SILENT WITNESS: Series 22 Photo: Shutterstock

NOW that we’ve got all that Christmas cheer out of our system, it’s time to talk about the BBC’s long-running misery fest Silent Witness.

Five new two-part stories are coming in early 2019, bringing all the murder, deceit and washed-out colour grading you could want. Here are details on the first two stories.

Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern and the iconic Liz Carr are all back, plus a host of guest stars have been lined up for the new run too. We’ll go through them story by story.

The first story, ‘Two Spirits’, focuses on the trans community, as a trans man is murdered and a trans activist is kidnapped. Gavin & Stacey star Andrew Knott, Waterloo Road’s Heather Peace, The Bank Job’s Johann Mysers and Lost in Austen’s Jemima Rooper make appearances.

Story number two, ‘Lift Up Your Hearts’, sees a teenage boy die in a meth lab explosion, prompting his inspirational head teacher Noah Taylor to confront the drug dealers preying on his community. Guest stars include former EastEnders star Samantha Womack, Black Mirror actor Dan Li, The Crouches actress Jo Martin, Patient Zero’s Hara Yannas and Krypton’s Colin Salmon (who appeared in Silent Witness’ very first series!). Silent Witness returns with its first two episodes on Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9 at 10pm (CET) on BBC One.

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