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The Best Silent Witness Episodes

Updated February 16, 2019 629 votes 238 voters 27.5k views87 items

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List of the best Silent Witness episodes, as determined by voters like you. You can find Silent Witness ranked on best detective shows and best crime fiction TV series. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Silent Witness episodes of all time are. Fans of Silent Witness are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes here include everything from "Two Below Zero" to "Fallen Idol." What is the best Silent Witness episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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  • 1
    Shadows (2) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Shadows (2)

    Jan 29 2010

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 13

    Episode Number8

    Nikki and Harry try to help wounded victims of a campus shooting while trapped in the building...
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    Shadows (1) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Shadows (1)

    Jan 28 2010

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 13

    Episode Number7

    Nikki and Harry try to help wounded victims of a campus shooting while trapped in the building...
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    Bloodlines: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Bloodlines: Part 1

    Jan 24 2011

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number7

    Harry is reunited with Anna Sandor when she calls him to Budapest to perform a second...
  • 4
    Faith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Faith

    Mar 16 2001

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 5

    Episode Number3

    When two snow-boarders cause an avalanche on a ski slope in Norway, the rescue team also...
  • 5
    The World Cruise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    The World Cruise

    Dec 11 2000

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 5

    Episode Number1

    Two elderly brothers are found dead in their home, with no apparent injuries. When...
  • 6
    Sniper's Nest, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 18 Episode 2: The sniper plays a macabre game of cat and mouse with police. Thomas tries to ensure the safety of his daughter and estranged wife amidst growing public fear, while fighting his urge to interfere in their lives. Nikki and Jack look closer at the targets to reveal the motive. The investigation is scaled up by De Freitas, but it's Jack's shocking discovery that leads the team to the perpetrator.
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    A Time To Heal (1) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    A Time To Heal (1)

    Sep 05 2004

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 8

    Episode Number1

    Sam, Leo and Harry travel back to Sam's old home in Northern Ireland when two bodies are...
  • 8
    Lost: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Lost: Part 1

    Jan 10 2011

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number3

    Leo finds himself haunted by past memories when he returns to Sheffield after an ancient body...
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    Awakening, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 20 Episode 10: With Nikki locked in a struggle for survival, Jack is must use all of his abilities to track her down. When a mysterious person calls to make demands in return for Nikki’s release, Jack’s moral principles are put to the test. And with life and death in the balance, every decision counts…
  • 10
    River's Edge, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 19 Episode 9: A family murdered at a picnic leads the team to the female victim's estranged husband. But all is not what it seems, and Nikki and Jack are thrown into mortal danger.
  • 11
    A Guilty Mind: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    A Guilty Mind: Part 1

    Jan 03 2011

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number1

    When the pathologists investigate three suspicious deaths in one night on the same ward, it...
  • 12
    Death's Door (2) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Death's Door (2)

    Oct 09 2008

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 12

    Episode Number4

    Harry tangles with a Russian oligarch over the murder of a journalist.
  • 13
    Falling Angels, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 18 Episode 3: Nikki and Jack investigate a man killed by a train. When a woman is murdered after being followed on the underground, the team faces the prospect of building a case against her husband. Nikki forms a bond with DI Nelson. He asks her to evaluate the details of his father's murder. When a roofer is stalked and killed, Nelson and the team identify a suspect on the tube cameras who links the murders.
  • 14
    Falling Angels, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 18 Episode 4: Tension on the tube network threatens to boil over. The verdict in the first death is questioned and witnesses are brought in. Amongst them is Lana Sutherland, a young worker who has taken in a homeless man. DI Nelson lets her go before he realizes she may be harboring a killer. Nikki helps Nelson unearth the mystery of his father's death. He refocuses and discovers what links the victims.
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    A Time To Heal (2) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    A Time To Heal (2)

    Sep 06 2004

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 8

    Episode Number2

    Sam, Leo and Harry travel back to Sam's old home in Northern Ireland when two bodies are...
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    Sniper's Nest, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 18 Episode 1: DCI De Freitas's personal fallout with boss and partner chief superintendent Robert Drake is the least of her worries when 3 people are shot dead in a gas station. Nikki and Jack conclude that it's the work of a shooter from long range. De Freitas contains her animosity towards Drake, as the team works to find a killer striking at random.
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    River's Edge, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 19 Episode 10: Nikki and Jack are thrown into mortal danger as they uncover a high-powered world of sex and depravity. Meanwhile, Amy confronts her past.
  • 18
    Buried Lies (1) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Buried Lies (1)

    Feb 21 1996

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 1

    Episode Number1

    Dr. Sam Ryan is called to the scene of the tragic death of a six-year-old girl, Sarah Crew,...
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    One of Our Own, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 18 Episode 9: Rising star Sergeant Sam Honeywell is found beaten and shot in his car. The police are up in arms and DCI Sullivan is determined to nail the killer. When a local drug dealer has an alibi, suspicion shifts closer to home. Honeywell is found to have been in an affair with Kate Parry, wife of his friend, Sergeant Carl Parry. Jack reveals details of Honeywell's final moments, which hit Sullivan hard.
  • 20
    Hippocratic Oath (1) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Hippocratic Oath (1)

    Sep 10 2007

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 11

    Episode Number5

    When a hearse was involved in a crash and not one, but two bodies were found in the coffin,...
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    An Academic Exercise, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
    Season 3 Episode 1: A murder at a Cambridge college leads Sam into professional, emotional and physical danger. Dr Annabelle Evans, a close friend of Sam and a lecturer, is found murdered. New detectives Connor and Bradley suspect Annabelle's husband. But when Connor realizes that Sam knows the victim, he is understandably concerned. Sam's certainties are tested as she discovers confusing forensic evidence.
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    A Guilty Mind: Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    A Guilty Mind: Part 2

    Jan 04 2011

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number2

    Nikki's mental instability worsens, and Harry and Leo are forced to get her psychiatric help....
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    Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Gone Tomorrow

    May 31 1999

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 4

    Episode Number1

    A helicopter on its way to an oil rig goes down with twenty workers on board. Called in to...
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    Two Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    Two Below Zero

    Feb 12 2001

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 5

    Episode Number2

    Two elderly brothers are found dead in their home, with no apparent injuries. When...
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    A Kind of Justice (2) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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    A Kind of Justice (2)

    Jul 06 1999

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 4

    Episode Number6

    When a fire breaks out in an art centre in Cambridge, Michael Connor turns to Sam to help, who...
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