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's professional reputation is on the line when her romantic involvement with lawyer Greg Walker leads her face-to-face with a raging Bennetto. Thomas is under mounting pressure as he battles to save the Lyell Centre's reputation in the midst of a media storm. Meanwhile, Jack and Clarissa uncover the true identity of murder victim Byron Lee.
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- Premiered: August 20, 1996
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A BBC drama following a team of forensic pathologists as they conduct murder investigations. (more)