Silent Witness

Series 15 - 11. And Then I Fell in Love - Part One

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

If the plotting in Silent Witness was as immaculate as its sense of style, it would be the best crime show on TV. What the series does very well is film horrible, upsetting stories with such lovingly art-directed care that we’re seduced one minute and repulsed the next. Tonight, for instance, while the pathologists joke around in their lovely clothes and stylish apartments, the main plot concerns an Asian gang grooming white schoolgirls with drugs and jewellery, then sexually exploiting them.

It’s really nasty stuff, and we flit uncomfortably between the two worlds with the nagging sense that the script is dwelling on the horrors of the abuse a little too pointedly.
Meanwhile, Harry and Nikki share a takeaway and listen to Coldplay in her flat. Is it me or are they flirting?

About this programme

11/12. Part one of two. Nikki sees a barefoot girl being knocked over by a car, marking the beginning of a case that takes the team into the harrowing world of sex grooming and teenage prostitution. The police know the girl has been abused and suspicion soon falls on her stepfather. Meanwhile, an early-morning bath saves Harry's life, and two puzzling corpses are brought in to the centre - a heavily tattooed man and a decomposed body found at the airport. Guest starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Elyes Gabel and Madeline Duggan.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Nikki Alexander
Emilia Fox
Dr Harry Cunningham
Tom Ward
Prof Leo Dalton
William Gaminara
Umar
Elyes Gabel
Abdul Aziz
Sanjeev Bhaskar
DS Ayesha Masood
Thusitha Jayasundera
DI Johnny Vickers
Sam Troughton
Shannon Kelly
Amy Wren
Amy Chester
Madeline Duggan
Younis
Tony Jayawardena
Salman
Ashwin Bolar
Fawad
Faraz Ayub
Kamran
Naveed Choudhry
Lauren
Georgia Bourke
Hannah
Chloe Cuthill
Costas
Joseph Long
Cheryl Dear
Sue Kelvin
Claire Kelly
Juliet Cowan
Nurse
Chizzy Okudolu
Older man
Anil Goutam

Crew

Director
Keith Boak
Producer
Richard Burrell
Writer
Timothy Prager
Categories
Drama