Silent Witness

Series 16 - 8. Legacy - Part Two

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Thank heavens for the multi-tasking forensic pathologists of the Lyall Centre. Without Harry, Nikki and Jack, the new fella, none of us could sleep safely in our beds. This questing trio interfere in areas where they’ve no business interfering, while putting themselves and others at huge risk to protect all of us from shadowy forces and wrongdoing.

They don’t simply carve up bodies; they incur the wrath of the Army as they nose around a restricted area (Leo and Jack) and do the police’s jobs for them. A supine detective actually says, “Sure, be my guest,” when Leo asks to interview a suspect. But Leo gets too close to the truth and, of course, the establishment wants to see him fail.

About this programme

8/10. Part two of two. Leo finally finds someone to confirm his fears about a local health hazard, only for his informant to be murdered soon after. As he continues to dig, he begins to suspects Nikki's new lover James - and his belligerent father Sir William Embleton - may be embroiled in a 50-year-old government cover-up, leaving him battling alone to expose the truth and save more lives. Crime drama, starring William Gaminara, Emilia Fox, David Caves and Ed Stoppard.

Cast and crew


Prof Leo Dalton
William Gaminara
Dr Nikki Alexander
Emilia Fox
Jack Hodgson
David Caves
Clarissa Mullery
Liz Carr
DI Bob Cherry
David Westhead
Derren Blackburn
James Burrows
Brian Blackburn
Wayne Foskett
Sir William Embleton
Richard Johnson
David Loader
Cal MacAninch
Tom Hancock
Mark Womack
Lord James Embleton
Ed Stoppard
George Ryder
Tim Preece
Alison Ryder
Teresa Banham
Velile Tshabalala
Jennifer Larsen
Nicola Goodchild
Stella Hancock
Adie Allen
Agency nurse
Anna Jaskolka


David Richards
Sharon Bloom
Stephen Gallagher