We’re now a few weeks into Silent Witness being back on our screens for the whopping 21st season, and damn am I glad to see it back. Combining the brilliant acting of Emilia Fox, Liz Carr, Richard Lintern, and David Caves, alongside the regularly good acting of the supporting actors, Silent Witness reappeared on our TV screens the second week of January and I was delighted to dedicate my Monday and Tuesday viewing times to their support.
If you’re following me on Twitter, then the last 3 Mondays will have had some variation of this tweet below. I adore the show. I can still remember the first time I watched Silent Witness. Back in about 2006, when Emilia Fox was working alongside William Gaminara (the lovely Leo) and Tom Ward (oh Harry how I miss you). I both loved it and was terrified by it. This was back when Silent Witness was already 10 years old. Mum had been watching it from the start, and was under the impression I would watch one episode, by terrified by the murders and put off by the blood and gore. Have you ever heard of the show?
Silent Witness is a TV Crime Drama here in the UK. It’s on BBC One, and each week is a two-part episode. The main focus of the show is the team of forensic pathologists who help with murder investigations. The majority of these happen in the UK, but sometimes we go further afield – cue Nikki in a desert in Mexico for example. Having been broadcast in more than 235 territories, including ABC in Australia, Showcase and the Knowledge Network in Canada, KRO in the Netherlands, TV One and Prime in New Zealand, and BBC America in the United States, it’s safe to say that the audience are still loving our crime-solving pathologists.
Okay so I’m a bit of a TV addict, and it can often be hard to get me to stop talking. Especially when I get started on my favourite Nikki and Jack scenes, how much I’m loving seeing Clarissa get more screen-time, and how having thought I would never love a boss as much as I loved Leo, Richard’s portrayal of Thomas has convinced me that really Leo wasn’t as special as I originally thought.
If you want to see why I love SIlent Witness as a show (because I love the actors in their own rights even without the show) then you’re going to have to watch it on BBC iPlayer. Up until March 2017, you could’ve seen the first 19 seasons on Netflix UK, but for some reason they removed it. Sorry folks, unpopular opinion time:
Silent Witness has more right to be on
Netflix than F.R.I.E.ND.S.
Sorry not sorry. So yes, go watch it. Or come chat to me! Just don’t spoil last night’s episode for me… I watched the NTAs instead. Sorry!