Every body tells a story: who they were, how they lived, and most importantly, how they died. Their history is there to be discovered and the body is the key to unlocking the story.
Each season the forensic pathology drama Silent Witness features a new batch of crimes for the team of pathologists to crack.
The show follows the fortunes of the pathologists as they are called on by police to help identify murder victims that have been too badly burned or decomposed to use standard identification methods.
The team consists of Professor Leo Dalton (William Gaminara), a no-nonsense leader with years of experience in pathology; Dr. Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward), an incisive and logical scientist with a dry sense of humour; and Dr. Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox), an idealistic expert in palaeontology who wears her heart on her sleeve.
Together, they combine their knowledge and abilities to solve complex crimes, using the latest forensic techniques in order to bring murderers and other violent criminals to justice.
Leo, Harry and Nikki return for a new season of the award-winning crime drama and use their scientific expertise and unquenchable thirst for the truth to unravel the clues in more mysterious and suspicious deaths.
In this season, when four bodies are found in the river Thames, the team soon realises that they are dealing with a people-trafficking operation gone wrong; Leo and arch-cynic DI David De Rohan (Nigel Betts) are drawn into the case of a woman killed in a terrible fire; and Harry's ex-girlfriend, Penny Harris, is found dead after an unusual car accident.
Meanwhile, Nikki investigates the death of an elderly woman, who appears to have been assaulted by an intruder. While the woman's son demands justice, Nikki finds that the truth is far more surprising...