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Silent Witness 

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 / ... 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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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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£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

The first three series were set in Cambridge. This changed to London from the start of the fourth series, following Sam (Amanda Burton) as she took up an academic position. See more »

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Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #1.5 (2013) See more »

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Silent Witness is a must-see crime drama!
28 May 2000 | by Lindsay-5See all my reviews

Amanda Burton's Professor Sam Ryan is a clever, highly-intelligent and sometimes intimidating coroner and professor at London University. Her professional qualifications set her apart from other coroners in the area, and so she is regularly called upon to assist the police at homocide crime scenes and in subsequent autopsies. In the style of a murder-cop show starring someone besides a cop, Professor Ryan manages to solve all of the cases herself, only occasionally calling on the aid of one of the actual police officers. This series is very often intense and graphic during some of the autopsy scenes, but it is consistently well-written and well-acted. Very little of Sam Ryan's private life leaks into the series, and the series' primary focus on the murder in question is somewhat unusual to this genre. When a glimpse of Professor Ryan's personal life is revealed to the audience, it leaves them curious for more. Silent Witness is a very well-written show and I highly recommend it when it next appears in reruns!


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