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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A Time To Heal (1) is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Faith is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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The World Cruise is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 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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A Guilty Mind: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Two Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Death's Door (2) is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Awakening, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 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 are put to the test. And with life and death in the balance, every decision counts…

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Cargo (2) is listed (or ranked) 16 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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A Kind of Justice (2) is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 18 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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River's Edge, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 19 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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After the Fall, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 20 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 family man recently released from prison for an attempted murder he supposedly did not commit, struggles to come to terms with his new life.

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One of Our Own, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 21 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 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.

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Falling Angels, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 22 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 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.

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Protection, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 23 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, Lizzie Craddock. Jack teams up with Child Protection DI Conroy. They put pressure on Lizzie's parents to try to find her.

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Sniper's Nest, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 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 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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Falling Angels, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 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. 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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Covenant, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 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 death of a schoolteacher proves key to the mystery.

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An Academic Exercise, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
An Academic Exercise, Pt. 1 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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River's Edge, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 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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An Academic Exercise (2) is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Fatal Error (1) is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Squaring the Circle, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 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. Suspicion falls on Adam Lansley, a violent activist known to target the rich. But Maksim is powerful with many enemies and they find them where they least expect.

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Squaring the Circle, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 32 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 identity of the hitman and find out who is trying to kill Bazhanov. The discovery of the hitmen's identities frustrates the team when they realize they could have been hired by anyone.

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Protection, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 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 what they may find there. Louise comes under further pressure when she is forced to make a call on whether a sick child is being abused by his parents.

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Identity, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 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 will strike next before more vulnerable people meet the same fate.

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Sniper's Nest, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 35 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 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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Fraternity, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 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 Carter learns of his relationship with 15 year old Katie. As Jack's suspicion of Ryan grows, his lone investigation puts him in grave danger and life will never be the same again...

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Fraternity, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 37 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 Thomas to replace him with forensic scientist Helen Ferguson. But in his quest for the truth, Jack's instinctively drawn into the investigation, alienating him from Nikki and the team.

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Discovery, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 38 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 a troubled young woman who was killed in puzzling circumstances.

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Remembrance, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 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 the true story of Ruth Tresize’s disappearance three years earlier.

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After the Fall, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Discovery, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Identity, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 42 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 dilemma - and the killer is still on the loose.

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Buried Lies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Buried Lies Season 1 Episode 1: Forensic Pathologist Dr Samantha Ryan moves back to Cambridge from London to take up a consultant's post at The Park Teaching Hospital. Sam's first case is 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. But when Sam finds evidence of previous physical abuse, Inspector Tom Adams begins a murder investigation.

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Remembrance, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 44 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 haunted by suspicion and grief. A fresh spate of killings reopens these old wounds.

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In Plain Sight, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 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) 46 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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Awakening, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Awakening, Part 1 Season 20 Episode 9: Nikki travels to Mexico when her friend is killed in a car-jacking. But soon she makes a discovery that sets her on collision course with some dangerous and unpredictable forces. Thomas sends Jack to brink Nikki home, but soon he is knee-deep in the unfolding situation.

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Life Licence, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 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.

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Life Licence, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Life Licence, Part 1 Season 19 Episode 5: An ex-convict is killed and suspicion lands on a recently released child killer. As other former long term prisoners out on a life licence come under scrutiny, the team learns how fragile their freedom is.

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Flight, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 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.