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The Best Silent Witness Episodes

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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
    Jan 29 2010
    74
    10

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 13

    Episode Number8

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Nikki and Harry try to help wounded victims of a campus shooting while trapped in the building with the rampaging shoote...
  • 2
    Jan 28 2010
    62
    18

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 13

    Episode Number7

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Nikki and Harry try to help wounded victims of a campus shooting while trapped in the building with the rampaging shoote...
  • 3
    Feb 21 1996
    25
    3

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Dr. Sam Ryan is called to the scene of the tragic death of a six-year-old girl, Sarah Crew, who is thought to have fallen from a rope-swing over a river and drowned and the police surgeon has called...
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Mar 16 2001
    24
    4

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 5

    Episode Number3

    SeriesSilent Witness

    When two snow-boarders cause an avalanche on a ski slope in Norway, the rescue team also discover the naked body of a woman. John Taylor informs the Townsends that the police think it could be...
  • 6
    22
    4

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 8

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Sam, Leo and Harry travel back to Sam's old home in Northern Ireland when two bodies are discovered there. As events unfold, Sam realises her father may have been involved and sets out to discover...
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    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…
  • 11
    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.
  • 12
    Oct 09 2008
    13
    3

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 12

    Episode Number4

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Harry tangles with a Russian oligarch over the murder of a journalist....
  • 13
    15
    7

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 8

    Episode Number2

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Sam, Leo and Harry travel back to Sam's old home in Northern Ireland when two bodies are discovered there. As events unfold, Sam realises her father may have been involved and sets out to discover...
  • 14
    Feb 12 2001
    12
    3

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 5

    Episode Number2

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Two elderly brothers are found dead in their home, with no apparent injuries. When conducting the postmortem, Sam discovers puncture marks on their chests, as if something had been injected into...
  • 15
    13
    5

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number2

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Nikki's mental instability worsens, and Harry and Leo are forced to get her psychiatric help. But then when the true identity of the murderer is discovered, it becomes a race against time to save...
  • 16
    12
    4

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSilent Witness

    When the pathologists investigate three suspicious deaths in one night on the same ward, it looks like hospital staff may be behind their murders. Nikki becomes increasingly disturbed by a rape and...
  • 17
    Dec 11 2000
    12
    4

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 5

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Two elderly brothers are found dead in their home, with no apparent injuries. When conducting the postmortem, Sam discovers puncture marks on their chests, as if something had been injected into...
  • 18
    10
    2

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 4

    Episode Number6

    SeriesSilent Witness

    When a fire breaks out in an art centre in Cambridge, Michael Connor turns to Sam to help, who goes back to Cambridge to investigate the deaths. Twelve bodies are found, but they have trouble...
  • 19
    20
    16

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number7

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Harry is reunited with Anna Sandor when she calls him to Budapest to perform a second post-mortem on the body of a drowned prostitute, Sofi Mustafova. As they get reacquainted, Anna tells him she...
  • 20
    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.
  • 21
    Jan 10 2011
    9
    3

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 14

    Episode Number3

    SeriesSilent Witness

    Leo finds himself haunted by past memories when he returns to Sheffield after an ancient body is unearthed on Bleaklow Moor....
  • 22
    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.
  • 23
    10
    6

    SeasonSilent Witness - Season 11

    Episode Number5

    SeriesSilent Witness

    When a hearse was involved in a crash and not one, but two bodies were found in the coffin, Harry was tasked with identifying the murdered John Doe. His search took him to a hospital, where Nikki...
  • 24
    May 31 1999
    7
    2

    SeasonSilent Witness - Series 4

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSilent Witness

    A helicopter on its way to an oil rig goes down with twenty workers on board. Called in to supervise the post-mortems, Professor Sam Ryan begins to piece together how the crash happened....
  • 25
    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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