2015 TV Preview: Silent Witness
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Last year the series was not at its best, with stories ranging from the utterly incoherent to the plain ridiculous. And considering the series has had a track record of experimenting drastically with stylish high definition filmmaking, the whole thing looked pretty grey and unremarkable. And to make matters worse, nobody ever turned the bloody lights on! It was a shame, as series 15 and 16 had been some of the best ever, with ensnaring stories and shocking moments (so daring the BBC had to apologise).
A lot of the promotional photography for this upcoming series is features dark landscapes of the UK's capital and writer Ed Whitmore has said that this series aims to "hold up a microscope to contemporary London." He continues to say that "Executive Producer Phillippa Giles and Producer Sharon Bloom have been fearless and far-minded in nurturing stories that propel our heroes into new and perilous worlds. In turn, those worlds have been indelibly brought to life by the terrific work of our actors and the cinematic ambition of the direction, cinematography and production design."
Silent Witness Series 18 begins on BBC One & BBC One HD on Tuesday 6th January and will be available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days. Watch a clip below from the first episode, Sniper's Nest, below: