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The Best Silent Witness Episodes 

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Updated February 16, 2019 455 votes 222 voters 25.7k views 87 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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Shadows (2) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Shadows (2) Jan 29 2010

Season: Silent Witness - Series 13

Episode Number: 8

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

Season: Silent Witness - Series 13

Episode Number: 7

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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Fraternity, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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Fraternity, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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Faith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Faith Mar 16 2001

Season: Silent Witness - Series 5

Episode Number: 3

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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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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In a Lonely Place, Part ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Season 17 Episode 6: Nikki, Jack and DS Ross find themselves under pressure to urgently close the net on a serial killer abducting young women. Concerns grow over missing Sarah, and solving her mysterious disappearance becomes an urgent priority for Nikki and Jack. Nikki's confidence in the detectives is diminished when she suspects a cover-up in the past case of a murdered prostitute and her pimp.
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In a Lonely Place, Part ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Season 17 Episode 5: Nikki and Jack head to Scotland to help earnest rural detective DS Jason Ross investigate the chilling murder of a lap dancer found in a remote forest. In their search, the team clash with rogue city detectives DS Mike MacNeil and DI Simon Laing. But as more human remains are unearthed in the forest, it becomes apparent that a dangerous serial killer is at large.
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A Kind of Justice (2) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Kind of Justice (2) Jul 06 1999

Season: Silent Witness - Series 4

Episode Number: 6

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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A Time To Heal (1) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Time To Heal (1) Sep 05 2004

Season: Silent Witness - Season 8

Episode Number: 1

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) 11 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Time To Heal (2) Sep 06 2004

Season: Silent Witness - Season 8

Episode Number: 2

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 Guilty Mind: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Guilty Mind: Part 1 Jan 03 2011

Season: Silent Witness - Series 14

Episode Number: 1

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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Awakening, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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Covenant, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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In Plain Sight, Part 1 ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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After the Fall, Part 1 ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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Protection, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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Protection, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
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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Coup de Grace, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Season 17 Episode 4: Nikki's professional reputation is on the line when her romantic involvement with lawyer Greg Walker leads her face-to-face with a raging Bennetto. Thomas is under mounting pressure as he battles to save the Lyell Centre's reputation in the midst of a media storm. Meanwhile, Jack and Clarissa uncover the true identity of murder victim Byron Lee.
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Gone Tomorrow, Pt. 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Season 4 Episode 2: All Sam's skills are required when 10 more bodies are recovered from the North Sea, and the piecing together of the jigsaw of evidence begins in earnest with her pathology team. The discovery that a new rotor bolt was fitted to the crash helicopter recently and that the files are not up-to-date raises more questions. Who supplied and fitted the parts, and did the pilot and engineer sign them off?
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Gone Tomorrow, Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Season 4 Episode 1: Top pathologist Sam Ryan is now a professor teaching at London University. Sam is called in by ex-Detective Inspector Leslie Peterson, now a Coroner's officer, who is investigating the ditching of a helicopter ferrying crew to a gas rig with 14 passengers and two crew on board.
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Cargo (2) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Cargo (2) Jul 17 2006

Season: Silent Witness - Series 10

Episode Number: 2

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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Bloodlines: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
Bloodlines: Part 1 Jan 24 2011

Season: Silent Witness - Series 14

Episode Number: 7

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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The World Cruise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
The World Cruise Dec 11 2000

Season: Silent Witness - Series 5

Episode Number: 1

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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A Guilty Mind: Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Silent Witness Episodes
A Guilty Mind: Part 2 Jan 04 2011

Season: Silent Witness - Series 14

Episode Number: 2

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