TV episodes 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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Shadows (2) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Shadows (2) Jan 29 2010 - Nikki and Harry try to help wounded victims of a campus shooting while trapped in the building with the rampaging shoote

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Shadows (1) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Shadows (1) Jan 28 2010 - Nikki and Harry try to help wounded victims of a campus shooting while trapped in the building with the rampaging shoote

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The World Cruise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
The World Cruise Dec 11 2000 - 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 ...more

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Bloodlines: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Bloodlines: Part 1 Jan 24 2011 - 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 ...more

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A Time To Heal (1) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Time To Heal (1) Sep 05 2004 - 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 ...more

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A Time To Heal (2) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Time To Heal (2) Sep 06 2004 - 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 ...more

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Faith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Faith Mar 16 2001 - 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 ...more

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Hippocratic Oath (1) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Hippocratic Oath (1) Sep 10 2007 - 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 ...more

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A Guilty Mind: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Guilty Mind: Part 1 Jan 03 2011 - 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 ...more

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A Guilty Mind: Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Guilty Mind: Part 2 Jan 04 2011 - 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 ...more

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Lost: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Lost: Part 1 Jan 10 2011 - Leo finds himself haunted by past memories when he returns to Sheffield after an ancient body is unearthed on Bleaklow Moor.

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Buried Lies (1) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Buried Lies (1) Feb 21 1996 - 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 ...more

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Death's Door (2) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Death's Door (2) Oct 09 2008 - Harry tangles with a Russian oligarch over the murder of a journalist.

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Cargo (2) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Cargo (2) Jul 17 2006 - When four bodies are found in the Thames after a boat packed with illegal immigrants crashes, the team realise that they are dealing with a people-trafficking operation gone wrong. As they set ...more

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Two Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Two Below Zero Feb 12 2001 - 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 ...more

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Fatal Error (1) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Fatal Error (1) Oct 18 2003 - A series of murders forces Sam to revisit an old case when its believed that she's the link, and it appears someone is following her and going through her office.

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Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Gone Tomorrow May 31 1999 - 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.

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A Kind of Justice (2) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Kind of Justice (2) Jul 06 1999 - 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 ...more

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Fatal Error (2) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Fatal Error (2) Oct 19 2003 - A series of murders forces Sam to revisit an old case when its believed that she's the link, and it appears someone is following her and going through her office.

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Protection, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Protection, Pt. 1 Season 18 Episode 5: When suspected pedophile Dale Barge is found murdered in a children's playground, Nikki and Jack are brought in by detective Rory Drennan. It's not long before the team link Barge's death to a missing child, ...

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Awakening, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Awakening, Part 2 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 ...

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After the Fall, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
After the Fall, Part 1 Season 19 Episode 1: The apparent suicide of a DJ leads Nikki to question her judgement on a strikingly similar case from her past. The similarities between the cases reveal that a copycat killer is out there. Meanwhile Tony, a ...

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An Academic Exercise (2) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
An Academic Exercise (2) Mar 26 1998 - While Sam is giving lectures at the university, a fellow lecturer is found murdered and Sam is called to do the examination. She finds it difficult as she knew the victim, but she still strives ...more

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After the Fall, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
After the Fall, Part 2 Season 19 Episode 2: Nikki becomes the prime suspect after a former colleague is murdered. Jack, Thomas and Clarissa fight to clear her name and find the real killer.

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One of Our Own, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
One of Our Own, Pt. 1 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 ...

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Squaring the Circle, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Squaring the Circle, Pt. 2 Season 18 Episode 8: A young woman working for the Doshi property moguls, Amy Greenwood, is found dead in Maksim Bazhanov's apartment. Amy's mother is a powerful player and she puts pressure on DI Parks's investigation.

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Squaring the Circle, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Squaring the Circle, Pt. 1 Season 18 Episode 7: A shootout leaves young Ukrainian nanny Sofia Teplov dead, along with an unknown hitman. The Russian oligarch target Maksim Bazhanov narrowly escapes. Nikki and Jack work with DI Sarah Parks to ascertain the ...

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Protection, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Protection, Pt. 2 Season 18 Episode 6: Daniel Garvey is found dead in his car and Louise fears that he may have been killed by his stepson, who has just come out of care. Jack and DI Gina Conroy discover Lizzie's last known location, but fear ...

