Trivia / Silent Witness

  • Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: Both Liz Carr and her character, Clarissa Mullery, use a wheelchair.
  • Jossed: The fan theory that Amanda Burton's character Sam Ryan would reappear for the show's 20th series. Leo Dalton appears in flashback form in the final episode, though.
  • McLeaned: Leo Dalton is Killed Off for Real due to William Gaminara wanting to move onto to other things.
  • Too Soon: "And Then I Fell In Love", a story planned for Season 15, was delayed as it was too close to a very-high-profile case undergoing trial involving a child sex ring in Rochdale, to the point of potentially prejudicing it. The case has now concluded, but the story had a long delay and was finally rescheduled to air several months after originally planned.
    • This was avoided for the story "Sniper's Nest", which features a sniper on a killing spree, and aired only hours after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris, prompting some criticism as a result.
  • You Look Familiar: Ruth Gemmell had a main role in Series 1 as DC Kerry Cox. Years later, she returned to the show playing Ellie Brooks in the Series 17 story "Undertone".

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