History Series / SilentWitness

28th Mar '17 12:10:38 AM Stevebob
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* TattooedCrook: Taken UpToEleven with El Buitre, a hitman for the local [[TheCartel cartel]] in "Awakening", who is quite literally covered from head to toe in tattoos associated with death, including a skull tattoo across his face. The tattoos are actually real as well, El Buitre being portrayed by Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy.



* TattooedCrook: Taken UpToEleven with El Buitre, a hitman for the local [[TheCartel cartel]] in "Awakening", who is quite literally covered from head to toe in tattoos associated with death, including a skull tattoo across his face. The tattoos are actually real as well, El Buitre being portrayed by Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy.
28th Mar '17 12:09:29 AM Stevebob
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** Another prominent example is [[spoiler: Nikki in "Awakening", who, knowing they cannot reach both in time, gives Jack the location of some thirty hostages instead of her own, whilst she is BuriedAlive. Fortunately, she manages to escape by herself at the last minute]].



* TraumaCongaLine: Nikki. First her father abandoned her as a kid and never acknowledges the emotional pain he caused her. Then her mother died when she was a teenager. She finally gets a surrogate family in the form of her co-workers, only for [[spoiler: her best friend (and possible love interest) to run off to the US for a better job]] and her father figure [[spoiler:is blown up in front of her trying to save her life. And then she gets framed for murder.]]

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* TraumaCongaLine: TattooedCrook: Taken UpToEleven with El Buitre, a hitman for the local [[TheCartel cartel]] in "Awakening", who is quite literally covered from head to toe in tattoos associated with death, including a skull tattoo across his face. The tattoos are actually real as well, El Buitre being portrayed by Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy.
* TraumaCongaLine:
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Nikki. First her father abandoned her as a kid and never acknowledges the emotional pain he caused her. Then her mother died when she was a teenager. She finally gets a surrogate family in the form of her co-workers, only for [[spoiler: her best friend (and possible love interest) to run off to the US for a better job]] and her father figure [[spoiler:is blown up in front of her trying to save her life. And then she gets framed for murder.]]]]
** "Bloodlines" is one big, long TraumaCongaLine for Harry.



* TrueCompanions: Leo, Nikki and Harry in the later series. Leo implies to Nikki and Harry that they are as important to him as his (dead) wife and child.
** Jack and Clarissa, to the point where Jack's condition for coming to work at the Lyell Centre was that they hire her too.

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* TrueCompanions: Leo, Nikki and Harry in the later series. Leo implies to Nikki and Harry that they are as important to him as his (dead) [[spoiler:(dead)]] wife and child.
** Jack and Clarissa, to the point where Jack's condition for coming to work at the Lyell Centre was that they hire her too.
** More recently, Nikki, Thomas, Clarissa and Jack (especially the latter), with her stating that the reason she never focused on having a family was because she already considered her team her family.
27th Mar '17 11:21:38 PM Stevebob
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** Zig-zagged in "Awakening": [[spoiler: On one hand, no one from the cartel is brought to justice, Eva is murdered and the cartel still have informants inside the security detail, but on the other, the hostages, including Luisa, are rescued and Nikki escapes with her life]].
26th Mar '17 8:31:51 PM Stevebob
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British crime/forensic series, running from 1996 onwards, now in its twentieth series, making it the fourth oldest currently airing crime drama in the world and the longest that isn't German (''Series/{{Tatort}}'' is the winner, the German show having run since 1970).

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British [[ForensicDrama crime/forensic series, series]], running from 1996 onwards, [[LongRunner now in its twentieth series, series]], making it the fourth oldest currently airing crime drama in the world and the longest that isn't German (''Series/{{Tatort}}'' is the winner, the German show having run since 1970).
26th Mar '17 3:26:52 AM Stevebob
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* GenderEqualEnsembleCast: The current main cast is this: two women (Nikki and Clarissa) and two men (Thomas and Jack).

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* GenderEqualEnsembleCast: GenderEqualEnsemble: The current main cast is this: two women (Nikki and Clarissa) and two men (Thomas and Jack).
26th Mar '17 3:25:58 AM Stevebob
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* GenderEqualEnsembleCast: The current main cast is this: two women (Nikki and Clarissa) and two men (Thomas and Jack).



* TwoGuysAndAGirl: From Season 6 to Season 16, the main cast consisted of this ensemble, with Sam/Nikki as the the girl, and Leo and Harry as the two guys. Surprisingly for this trope, there is no LoveTriangle; Sam's relationship with Leo and Harry (the former of whom was HappilyMarried) have a strictly platonic relationship, and whilst Nikki and Harry have bucket-loads of ShipTease, Leo was a ParentalSubstitute for Nikki, not a LoveInterest.



* WellDoneSonGuy: In "True Love Waits", Kate Warren is under intense pressure from her father (a very respected retired senior officer) to secure a murder conviction in order to save her own career and uphold the family name. This becomes her motivation for tampering with evidence.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: In "True Love Waits", Kate Warren is under intense pressure from her father (a very respected retired senior officer) to secure a murder conviction in order to save her own career and uphold the family name. This becomes her motivation for [[spoiler: tampering with evidence.evidence]].
25th Mar '17 11:50:27 PM Stevebob
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The current cast, arguably: Nikki is usually Sanguine (though not really disorganised or self-centred), Jack is usually Choleric (though more emotional than some), Thomas is Melancholic and Clarissa is Phelegmatic.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The current cast, arguably: Nikki is usually Sanguine (though not really disorganised or self-centred), Jack is usually Choleric (though more emotional than some), Thomas is Melancholic and Clarissa is Phelegmatic.Phlegmatic.
25th Mar '17 11:49:34 PM Stevebob
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The current cast, arguably: Nikki is usually Sanguine (though not really disorganised or self-centred), Jack is usually Choleric (though more emotional than some), Thomas is Melancholic and Clarissa is Phelegmatic.
25th Mar '17 8:42:02 PM Stevebob
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Starred Amanda Burton for the first eight series, until her character was written out in a plot involving a reunion with her long-lost son and a trip to Northern Ireland.

The series now revolves around the activities of three (later four) Home Office pathologists (Nikki Alexander, Jack Hodgson, Thomas Chamberlain and Clarissa Mullery as of the 2014 series) as they investigate murders in London, though they sometimes help outside the city and at least one story per season will usually feature them going abroad.

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Starred Amanda Burton for the first eight series, until [[PutOnABus her character was written out out]] in a plot involving a reunion with her [[LongLostRelative long-lost son son]] and a trip to Northern Ireland.

The series now revolves around the activities of three [[PowerTrio three]] (later four) Home Office pathologists (Nikki Alexander, Jack Hodgson, Thomas Chamberlain and Clarissa Mullery as of the 2014 series) as they investigate murders in London, though they sometimes help outside the city and at least one story per season will usually feature them going abroad.



** [[spoiler:the Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle"]]
** Teenage siblings in [[spoiler: "Domestic" (though in their defence , they didn't realise they were blood related).]]

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** [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The Doshi siblings in "Squaring the Circle"]]
Circle"]].
** Teenage siblings in [[spoiler: "Domestic" (though in their defence , they [[SurpriseIncest didn't realise they were blood related).related]]).]]


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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Lily the hamster in ''Protection''.
17th Mar '17 1:01:13 AM Stevebob
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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: None of the original main characters are left on the show by this point; however, Emilia Fox, who plays Nikki, has stuck around since Season 8 and has no plans on leaving any time soon; Tom Ward (Harry) and William Gaminara (Leo) also both starred on the show for almost a decade each. It's only in recent years that the cast has been overhauled and the current cast has remained in place for four seasons.
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