Silent Witness

9:00pm Sunday 1 April on BBC ONE

One of the BBC’s most popular and long-running dramas Silent Witness is back for its 15th series, promising to be as sexy, cerebral and suspense-filled as ever.

Forensic pathologists Dr. Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward), Dr. Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and Professor Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) painstakingly examine the bodies of the deceased to search for vital clues that may reveal the cause of death.

A bold, challenging and exciting drama with viewing figures regularly above eight million, Silent Witness continues to explore contemporary issues through clever and thrilling crime mysteries. This time around they must tackle the sex grooming of underage girls, confront a female serial killer, uncover a family annihilation and investigate an exorcism.

The new series sees the addition of an exciting guest cast – including Shelley Conn and Vincent Regan in the opening episode, plus Sanjeev Bhaskar, James Cosmo, Gillian Kearney, Leo Gregory, Adrian Dunbar, and husband and wife Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis playing alongside each other in episode six.

Death Has No Dominion

Writer: Ed Whitmore

Part 1 of 2

Leo is in emotional turmoil when old friend Professor Lizzie Fraser commits suicide. It’s a double tragedy as Lizzie’s sister, a forensic scientist, was stabbed to death at a crime scene ten years ago.

After Nikki attends her father’s memorial she joins the team at the scene of a violent triple murder at a farmhouse. But soon Detective Superintendent Tom Byrne takes charge. DNA at the farm matches that of mysterious female serial killer, The Wraith. But Nikki starts to question the investigation after she meets the parents of a murdered policeman.

Part 2 of 2

Harry persuades Detective Inspector Connie James to disobey police orders and secretly test DNA evidence from the original investigation. Leo is still troubled by the suicide of old friend Professor Lizzie Fraser and Nikki learns more about the circumstances surrounding the death of Lizzie’s sister.

The strain of the murder investigation becomes too much for Detective Inspector Ginny Gray and the team turn to Janet to help profile the personality of female serial killer The Wraith – but is it enough to catch her?

William Gaminara plays Leo, Emilia Fox plays Nikki, Tom Ward plays Harry, Victoria Wicks plays Lizzie Fraser, Vincent Regan plays Tom Byrne, Shelley Conn plays Connie James, Kirsty Bushell plays Ginny Gray and Jaye Griffiths plays Janet.

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