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True crime series revealing how some of the UK’s most serious cases were solved.

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Series 2: 13. A Scottish Murder And Artful Deceit

Expert Witness - Series 2: 13. A Scottish Murder And Artful Deceit

An expert in mobile phone technology tracks the movements of a murder suspect, and an expert in art fraud determines whether a very expensive painting is genuine or fake.

07-06-2024

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Series 2: 12. Murder In The Car Park And Cold Call Fraud

Expert Witness - Series 2: 12. Murder In The Car Park And Cold Call Fraud

Blood spatter analysis helps identify the killer of a body found in a suitcase, and an expert helps in a serious case of financial fraud that cost some victims their life savings.

04-06-2024

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Series 2: 11. Sole Of A Killer And Stolen Treasure

Expert Witness - Series 2: 11. Sole Of A Killer And Stolen Treasure

Police turn to a footprint analyst and a pollen expert to help solve a murder in Manchester, and a soil expert unearths the evidence needed to arrest a gang of treasure thieves.

03-06-2024

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Series 2: 10. Car Killer And Shot On The Sofa

Expert Witness - Series 2: 10. Car Killer And Shot On The Sofa

A blood spatter analyst unlocks the mystery of a woman murdered in her own car, and an expert witness uses a mobile phone to help detectives solve a baffling murder case.

31-05-2024

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Series 2: 9. Invisible Evidence And The Chocolate Box Conmen

Expert Witness - Series 2: 9. Invisible Evidence And The Chocolate Box Conmen

An expert in microscopic lifeforms helps solve the murder of a teenager, and a handwriting expert assists an old lady whose house has been sold without consent.

30-05-2024

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Series 2: 8. Late Night Murder And Exhuming Evidence

Expert Witness - Series 2: 8. Late Night Murder And Exhuming Evidence

When a young nurse disappears, a soil analyst helps find her body and solve the crime. A digital imaging expert proves that what was thought to be an accidental death was murder.

29-05-2024

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Series 2: 7. Body In The Bog And Bomb In The Boot

Expert Witness - Series 2: 7. Body In The Bog And Bomb In The Boot

An expert witness uses soil analysis to find the body of a missing woman feared murdered, and a cell site expert uses his tracking skills to catch a killer in Northern Ireland.

28-05-2024

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Series 2: 6. Murder In The Suburbs And Search For A Serial Killer

Expert Witness - Series 2: 6. Murder In The Suburbs And Search For A Serial Killer

In our first story, a community reels in total shock when a doting grandmother is found murdered in her home. Detectives search for the killer and suspect it may be someone clos ...

27-05-2024

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Series 3: 15. Grave Secret And Lockdown Tragedy

Expert Witness - Series 3: 15. Grave Secret And Lockdown Tragedy

Evidence unearthed by a forensic archaeologist helps to catch the killer of a young woman from Wiltshire. And a case of harrowing neglect suffered by a Welsh teenager is reveale ...

05-12-2023

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Series 3: 14. Fragments Of Truth And Wall Of Evidence

Expert Witness - Series 3: 14. Fragments Of Truth And Wall Of Evidence

A forensically trained dentist’s expertise helps police to connect a man to the disappearance of his wife. And the diligent analysis of a soil expert helps to bring convic ...

28-11-2023

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Series 3: 13. Facing Justice And Language Of Terror

Expert Witness - Series 3: 13. Facing Justice And Language Of Terror

When a decomposed body is washed up on a Dutch beach, a UK facial reconstruction expert helps uncover the identity. And a forensic linguistic specialist leads an international h ...

21-11-2023

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Series 3: 12. Red Light Killer And A Rural Rampage

Expert Witness - Series 3: 12. Red Light Killer And A Rural Rampage

Detectives hunting the killer of a young woman from Bolton require the help of a fibre and DNA specialist to arrest their suspect. And police seek the help of a body fluids expe ...

14-11-2023

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Series 3: 11. Death On The Nile And Cell To Cell

Expert Witness - Series 3: 11. Death On The Nile And Cell To Cell

When a British woman is found dead in an Egyptian hotel room, a UK toxicologist uncovers a sinister murder plot. And police turn to a cell communications analyst to solve the vi ...

