Change - Part One

Series 16 - Episode 1 Change - Part One



The perennially doomy dice-and-slice potboiler begins with a typical spurt of Silent Witness craziness; a baffling pre-titles sequence that is little more than a confetti of clips.

Then we tumble into a very slow, noirish episode (has someone been influenced by The Killing?), full of darkness and shadows, as men in suits meet in rooms and everyone goes all moody and quiet.

Even the Lyell Centre feels a bit empty, now that Handsome Harry has gone (to Death in Paradise on Tuesday), leaving Nikki and Leo as the only forensic pathologists in the whole wide world. Or so it seems.

But there is hope on the horizon as a no-nonsense pathologist called Jack (David Caves), an amateur boxer who has no truck with authority, bursts into a crime scene where a man is found dead – apparently of a heart attack – in a hotel bedroom.


An ageing confectionery company owner is found dead in his London hotel suite, and while Nikki tries to convince the sceptical DS Gold he was murdered, several businessmen begin to circle as it turns out the dead man was losing a desperate fight to prevent the sale of his company to investors. Crime drama, starring Emilia Fox, William Gaminara and David Caves, with guest appearances by Tim Pigott-Smith, Sharon Small and Priyanga Burford.

Cast & Crew

Dr Nikki Alexander Emilia Fox
Prof Leo Dalton William Gaminara
Jack Hodgson David Caves
Geraldine Briggs Sharon Small
John Briggs Tim Pigott-Smith
Kenny Barber Louis Emerick
Annette Kelly Anna Madeley
Michael Trenter Derek Riddell
Deanna Collier Anna Brewster
Peter Hornsby Christopher Hunter
Emmette Schwartzman Erik Madsen
Phillip Briggs Rob Dixon
DS Seetha Gold Priyanga Burford
DC Gus Cook Robert Lonsdale
Civil servant William Findley
Hotel manager John Jack
Director Anthony Byrne
Producer Sharon Bloom
Writer Timothy Prager
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