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Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story - archive

Updated Friday 15th May 2015

Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.

Gabriel Weston holding skull of Joan Wolfe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Hayward - BBC About the series

In the act of murder there is a weapon, a crime scene and a body - all vital evidence in the hunt for the killer. In this series surgeon and writer Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they’ve helped to solve. She explores the cases that proved pivotal to the advancement of forensic science and she reveals the cutting edge technology that’s keeping the detective one step ahead of the criminal. Today, from just a few cells, the face of a suspect can be constructed – a process called molecular photo fitting and we find out how a tiny sample of soil can pinpoint where a murder took place.

The first episode of Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story airs on BBC FOUR on Thursday 18th June 2015 at 9.00pm. Full broadcast details and watch again links can be found on bbc.co.ukExternal link

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