Silent Witness has been a near-constant presence on our screens since it made its debut way back in 1996.
In 2021, the acclaimed crime drama returned to BBC One for its highly anticipated 24th series, several months later than originally planned thanks to a certain pandemic.
However, following last week’s first episodes, Silent Witness season 24 welcomes another batch of guest stars to the cast but just who is set to appear in episodes 3 and 4?
Silent Witness season 24, episodes 3 and 4: Release date and plot
Following on from last week’s fiery return, Silent Witness season 24 continues with episodes 3 and 4 on September 13th and 14th respectively.
Titled Bad Love, the episodes are centred around the case of a murdered swimming instructor whose body was found in her flat with trace evidence linking the victim to two suspects, one of whom is her ex-boyfriend, a former policeman.
Meanwhile, the Lyell Centre team has a new recruit in the form of Dr Adam Yuen but his eagerness to impress causes friction.
As the investigation unfolds, Jack Hodgson is placed in the limelight as he is confronted by secrets of his own hidden past.
Silent Witness season 24, episodes 3 and 4: Cast
As ever in Silent Witness, we join the Lyell Centre’s main cast of characters while also welcoming a host of new guest stars.
Appearing in the cast in episodes 3 and 4 of Silent Witness season 24 are:
Main and recurring
- Emilia Fox as Dr Nikki Alexander
- David Caves as Jack Hodgson
- Jason Wong as Adam Yuen
- Patrick Baladi as Ron Radford
- Bill Blackwood as John Jennings
- Keir Charles as Michael Trask
- Oscar Coleman as Dylan Trask
- Eiden-River Coleman as Toby Trask
- Jack Deam as Frank Johnson
- Richard Durden as Conor Hodgson
- Lewis Gribben as Simon Morton
- Lolly Jones as Laura Jennings
- Rhiannon Jones as Cara Connelly
- Sandra Maitland as Patricia Jennings
- Susan McArdle as Donna Johnson
- Owen McDonnell as Ryan Kelvin
- Ann Mitchell as Molly Trask
- Jack Parr as Sergeant Elliston
- Redmand Rance as Joe Harris
- Caroline Sheen as DI Meredith Hughes
- Lucy Sheen as Jessica Walker
- Carryl Thomas as Sally Trask
- Bern Collaço as Police Officer
Any missing cast members will be added after the episodes have aired.
New arrival and guest star spotlight
Jason Wong as Adam Yuen
Jason Wong is the biggest arrival in Silent Witness’s new series as his character, Adam Yuen, joins as a new addition to the Lyell Centre team.
The London-born actor only made his debut in 2010 but has appeared in over 20 films, TV shows and video games since then including 2012’s Missing, White Dragon, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Total War: Three Kingdoms and Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen.
Owen McDonnell as Ryan Kelvin
Galway-born actor Owen McDonnell is one of the most notable faces to appear in episodes 3 and 4 as he takes on the role of Ryan Kelvin, a returning character who last appeared in 2014’s season 17.
As well as his past appearance on Silent Witness, Owen McDonnell has also held roles in The Bay, Dominion Creek, Women on the Verge, Mount Pleasant and hit BBC series Killing Eve where he plays Niko Polastri.
Patrick Baladi as Ron Radford
Patrick Baladi is another returning actor to Silent Witness, although he played a different character when he appeared back in 2008’s Finding Rachel episodes.
Since his first appearance, Patrick Baladi has had a very busy acting career with appearances in Breeders, Stella, Marcella and season 6 of Line of Duty.
Ann Mitchell as Molly Trask
Soap opera fans will be familiar with Ann Mitchell, who takes on the role of Molly Trask in Silent Witness.
The London-born actress is best known for playing Cora Cross in over 300 episodes of EastEnders but she also has appearances in Call the Midwife, Casualty and Channel 4’s Year of the Rabbit to her name.
Jack Deam as Frank Johnson
Jack Deam is yet another returning actor to Silent Witness as he takes on the role of Frank Johnson.
His last appearance came back in 2005’s Ghosts storyline and he’s since made a name for himself for roles in Shameless, Father Brown and DCI Banks.
Caroline Sheen as DI Meredith Hughes
Caroline Sheen takes on the role of DI Meredith Hughes in episodes 3 and 4.
The Wales-born actor only has 10 acting credits to her name according to IMDb with appearances coming in Torchwood, Pitching In, Doctors and even a minor role in 2012’s Oscar-winning Les Misérables.
Lucy Sheen as Jessica Walker
And finally, we come to Lucy Sheen (no relation to Caroline) who takes on the role of Mrs Walker.
Lucy has over 30 acting roles to her name, with some of the most notable including Night Night, Call the Midwife, The Good Neighbour and Netflix’s Shadow and Bone.
Season 24 of Silent Witness continues with episodes 3 and 4 on BBC One at 9pm on Monday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 14th.