Returning: Silent Witness

Next week UK crime drama Silent Witness returns to ABC for a landmark 20th series, with Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves and Liz Carr.

There are 10 episodes this season, once again comprising 5×2 part stories.

This aired in the UK in January 2017. Season 22 has been confirmed for 2019.

Silent Witness follows a dedicated team of forensic pathologists who try to work out how and why the victim died, often risking their own lives in the process. Each story is told over two episodes.

In episode 1, part 1 a people-smuggler is found dead in the City, Nikki must delve London’s illegal immigrant community. She meets a vulnerable Syrian teen called Akka who is in need of help, putting Nikki in a moral dilemma – and the killer is still on the loose.

Starring Emilia Fox as Dr Nikki Alexander (The Wrong Mans, The Wipers Times), Richard Lintern as Dr Thomas Chamberlain (Spies of Warsaw, The Shadow Line), David Caves as Dr Jack Hodgson and Liz Carr as Dr Clarissa Mullery.

9:30pm Friday March 9 on ABC.

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