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‘Silent Witness’ gets a new pathologist!


Richard Lintern (Spies Of Warsaw, White Heat, The Shadow Line) becomes the newest member to join the cast of long-running BBC One forensic drama ‘Silent Witness’.

Lintern plays Dr Thomas Chamberlain, a talented and experienced forensic pathologist, with a renowned reputation for specialising in toxicology.

Chamberlain is a charismatic and shrewd social player and his effortless humour and political nose make him a good choice to lead the Lyell Centre after the death of Leo Dalton.

Richard Lintern said: “I am delighted to be joining the cast of Silent Witness. My character Thomas Chamberlain seems destined to ruffle a few feathers, and I very much look forward to seeing how his story develops. I have enjoyed watching the show for some time now, so it is a real pleasure to be joining the production team.”

Kate Harwood, Head of Drama, England, said: “I am very happy to welcome Richard Lintern to the Lyell Centre – I feel certain that Thomas Chamberlain is going to be an intelligent, charming and authoritative addition to the team and that the audience will love meeting him in Tim Prager’s bravura opening episode ‘Commodity’.

The primetime drama which is now in its 17th series, also stars: Emilia Fox as Forensic Pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander, David Caves as Forensic Scientist Jack Hodges and Lizz Carr as Forensic Lab Scientist Clarissa Mullery, and attracted an average audience of 7.2 million viewers last series,

‘Silent Witness’ series 17 begins filming this April for transmission in early 2014.