Rich directed an action-packed story for the nineteenth series of BBC One's popular pathology drama Silent Witness. Scripted by returning writer Graham Mitchell, the topical two-part thriller about young extremists returning to the UK from foreign wars was filmed in London in 2015.

 CLIP  THE PLANE

Written by Graham Mitchell

Produced by Madonna Baptiste, Exec Produced by Anne Pivcevic and Hilary Salmon

Starring David Caves, Abigail Hardingham, Esther Hall 

Montage sequence of the plane being swept for vital forensic evidence, intercut with an alternate timeline of how that evidence was created on the flight itself earlier in the day.

From "Flight" Part 1, first transmitted 11th  January 2016 on BBC ONE

 CLIP  INTERROGATION

Written by Graham Mitchell

Produced by Madonna Baptiste, Exec Produced by Anne Pivcevic and Hilary Salmon

Starring Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves, Abigail Hardingham,

Richard Dillane, Wanda Opalinska

Sarah's mother gives an emotion speech about her daughter's radicalisation during her interrogation, intercut with Sarah's journey to the safe house and her flashbacks to the Bosnian genocide she witnessed as a child.

From "Flight" Part 1, first transmitted 11th  January 2016 on BBC ONE

 CLIP  TERROR ATTACK

Written by Graham Mitchell

Produced by Madonna Baptiste, Exec Produced by Anne Pivcevic and Hilary Salmon

Starring Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, Abigail Hardingham, Richard Dillane, 

Ben Tavassoli

The terrorists' target is finally revealed and the team race to the Conference Centre in the hope of minimising the casualties, but the attack is already underway in front of the UK's media.

From "Flight" Part 1, first transmitted 11th  January 2016 on BBC ONE

 FULL EPISODE  "FLIGHT" PART 1

Written by Graham Mitchell

Produced by Madonna Baptiste, Exec Produced by Anne Pivcevic and Hilary Salmon

Starring Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves, Lizz Carr, Abigail Hardingham,

Ben Tavassoli, Richard Dillane, Esther Hall, Steven Cree, Wanda Opalinska, Raji James 

Bosnia 1995: in the midst of brutal genocide, an unarmed man is murdered in front of his five year old daughter. Twenty years later, the killing of a respected Imam in a London Mosque coincides with the unexpected return to the country of a mysterious young mother. The team must put their prejudices aside to establish the link.

First transmitted 11th  January 2016 on BBC ONE

 FULL EPISODE  "FLIGHT" PART 2

Written by Graham Mitchell

Produced by Madonna Baptiste, Exec Produced by Anne Pivcevic and Hilary Salmon

Starring Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves, Lizz Carr, Abigail Hardingham,

Ben Tavassoli, Richard Dillane, Esther Hall, Steven Cree, Wanda Opalinska, Raji James 

Sarah is on the run, afraid of what she may have learnt about the Imam's murder. Thomas is shaken by having let himself get too close to those involved in the invesigation. And Waite's black-and-white approach to the complicated issues riles the team at the Lyell Centre. Can they find the fugitives and protect the public before it's too late?

First transmitted 12th  January 2016 on BBC ONE

                                             “Silent Witness shows itself unafraid to tackle the difficult questions of modern society

                                                                          and raises its own questions over the long-term impact of past events

                                                                   whilst still weaving these strands into a highly compelling tale. Harrowing”

                                                                                                                                                                           ★★★★★  - CultBox

                                                                                         “a satisfyingly tense story… the denouement made me gasp”  - Radio Times

 

                                                                    “It may have reached its 19th series, but Silent Witness isn’t going stale.

                                                                                                         In fact, it couldn’t be more current as this episode,

                                                                     which plumbs the murky depths of radicalised Muslims, demonstrates.”

                                                                                                                                   “the show’s as well-crafted as ever”  - The Sun

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