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Silent Witness Producer Shares Changes Ahead of Season 27

Silent Witness producer Jayne Chard has revealed how the series underwent major changes ahead of season 27.

Talk to HELLO! About his work on the long-running crime drama, Chard explained that the team made several changes to sets and character wardrobes, as well as introducing new production techniques.

Sharing that the series will use virtual production methods for the first time ever, the producer said: “This is going to be a new and exciting direction that has never happened on this series before.

“It’s really going to expand what we can do in Series 28.”

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Production is currently underway on the new season, with Chard joined by production designer Paul Booth and costume designer Adam Howe.

Speaking about updates to the sets and characters’ wardrobes, Howe explained how he updated Emilia Fox’s Nikki Alexander’s costumes by adding more colorful pieces.

There are also new clothes for Jack Hodgson’s (David Caves) niece Cara to reflect the character’s growth. “She’s really blossoming and she looks great and confident,” he said of the costume update.

Wardrobes aren’t the only place to get an injection of color either, with forensics center The Lyell set to appear brighter in new episodes.

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“It’s a great set and a great space, we just changed it a little,” Booth added. “The current set is very impressive, with different work areas. We were just trying to merge everything.”

Silent Witness season 27 will see Emilia Fox and David Caves return in their lead roles as Dr Nikki Alexander and Jack Hodgson as well as Rhiannon May’s Cara Connelly.

Silent Witness is available to catch up via BBC iPlayer.

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