Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by surgeon Gabriel Weston, exploring the history and development of forensic science. Sherlock has his mind palace, Morse his music - every detective has an edge. For most, it's forensic science. This series provides a rare and fascinating insight into the secret history of catching murderers, charting two centuries of the breakthroughs that have changed the course of justice. Surgeon and writer Gabriel Weston explores this rich history through some of the most absorbing, and often gruesome, stories in the forensic casebook - and looks ahead to how forensics will continue to solve the murders of the future.

Episode 1 - A Question of Identity

Episode 1 - A Question of Identity
The first episode looks at the difficulty of identifying the body in a murder case. The question of identity is a crucial start to the investigation.

Episode 2 - Traces of Guilt
There will always be those who think they can commit the perfect murder. In reality it's virtually impossible to leave no evidence at the scene of a crime. Fingerprints, hair, fibres and blood can all lead to the killer.

Episode 3 - Instruments of Murder
Where there's a murder there's usually a weapon. It's a key piece of evidence that can hold all the clues needed to catch the killer and shine a light into the mind of the murderer.

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