What's on TV this week? 'Stranger Things', 'Silent Witness', 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Stranger Things, Silent Witness, Who Do You Think You Are?
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Wondering what to watch on TV this week?

As we head towards the end of May, six returning shows will be welcomed back onto our screens with drama, documentary and entertainment all covered.

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It's the 25th anniversary of crime thriller giant Silent Witness on BBC One, Netflix is streaming season four of Stranger Things, and lockdown hit The Flight Attendant gets a second series on Sky.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 23 - 29 May, 2022

Silent Witness - BBC One - Monday 9pm

Silent Witness stars have trailed a 'clash of the titans' in the post mortem room. (BBC)
Silent Witness stars have trailed a 'clash of the titans' in the post mortem room. (BBC)

It's had an incredible run in the overcrowded market of crime thrillers, and now Silent Witness is celebrating 25 years on screen by welcoming back its original star.

Amanda Burton will join current lead Emilia Fox as their pathologists Sam and Nikki team up - and clash heads - over a brand new case.

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This is an unmissable celebration of the show for Silent Witness fans.

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace - ITV - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9pm

Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall work together to reunite estranged relatives. (ITV)
Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall work together to reunite estranged relatives. (ITV)

The ever-popular Long Lost Family brings back its spin-off show Born Without Trace for three consecutive nights this week.

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell will help people who were abandoned as babies discover where they came from and who their relatives are.

Expect emotion and heartbreak as revelations move from devastating to uplifting.

Bake Off: The Professionals - Channel 4 - Tuesday 8pm

Liam Charles is joined by new co-host Stacey Solomon. (Channel 4)
Liam Charles is joined by new co-host Stacey Solomon. (Channel 4)

There are still a few months to go until the main series and the celebrity version is over for another year - but luckily, we've got the pro contest to look forward to this week.

In the new series, Liam Charles gets a brand new co-host with Stacey Solomon joining the Bake Off family.

Prepare to be amazed as some of the most talented bakers around showcase their incredible skills with sugar, pastry and cake for another contest.

Who Do You Think You Are? - BBC One - Thursday 9pm

Richard Osman on Brighton Beach for Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC)
Richard Osman on Brighton Beach for Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC)

Any number of ancestry shows are available to watch right now, but the original celebrity series makes a welcome return with five new famous faces exploring their family trees.

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Sue Perkins, Richard Osman, Matt Lucas, Anna Maxwell Martin and Ralf Little are ready to discover more about their ancestors and the series looks as packed with twists and turns as ever - including a revelation that crime author Osman's relative was an amateur sleuth.

The Flight Attendant - Sky - Thursday 9pm

Kaley Cuoco returns as flight attendant Cassie. (Sky)
Kaley Cuoco returns as flight attendant Cassie. (Sky)

When series one of the comedy crime thriller launched in 2020, it became a lockdown hit thanks to its outlandish storyline and glamorous setting.

Now, Kaley Cuoco is back as flight attendant Cassie who's sober, but by no means living a simpler life with a side hustle as a CIA asset.

Michelle Gomez also returns for a guest role in series two.

Stranger Things - Netflix - Friday

The Stranger Things gang are facing terrifying new villains in season four. (Netflix)
The Stranger Things gang are facing terrifying new villains in season four. (Netflix)

One of Netflix's most anticipated shows this year, Stranger Things is finally back for series four and promises the creepiest instalment yet.

The Byers and Eleven have moved out of Hawkins but The Upside Down continues to haunt them and their brush with the terrifying underworld is far from over.

Of course, it isn't long until their friends back home are in need of help, as another strange adventure begins.

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