The BBC have today released promotional for the fifth and final story in the 19th series of Silent Witness, River’s Edge. The show stars Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern and Liz Carr as Dr. Nikki Alexander, Jack Hodgson, Dr. Thomas Chamberlain and Clarissa Mullery respectively. The first part of River’s Edge will be broadcast on the 1st of February on BBC One from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. The second and final instalment will be broadcast on the 2nd of February on BBC One from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. Promotional pictures and the synopses for each episode below:
River’s Edge Part One Synopsis
The Lyell team investigate the murder of a family, who were shot while picnicking by a river. When the investigation turns to the victim’s estranged husband, it is revealed that the couple were in the midst of a bitter divorce.
Local detective Malcolm Guillam is brought in to work alongside the team and is haunted by the death of a young woman ten years ago. When the present-day murder brings back connections to the unsolved case, Guillam sees an opportunity to redeem himself.
However, lead investigator DCI Butcher is convinced that the estranged husband is responsible for the murder and has no time for Guillam’s trip down memory lane.
River’s Edge Part Two Synopsis:
As DCI Butcher moves closer to charging the estranged husband of the family killed at the river, Jack and Nikki join DS Guillam in his search for the truth.
But Nikki and Jack discover that the team has been looking at the case in the wrong way: as they uncover evidence of further murders within a high-powered world of sex and depravity, their lives are thrown into mortal danger. Nikki and Jack must fight to escape, and bring those responsible to justice.
With thanks to BBC Media.