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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
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Series cast summary:
Emilia Fox ...  Dr. Nikki Alexander / ... 146 episodes, 2004-2019
William Gaminara ...  Professor Leo Dalton / ... 107 episodes, 2002-2017
Tom Ward ...  Dr. Harry Cunningham / ... 96 episodes, 2002-2012
David Caves ...  Jack Hodgson 70 episodes, 2013-2019
Liz Carr ...  Clarissa Mullery / ... 70 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Lintern ...  Dr. Thomas Chamberlain 60 episodes, 2014-2019
Amanda Burton ...  Sam Ryan 54 episodes, 1996-2004
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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Silent Witness See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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GBP7,000,000 (estimated)
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(season 1,2,6 - 11) | (Season 3,4,and 5)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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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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Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Black Spine Edition (2018) See more »

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Daft but watchable
25 January 2016 | by lorraineesimpsonSee all my reviews

Silent Witness is a good British crime drama. The acting is decent, the scripts are okay(but sometimes verge on dodgy), and it keeps you interested in the story. As in all good crime dramas it's often quite difficult to accurately guess 'whodunnit'.

However I'm stunned to read some of the other reviewers who describe it as realistic. Realistic?!? I don't think so ...

I'm sure Forensics and pathology is a hugely interesting and rewarding career, exciting in it's own way. I'm also equally sure that they don't assume control of police investigations, interrogate suspects and get so embroiled in the culprits or victims private lives that they often find themselves staring down the barrel of a gun or two.

In this respect it's hugely unrealistic - almost as unrealistic as the thought that anyone as whiny, interfering and annoying as Dr Nikki Alexander (played by Emilia Fox) wouldn't have been locked in a laboratory cupboard and forgotten about just to give everyone some respite.


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