Silent Witness spoilers – what happens in tonight’s episode? – The Sun

SILENT Witness is back with a bang TONIGHT as the gripping BBC crime drama returns for the 23rd series.

Our favourite team of forensic pathologists return to solve the most macabre of crimes, along with the star cast including Emilia Fox.

What happens in Silent Witness tonight?

In the first instalment of a two-part story, we head out to the countryside where a teenage boy's body is discovered in a ditch at an eerie deserted farm, six months after he disappeared.

Village residents and police were convinced at the time that a shifty-looking local locksmith was to blame but there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute him.

Nikki (Emilia Fox) and the Lyell team confirm the grim discovery is the body of missing 13-year-old Jason Forbes and set out to find the killer, convinced the culprit is close to home.

Determined DCI Claire Ashby is committed to proving the guilt of her prime suspect locksmith Malcolm Wilde – but the pressure is on to uncover the evidence to get a conviction this time.

Game of Thrones fans will recognise the suspect's angry Dad – actor Robert Pugh (who plays incestuous Craster in GOT).

What time is Silent Witness on?

Tonight's episode 'Close to Home, Part 1' is on at 9pm on BBC One.

The 10-episode series will air over five weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9pm.

You can also catch up on previous episodes over on BBC iPlayer.

Find the full list of star-studded cast here.

What happened in Silent Witness last week?

The previous episode was another two-part action-packed story line which sees the team continue to investigate a plane crash.

A private jet crashes into woods outside London with US Ambassador Jonathan Kraft aboard, who coincidentally is mates with Nikki’s American boyfriend, Matt Garcia (Michael Landes).

Ruling out an explosion or engine failure, suspicion turned to the 'Deadhead' – a non flying pilot who was hitching a flight when his intended plane journey was cancelled.

Elsewhere, when Thomas is called to an apparent suicide of a successful businessman, he finds surprising connections to the crash.

The investigation takes a sinister turn when they discover a deadly online forum, where someone is posting messages to encourage men to take their own lives.

Meanwhile among the stress of a tough case, Matt is grieving the death of his close friend, putting strain on his relationship with Nikki.

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