This year Silent Witness celebrates its 20th anniversary with five explosive stories that take the show into new and uncharted territories as well as delving into the murky depths of city life. Five contemporary thrillers that start amongst the familiar landscapes of London and end up in the dusty scrubland of Mexico.
Plot Summary:The team assists DI Paul Renick following the assumed suicide of Jamal Al Sham and discover that he was murdered and was a people smuggler, blamed by Varkey Khoury, head of a family of Syrian refugees, for killing his wife. Varkey's 15 year old daughter Akka approaches Nikki for news of her mother, leading to Nikki sheltering her whilst the police haul in another young woman Tamara as a likely killer. At the refuge camp in Calais apparent altruist Yusuf Hamed assists 12 year old Sosa to come to England whilst Kalil Aziz, an associate of Sham, is also murdered and the police and pathologists make a grim discovery in an English forest.