07-11-2023

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Series 3: 10. A Grave Error And Souvenir Of A Killer

Expert Witness - Series 3: 10. A Grave Error And Souvenir Of A Killer

When a teenager’s body is located in a shallow grave, a soil specialist is called on to unearth evidence to convict the killer. And as a murder investigation on Merseyside ...

03-11-2023

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Series 3: 9. Threads Of Evidence And Bad Chemistry

Expert Witness - Series 3: 9. Threads Of Evidence And Bad Chemistry

A fibre specialist from the UK brings closure to Australia’s longest-running murder investigation. And a forensic pharmacologist uses her expertise to ensure a murder char ...

31-10-2023

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Series 3: 8. Patterns Of Behaviour And Time Flies

Expert Witness - Series 3: 8. Patterns Of Behaviour And Time Flies

A blood residue specialist leads police to the killers of an East Sussex waiter, brutally bludgeoned in his flat. And a forensic entomologist uncovers a case of extreme neglect ...

17-10-2023

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Series 3: 7. Hidden Blood And Traces Of A Killer

Expert Witness - Series 3: 7. Hidden Blood And Traces Of A Killer

Police turn to an expert witness to help them link a drug gang to the death of a Vietnamese man in Wales. And experts in DNA and fibre analysis provide the evidence needed to co ...

10-10-2023

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Series 3: 6. Face Of A Killer And Proof In The Pollen

Expert Witness - Series 3: 6. Face Of A Killer And Proof In The Pollen

When a young man is stabbed to death, a facial recognition expert helps Merseyside Police catch the killer. And a specialist palynologist’s help is needed by detectives in ...

03-10-2023

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Series 3: 5. Written In Blood And The End Of The Line

Expert Witness - Series 3: 5. Written In Blood And The End Of The Line

When two men are wrongly convicted of murder, a forensic blood spatter analyst helps to prove their innocence. And an expert witness uses mobile phone analysis to help police br ...

26-09-2023

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Series 3: 4. Corrosive Truth And A Field Of Evidence

Expert Witness - Series 3: 4. Corrosive Truth And A Field Of Evidence

When a woman is the victim of an acid attack in Brighton, an expert pieces together hours of CCTV footage to identify the suspect. And through pollen analysis, an expert witness ...

19-09-2023

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Series 2: 5. Body In The Woods And Murder At The Post Office

Expert Witness - Series 2: 5. Body In The Woods And Murder At The Post Office

This episode follows two shocking criminal cases in Yorkshire, each involving a woman murdered by her partner, and two expert witnesses with very different disciplines in forens ...

15-09-2023

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Series 2: 4. Body In The Snow And Betrayed By A Text

Expert Witness - Series 2: 4. Body In The Snow And Betrayed By A Text

After a 25-year-old woman goes missing in Bristol, the police launch a major missing-person enquiry. Soon after, the body of the young woman is discoved by dog walkers on Christ ...

14-09-2023

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Series 2: 3. The Curry Killer And The Body On The Beach

Expert Witness - Series 2: 3. The Curry Killer And The Body On The Beach

Following the unexplained death of a man in Yorkshire, found alone in his home with no signs of forced entry or a struggle, police were at a loss to explain his death. They turn ...

13-09-2023

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Series 2: 2. Mystery Of The Playground Shooter And Signature Of A Killer

Expert Witness - Series 2: 2. Mystery Of The Playground Shooter And Signature Of A Killer

A young schoolboy is mysteriously shot in the head while playing in the school yard, but who fired the gun and from where? Philip Boyce, a forensic ballistics expert, is called ...

12-09-2023

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Series 3: 3. Body Of Evidence And Shallow Grave

Expert Witness - Series 3: 3. Body Of Evidence And Shallow Grave

When a 21-year-old student is murdered and dumped in the Humber Estuary, a forensic biologist helps police bring her killer to justice. And an expert witness analyses soil at a ...

