"Dear Points of View, I watched Silent Witness with the sound off and it didn't make any sense."
British crime/forensic series, running from 1996 onwards, now in its seventeenth series, making it the fourth oldest currently airing crime drama in the world and the longest that isn't German (Tatort
is the winner, the German show having run since 1970).
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 Home Office pathologists (Nikki Alexander, Jack Hodgson and Thomas Chamberlain 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.
Could be considered a UK version of the CSI
franchise, but lacks its flashiness (although it has elements of the wider investigating role); it also predates it. Like Waking the Dead
(which predates CSI
as well), it is done in two-parters, with each story shown over two days.
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