BBC’s Silent Witness is back with its 27th series with a new batch of cases waiting to be solved but is there an episode on tonight (January 29)?

Whether you’ve watched all the episodes as they’ve been released or you watched it on catch up, you might be wondering if there are any new episodes to watch this week.

The new series will see the team of forensic pathologists at the Lyell Centre solve new cases.

Alongside the usual crime-drama storylines, Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and Jack Hodgson (David Caves) are continuing to navigate their relationship whilst working with each other.

The opening two episodes deal with a murder in a church which sparks similarities to a case that was undertaken 20 years earlier.

Meanwhile, across the rest of the series, there will be death on a university campus, a mummified corpse will be uncovered, multiple bodies are found entombed beneath a train station in a makeshift mass grave and "the Lyell is infiltrated by a malevolent force," the Radio Times reports.

Is Silent Witness on tonight?

Silent Witness fans are in luck as tonight, there will be a new episode.

Episode five of the 27th series will air on Monday, January 29 at 9pm on BBC One.

This episode is one of two parts, according to the Radio Times, and will see the characters investigate a mummified corpse of a woman who has been left in a flat dead for a year.

The team works to find out the identity of the woman using their forensic skills.

On Tuesday, January 27, the second part will air in a new episode at 9pm on BBC One.

When does series 27 of Silent Witness end?

Series 27 of Silent Witness started on January 8, 2024 and is set to end on Tuesday, February 20.

There are 12 episodes in this series and this is when you can watch them on BBC One at 9pm, according to Radio Times.

Episode five will air on January 29 and will be followed by episode six on January 30.

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Episode seven and eight will air on February 5 and 6 respectively while episode nine will air on February 12 with episode 10 being released on February 13.

The final two episodes will air on February 19 (episode 11) and February 20 (episode 12).

Episodes will become available to watch on BBC iPlayer with new episodes every Monday at 8am unless the schedule changes.