12-09-2023

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Series 2: 1. Shallow Graves - Unearthing A Serial Killer

Expert Witness - Series 2: 1. Shallow Graves - Unearthing A Serial Killer

Some criminal investigations are so complicated that they require a number of expert witnesses to be involved. This programme examines how forensic evidence from a whole team of ...

11-09-2023

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Series 3: 2. A Watery Grave And The Dangerous Date

Expert Witness - Series 3: 2. A Watery Grave And The Dangerous Date

When the body of a farmer is found in a lake, a bioarchaeologist helps police reveal how he got there. Meanwhile, when a man is accused of intentionally spreading the HIV virus, ...

05-09-2023

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Series 3: 1. Body In The Woods And Supermarket Killers

Expert Witness - Series 3: 1. Body In The Woods And Supermarket Killers

When a dismembered body is discovered, police turn to a facial reconstruction expert to help identify the victim. And when a man is murdered in Northern Ireland, a cell site exp ...

29-08-2023

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 10. Pollen, Ballistics And Dna

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 10. Pollen, Ballistics And Dna

Expert witnesses analyse nettles and soil to catch the killer of the Soham schoolgirls, new DNA techniques finally solve cold case murders, and ballistics techniques are demonst ...

16-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 9. Paint, Blood And Fingerprints

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 9. Paint, Blood And Fingerprints

A forensic art expert proves paintings by a well-known artist are fake, blood spatter patterns in a hotel help catch the killer of a father of three, and there's a fingerprintin ...

15-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 8. Cold Case Dna And Bones

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 8. Cold Case Dna And Bones

A DNA expert witness helps solve a 50-year-old crime, a murder investigation is solved by tracking unusual blue fibres around the world, and forensic anthropology is explored.

14-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 7. Suspicious Texts, Dna And Soil Secrets

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 7. Suspicious Texts, Dna And Soil Secrets

Text message analysis reveals a shocking crime, and DNA on old evidence catches a killer. Soil science and the first murder case solved using DNA evidence are also explored.

13-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 6. Fibre Trails, Diamonds And Toxicology

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 6. Fibre Trails, Diamonds And Toxicology

Expert witnesses use fibre and DNA evidence to solve three violent cold cases in Pembrokeshire, a gemmologist exposes a diamond investment scam, and Ashley visits a toxicology lab.

12-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 5. Dna, Fibres And Crime Scene Management

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 5. Dna, Fibres And Crime Scene Management

In this episode, we delve into an old murder mystery in the village of Beenham in Berkshire. Modern forensic science covers a huge area of expertise- blood, DNA, soil, pollen, d ...

09-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 4. Blood Under Paint And Gait - Fibres

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 4. Blood Under Paint And Gait - Fibres

Blood traces hidden under paint help an expert witness overturn a miscarriage of justice, an unusual gait identifies a killer and the science of fibre evidence is explored.\n

08-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 3. Dna, Fibres And Facial Reconstruction

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 3. Dna, Fibres And Facial Reconstruction

After 32 years, expert fibre analysis helps to bring the killer of two Brighton schoolgirls to justice, and the analysis of bones found on a Yorkshire moor helps to find two kil ...

07-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 2. Forensic Imaging And Msn Chat - Bpa

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 2. Forensic Imaging And Msn Chat - Bpa

Marks left by a shoe help detectives catch a killer, a forensic linguist deciphers digital messages - revealing a murder plot, and the power of blood pattern analysis is examine ...

07-12-2022

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Series 1 (extended Versions): 1. Soil And Insects - Hair

Expert Witness - Series 1 (extended Versions): 1. Soil And Insects - Hair

A serial killer is caught by using soil analysis, insects hold the clues to finding a murderer and the forensic sciences of hair evidence and entomology are put under the micros ...

06-12-2022

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Series 2: 15. Killer On The Run And Murder In The Valleys

Expert Witness - Series 2: 15. Killer On The Run And Murder In The Valleys

When a man kills four people and goes on the run, a handwriting analyst is brought in, and after a body is found, an expert in pollen links the suspects to the scene of the crime.