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Falling Angels, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Falling Angels, Pt. 2 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.

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Falling Angels, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Falling Angels, Pt. 1 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 ...

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Sniper's Nest, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Sniper's Nest, Pt. 2 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 ...

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Sniper's Nest, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Sniper's Nest, Pt. 1 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 ...

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Fraternity, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Fraternity, Part 2 Season 17 Episode 10: Jack's world is blown apart by the discovery of Hannah's dead body and Nikki uncovers the truth behind Jack and Ryan's strained relationship. Dr. Christy Nash fears for his marriage and business when DI ...

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Fraternity, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Fraternity, Part 1 Season 17 Episode 9: The shocking discovery of a 15-year-old girl's body sees DI Dale Carter fixate on his prime murder suspect Ryan Kelvin. However, Jack's personal connection to Ryan presents a conflict of interests, leading ...

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Undertone, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Undertone, Part 2 Season 17 Episode 8: Martin, the sole eye-witness in the murder case, is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Threatened by an angry Bekir, Nuri grows increasingly desperate to find the missing drugs with tragic consequences.

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Flight, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Flight, Part 1 Season 19 Episode 3: A young British Muslim returns secretly to the UK. Although initially suspected of drug smuggling, concerns over her intentions soon escalate.

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Flight, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Flight, Part 2 Season 19 Episode 4: Thomas must put his personal feelings aside as the team track down Begovic before she and her extremist compatriots strike out again.

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Covenant, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Covenant, Part 2 Season 20 Episode 8: Nikki reaches out to Becky to help her deal with her trauma, as her father is implicated in the killings. Jack’s paranoia about Clarissa leaving deepens further when the pair joins forces with Max. And the ...

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Covenant, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Covenant, Part 1 Season 20 Episode 7: When an East End father and son are killed in a shocking road accident, Nikki and Jack find themselves working alongside a police officer with a vendetta. Clarissa summons her husband Max, a digital ...

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Remembrance, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Remembrance, Part 2 Season 20 Episode 6: Nikki is under fire for leaking information on a suspect, and Thomas is called in to play peacemaker. Jack and DI Ashton track down the mystery witness. Before the killer strikes again, the team must uncover ...

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Remembrance, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Remembrance, Part 1 Season 20 Episode 5: A woman’s body found floating in the Thames leads Nikki and Jack to a community on the banks of the River Lee. Three years ago a teenager called Ruth Tresize went missing from the area, leaving the locals ...

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Discovery, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Discovery, Part 2 Season 20 Episode 4: Having found a link between the two cases, the team struggle to make sense of it. Nikki visits a disgraced former colleague who may hold the key. Thomas uncovers the bizarre truth about how Tina died.

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Discovery, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Discovery, Part 1 Season 20 Episode 3: When a photogenic young schoolteacher goes missing, Jack and Nikki are called to the scene and quickly find themselves at the center of a media storm. Meanwhile, Thomas fights a lone crusade for justice for ...

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Identity, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Identity, Part 2 Season 20 Episode 2: When Nikki, Jack and Thomas make a horrific discovery in the van, they’re confronted with the work of a killer who preys on illegal immigrants. With the help of Clarissa, they must work out where the killer ...

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Identity, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Identity, Part 1 Season 20 Episode 1: When 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 ...

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River's Edge, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
River's Edge, Part 2 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.

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River's Edge, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
River's Edge, Part 1 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.

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In Plain Sight, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
In Plain Sight, Part 2 Season 19 Episode 8: Jack leads the hunt for suspected killer Bruno, the brother of the Polish teenager shot by the armed police, and enters London's small but devastating gun trade.

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In Plain Sight, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
In Plain Sight, Part 1 Season 19 Episode 7: The accidental fatal shooting of a Polish teenager in an armed police operation triggers a series of murders that link Turkish gangsters, a grieving family and a fractured firearms unit.

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Life Licence, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Life Licence, Part 2 Season 19 Episode 6: Further victims are killed and a distinctive, sadistic modus operandi begins to become clear. The team turns to forensic psychologist Sasha for advice on the killer.