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Silent Witness 2023 cast revealed for series 26 of BBC One show

Meet the new Silent Witness cast

Silent Witness series 26 has arrived on BBC One – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.

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The hit series follows forensic pathologists and their personal and professional challenges from the crime scene to the lab.

First airing in 1996, the drama recently celebrated its landmark 25th anniversary.

Silent Witness: Nikki Alexander (EMILIA FOX).
Silent Witness: Nikki Alexander (EMILIA FOX). Credit: BBC Studios/Kieron McCarron

Now a brand new series arrives on BBC One with five thrilling new contemporary stories, told over ten episodes.

Silent Witness 2023 cast

Series 26 welcomes back regular cast members Emilia Fox as Nikki Alexander and David Caves as Jack Hodgson.

Cara Connelly returns as Rhiannon May while new to the cast, Alastair Michael plays Velvy Schur and Aki Omoshaybi plays Gabriel Folukoya.

Also on the cast for the new episodes are:

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William Willoughby plays Anthony Drinkwater
Sophia Myles plays Laine Cassidy
Kuni Tomita plays Soju
Brett Allen plays Eddie

Kate Bracken plays Lucy Stevens
Nadine Marshall plays DI Sarah Torres
Hannah Rae plays Star
Lewis Griffiths plays Jay

Jemma Redgrave plays DI Jill Raymond
Nicholas Gleaves plays Bob Stratton
Richard Cordery plays Bill Burnett
Leo Hatton plays Kate Freeman

Watch Silent Witness on TV and online

Silent Witness currently airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9PM on BBC One. Series 26 has a total of ten episodes.

You can also watch episodes online on BBC iPlayer here.

A synopsis for the first episode shares: “When a man is thrown from a high-rise building, the team are propelled into the criminal underworld of a notorious mafia group, the Ndrangheta. Aided by the National Crime Agency, Nikki and her team set about uncovering the truth.

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“As they descend deeper into the murky depths of the investigation, Nikki soon finds herself caught in the mafia’s web, with deadly consequences.”

Past episodes, totalling 225 from the past 25 years, are available to watch online on BBC iPlayer here.

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