Long-running UK drama Silent Witness is back for its 15th series on ABC1 soon, set to replace the departing Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries from next week.
Forensic pathologists Dr Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward), Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and Professor Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) painstakingly examine the bodies of the deceased to search for vital clues that may reveal the cause of death.
Silent Witness continues to explore contemporary issues through clever and thrilling crime mysteries. This time around they must tackle the sex grooming of underage girls, confront a female serial killer, uncover a family annihilation and investigate an exorcism.
In this opening episode Leo is in emotional turmoil when old friend Professor Lizzie Fraser commits suicide. It’s a double tragedy as Lizzie’s sister, a forensic scientist, was stabbed to death at a crime scene ten years ago.
After Nikki attends her father’s memorial she joins the team at the scene of a violent triple murder at a farmhouse. But soon Detective Superintendent Tom Byrne takes charge. DNA at the farm matches that of mysterious female serial killer, The Wraith. But Nikki starts to question the investigation after she meets the parents of a murdered policeman.
8:30pm Friday, 25 May on ABC1.