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Silent Witness 2023 next episode and all about new series

When is Silent Witness back on TV?

Silent Witness is back on BBC One for series 26 – here’s all you need to know.

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The new series will air on BBC One and iPlayer with ten new episodes.

Joining Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and Jack Hodgson (David Caves) for the new stories is Aki Omoshaybi (The Pursuit Of Love, Queens Of Mystery, Real) who plays Gabriel Folukoya, an academic, neurologist and pathologist who has spent much of his career in innovative research, primarily in the field of data analysis.

Silent Witness,Dr Gabriel Folukoya (AKI OMOSHAYBI);Jack Hodgson (DAVID CAVES);Velvy (ALASTAIR MICHAEL)
Silent Witness,Dr Gabriel Folukoya (AKI OMOSHAYBI);Jack Hodgson (DAVID CAVES);Velvy (ALASTAIR MICHAEL),BBC Studios,Dan Kennedy
Silent Witness,Jack Hodgson (DAVID CAVES)
Silent Witness,Jack Hodgson (DAVID CAVES),BBC Studios,Dan Kennedy

Also new to the cast is Alastair Michael (Ridley Road, Snatch) who plays Velvy Schur, the Lyell’s new APT (Anatomical Pathology Technologist) trainee, as recommended by Clarissa Mullery. Velvy has recently left his ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and is now finding his own path, balancing his career and his faith, which he still holds very dear to his heart.

Meanwhile the upcoming run sees Jack’s niece Cara Connelly (Rhiannon May) return as a more regular character; arriving unexpectedly from Belfast to announce she is starting a university course in Criminology, giving Jack little choice but to let her stay with him while she studies. Cara soon wins her uncle around, excelling in her studies and proving a future professional match for Jack.

Watch Silent Witness on TV and online

Silent Witness airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9PM on BBC One. The new series has ten episodes.

You can also watch episodes online on BBC iPlayer here.

Suzi McIntosh, Executive Producer, BBC Studios said: “Silent Witness is back with a bang. With the help of our brilliant writers, directors, and actors, we have thrilling stories that will transport audiences into five very different worlds.

Cara Connelly (Rhiannon May).
Cara Connelly (Rhiannon May). Credit: BBC Studios/Dan Kennedy
Dr Gabriel Folukoya (AKI OMOSHAYBI).
Dr Gabriel Folukoya (AKI OMOSHAYBI). Credit: BBC Studios/Dan Kennedy
Velvy (ALASTAIR MICHAEL)
Velvy (ALASTAIR MICHAEL). Credit: BBC Studios/Dan Kennedy

“I am delighted to welcome Aki and Alastair, who are wonderful additions to the Lyell family along with the fabulous returning Rhiannon. I can’t wait for the series to hit our screens.”

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Silent Witness will be back on BBC One and iPlayer on 2 January 2023.

For now you can watch the past series online, including the recent 25th anniversary series, via the BBC iPlayer

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