Monday, January 29, 2007

"Silent Witness" Returns

On BBC America

Complex characters, gripping plots and sexual tension combine in a new season of one of the UK’s most popular crime franchises. Four two-hour episodes of Silent Witness premiere from Monday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT.

London University’s forensic pathology department is now headed by Professor Leo Dalton (William Gaminara, MI-5) since the departure of the uncompromising and passionate Professor Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton, Peak Practice). Together with last season’s new recruit, young archaeo-pathologist, Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox, Coupling), and the dynamic Dr. Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward, Vanity Fair), Dalton and his expert team of scientists are charged with examining more suspicious deaths to identify victims and hunt down killers.

In a heart-wrenching opening story, Leo makes an emotional return to his home town as he seeks justice for the deaths of his wife and child killed by a shadowy criminal mastermind in a bizarre hit and run incident. Next, a drive-by shooting at a nightclub takes the pathologists into an unfamiliar urban world of street gangs. In the third investigation a series of seemingly random and motiveless murders lead the team into a nightmarish collision of science and faith and, in the final case, a trail of victims of counterfeit medicines leads to the discovery of a dangerous trade preying on our modern “pill-popping” culture.


BeansTalk Note: Thus begins “Series 9” in the U.S. “Series 10” finished in the U.K. in August 2006.