. This has an affect on Leo who had been helping her after the lab she worked for had come into some criticism following an error. The team soon have a case of their own to investigate; three bodies are found in what appears to have been a robbery; the victims are a fifty year old former member of the SAS; his daughter, who was apparently rape and her son. Everything at the crime scene points to a single attacker until a swab on a pipe suggests that a woman was also there... a woman who's DNA has been found at numerous crime scenes. The police believe this woman, who has been dubbed 'The Wraith' has been involved in numerous crimes where she worked with a weak willed male accomplice who committed the murders while she watched. DS Winter, the police officer investigating the case, has been after her for twelve years but never gets close; even when her accomplices are caught they deny all knowledge of her despite DNA proving she was there... there is of course an alternative; an alternative that neither the police nor the forensic experts can dare entertain... that she doesn't exist and only appears due to contamination of the evidence!

This story was a gripping opener to the new series with some nice surprises and a fine twist at the end. As usual the regular cast but in fine performances as did guest stars Adam Best who played DS Winter and Shelley Conn who played DI Connie James. The case kept me interested from start to finish and while I had a few ideas about what was going on with 'The Wraith' I didn't guess who was responsible even though once it was revealed it was apparent that clues were there. As is often the case with this series has a few moments that aren't for the squeamish although I suspect anybody disturbed by that would have stopped watching by now! That said the nature of the stories means that you don't have to have watched the show before to enjoy the stories.

These comments refer to the whole two-part story not just the second episode.

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