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Silent Witness 

Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Emilia Fox ...  Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... 136 episodes, 2004-2018
William Gaminara ...  Professor Leo Dalton / ... 107 episodes, 2002-2017
Tom Ward ...  Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... 96 episodes, 2002-2012
David Caves ...  Jack Hodgson 60 episodes, 2013-2018
Liz Carr ...  Clarissa Mullery / ... 60 episodes, 2013-2018
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Testemunha Silenciosa See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Budget:

£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

During the early years of the show, series creator Nigel McCrery wrote and published a number of tie-in novels relating to the series, following Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton) and Trevor Stewart (Bill Armstrong), as well as former main character Superintendent Tom Adams (John McGlynn), and brand new character DS Stanley Sharman, with Burton generally appearing on the front cover of each novel. The fifth novel, due to be published in 2003, was placed on indefinite hold, and has never been released. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Britain's Got More Talent: Episode #10.1 (2016) See more »

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Entertainingly ridiculous
25 January 2014 | by di-hardSee all my reviews

This show is a favourite of mine. I'm rarely bored watching it, but anyone thinking it's realistic must be high as a kite.

It has good pace and throws enough red herrings in the mix to keep me (usually) unsure as to who did what and how it will all pan out.

However, you do have to swallow the idea of a forensic team that could easily be confused with a posse of rogue policemen. These people don't just do forensic science and make occasional court appearances. They barge past detectives to interrogate witnesses (the detectives never seem to mind this) and chase and tackle suspects. They have guns held to their heads every so often. They get out there and meet all the players, sometimes even date them. Some of them do it all tottering around in high heels. It's utterly ridiculous but the success of the show testifies to its dependable entertainment value. Enjoy with a large grain of salt.


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