Silent Witness is a British crime drama series written for television and produced by the BBC. The show revolves around on a team of forensic pathology experts and their involvement in the investigation of various crimes. The show was created by former homicide detective and author of the books of the same name Nigel McCrery. Silent Witness quickly grew into a commercial hit and as of 2017 the show is being exported to more than 230 territories, which include Australia, the Netherlands and the United States. In 1998 the show was the recipient of an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America association, for the episode “Blood, Sweat and Tears” from the series' second season.