Silent Witness: Covenant Part One (BBC-1 23 Jan 2017, with Lee Ross)



Silent Witness continues it’s latest series with another two part story with part one of Covenant airing on Monday 23 January at 9.00pm on BBC-1.

Father and son Bill and Frankie McAteer are killed in a horrific car accident on their way home from work at Billingsgate Market. Nikki and Jack arrive at the scene of the crash to meet DS Jodie Tanner, and to discover Frankie’s body still in the car but riddled with bullets. Whoever was driving the SUV had a gun.

Back at the Lyell centre, Nikki’s post mortem examinations suggest that Frankie was the target, rather than Bill. Clarissa and Max discover a deleted video on a mobile phone showing a sexual encounter between Frankie, his girlfriend Becky and best friend Liam, which was posted on a revenge porn website. However when Liam is also killed, the video becomes the key to the killings.

When Nikki and Tanner visit Becky, her flatmate Paul enters and she bursts into tears about the murder. But Paul looks like he has worries of his own…

Meanwhile, Clarissa’s husband Max is an expert in the fast-developing field of digital forensics and lends some equipment to help crack Frankie’s seemingly-empty phone, his arrival causing an icy reaction from both Thomas and Jack.

Emilia Fox is Dr. Nikki Alexander, Richard Lintern is Dr. Thomas Chamberlin, David Caves is Jack Hodgson, Liz Carr is Clarissa Mullery, Lee Ross (pictured) is Tommy McAteer.

Covenant was written by Richard Davidson.

Silent Witness: Covenant Part One (episode 7 of 10) airs on Monday 23 January 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.

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