Silent Witness is a gripping and thought-provoking crime drama that has stood the test of time and remains a firm favourite among British television audiences.
It’s about a team of forensic pathologists Dr. Sam Ryan, Dr. Nikki Alexander, and Dr. Clarissa Mullery, starring Amanda Burton, Emilia Fox, and Liz Carr, respectively. Together, they use their expertise in anatomy, pathology, and forensic science to piece together the clues that will help solve complex and often gruesome crimes.
With a rotating cast of talented actors and a commitment to scientific accuracy, each episode follows a formulaic structure of discovering a body, examining it, and uncovering new clues and suspects. Despite its dark subject matter, the show is known for its compelling storytelling, complex characters, and sensitive handling of difficult issues, such as child abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness.