Silent Witness 1996 | TV Show Watchlist
A BBC drama following a team of forensic pathologists as they conduct murder investigations.
Premiered: August 20, 1996
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The shocking discovery of a 15-year-old girl's body sees DI Dale Carter fixate on his prime murder suspect Ryan Kelvin. However, Jack's personal connection to Ryan presents a conflict of interests, leading Thomas to replace him with forensic scientist Helen Ferguson. But in his quest for the truth, Jack's instinctively drawn into the investigation, alienating him from Nikki and the team.
Martin, the sole eye-witness in the murder case, is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Threatened by an angry Bekir, Nuri grows increasingly desperate to find the missing drugs with tragic consequences. Nikki helps grieving William come to terms with his daughter Alice's death and his missing baby granddaughter.
When the body of a pregnant Northern Irish girl is discovered, the team face the urgent task of finding the baby snatched from her womb. Father of the child, married-man Simon, is the prime suspect in DS Sally Kirchner's eyes. Meanwhile, Thomas uncovers the teenage girl's connections to a criminal underworld. Nikki and Jack encounter her addict boyfriend Nuri and ruthless drug dealer Bekir, suspected of masterminding the hit-killing of a Drugs Squad cop.
Nikki, Jack and DS Ross find themselves under pressure to urgently close the net on a serial killer abducting young women. Concerns grow over missing Sarah, and solving her mysterious disappearance becomes an urgent priority for Nikki and Jack. Nikki's confidence in the detectives is diminished when she suspects a cover-up in the past case of a murdered prostitute and her pimp.
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- Premiered: August 20, 1996
- Rating: TV-14
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- Premise: A BBC drama following a team of forensic pathologists as they conduct murder investigations. (more)