Another two part Silent Witness story begins with Discovery and as the episode opens it’s a sunny May bank holiday and the newspapers are abuzz with the news of the disappearance of a young schoolteacher.
Investigating officer DCI Andy Steemson asks Nikki and Jack to examine the small blood traces, bike tracks and a charred cake in the oven in the house. This was no planned disappearance.
Meanwhile, Thomas is called to the site of the murder of an ex-junkie and a petty criminal with the opposite circumstances. The body has been thrown from the top of a flyover and DS Maureen Steele, a police officer with a drink problem, has been given the case. Bumping up against Steele’s dismissive attitude, Thomas becomes determined to win justice for the victim – and ultimately forms an unlikely alliance.
However when a body is found in a pond off the M25, Nikki and Jack make the discovery that the deaths are linked. But what is the link between these two disparate cases?
Emilia Fox is Dr. Nikki Alexander, Richard Lintern is Dr. Thomas Chamberlin, David Caves is Jack Hodgson, Liz Carr is Clarissa Mullery.
Discovery was written by Ed Whitmore.
Our picture shows Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox), Nick Timpson (Dominic Rowan) and Ellie Timpson (Anna Wilson-Jones).
Episode 3 (of 10)
Silent Witness: Discovery Part One airs on Monday 9 January 2017 from 9.00pm – 10.00pm on BBC One.