The BBC have today released promotional pictures for the new series of Silent Witness starring Emilia Fox, David Caves, Liz Carr and Richard Lintern. The series follows a team of pathologists in their investigations with the police at the Lyell Centre. First broadcast in 1996, the series has been popular with BBC viewers ever since and is one of the BBC’s longest running crime drama series. More information and promotional pictures on the current series below:
The first part of the Series 18 opener, Sniper’s Nest is broadcast on the 6th of January 2015 on BBC One from 9pm to 10pm. Part Two is broadcast on the 7th of January 2015 on BBC One from 9pm to 10pm. Synopses for both parts are below.
Part One Synopsis:
DCI Jane De Freitas’s personal fall-out with boss and partner Chief Supt Robert Drake is the least of her worries when three people are shot dead in a petrol station. Nikki and Jack conclude that it is the work of a concealed shooter from long range: A sniper is at a large in London.
They combine ballistics and wound pathology with DCI De Freitas’s expertise in victim and killer profiling to narrow down the suspects. De Freitas contains her undercurrent of animosity with Drake, as the team work to find the killer apparently striking at random.
Part Two Synopsis
The sniper plays a macabre game of cat and mouse with police, whilst Jack forms a friendship with the teenage son of one of the victims, offering sympathy and support.
Thomas tries to ensure the safety of his daughter Rosie and estranged wife Julia amidst growing public fear, whilst fighting his urge to interfere in their lives.
Nikki and Jack look closer at the targets to elucidate the hidden motive of the killer, and the investigation is scaled up by DCI Jane De Freitas, but it’s Jack’s shocking discovery at one of the victim’s homes that leads the team to the perpetrator.
With thanks to BBC Media and BBC Pictures.