02-12-2022

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Series 2: 14. Deadly Date And The Football Fraudster

Expert Witness - Series 2: 14. Deadly Date And The Football Fraudster

A dental expert helps police investigating the mysterious death of a teenage girl, and an autograph expert is brought in to help convict scammers selling fake celebrity signatures.

01-12-2022

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Series 1: 10. Pollen, Bones And Dna

Expert Witness - Series 1: 10. Pollen, Bones And Dna

Some cases are open and shut. Others present as a complete mystery, and it takes an Expert Witness to uncover the first clues. That’s what happened when human remains were ...

12-08-2022

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Series 1: 9. Cerium And Cctv

Expert Witness - Series 1: 9. Cerium And Cctv

We reveal how the power of forensic science not only found a killer, but also freed an innocent man. Forensic evidence is a powerful tool. So powerful, that if it’s misint ...

05-08-2022

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Series 1: 8. Soil On A Spade And Stones In A Shoe

Expert Witness - Series 1: 8. Soil On A Spade And Stones In A Shoe

Soil on a spade helps catch the killer of a young woman from Swindon, who for years evaded justice and a stone stuck in the sole of a shoe helps solve a murder in Manchester.

04-08-2022

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Series 1: 6. Dna, Fibres And Bones

Expert Witness - Series 1: 6. Dna, Fibres And Bones

In this episode, we reveal how the tenacity of a team of forensic scientists helped finally catch the killer of two children in Brighton. Also, when bones were discovered on moo ...

03-08-2022

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Series 1: 7. Aging Insects And Fake Fairies

Expert Witness - Series 1: 7. Aging Insects And Fake Fairies

In this programme, we discover how the study of insects was crucial in solving the mysterious disappearance of a Warrington teenager. Murderers can go to great lengths to ensure ...

03-08-2022

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Series 1: 5. Pollen In A Field And Fibres In A Car Crash

Expert Witness - Series 1: 5. Pollen In A Field And Fibres In A Car Crash

When smouldering human remains are found in a field in Hertfordshire, a policeman’s hunch and a diligent expert witness help catch the killers. \n\nNot every expert witne ...

29-07-2022

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Series 1: 4. Fibre Trails And Diamonds

Expert Witness - Series 1: 4. Fibre Trails And Diamonds

With so many forensic techniques available, detectives and expert witnesses can sometimes disagree on how best to search for evidence. In 2006, a team investigating three notori ...

26-07-2022

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Series 1: 3. Forensic Imaging And Msn Chat

Expert Witness - Series 1: 3. Forensic Imaging And Msn Chat

This episode uncovers the forensic imaging expertise behind the eventual capture of Michael Hardacre, the 'Rochdale ripper'.\n\nIn the summer of 2000, a series of attacks in Roc ...

26-07-2022

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Series 1: 2. Blood Under Paint And Gait

Expert Witness - Series 1: 2. Blood Under Paint And Gait

A skilled expert witness does more than just analyse existing evidence. They guide detectives towards new clues that can turn a case. That is what happened in the case of Lynett ...

20-07-2022

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Series 1: 1. Soil And Insects

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This episode travels to Edinburgh to look at the fascinating story behind one of Scotland’s longest-running investigations, the World’s End murders, a double murder ...

18-07-2022

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Series 1: 15. 60s Dna And Fibres Around The World

Expert Witness - Series 1: 15. 60s Dna And Fibres Around The World

A 50-year-old cold case murder is solved by DNA and the tenacity of an expert witness, and a murder investigation is solved by tracking unusual blue fibres around the world.

12-11-2021

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Series 1: 14. Paint Materials And Blood Patterns

Expert Witness - Series 1: 14. Paint Materials And Blood Patterns

Forensics analysis by an art expert proves paintings by a well-known Cornish artist are fake, and spattered blood in a hotel bedroom helps catch the killer of a father of three.

11-11-2021

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Series 1: 13. Insects And Bones

Expert Witness - Series 1: 13. Insects And Bones

Insects establish an accurate time of death, helping to prove a husband killed his wife, and analysis of burnt remains in Leeds uncovers another husband’s cold murder of h ...

10-11-2021

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Series 1: 12. Pollen, Chalk And Dna

Expert Witness - Series 1: 12. Pollen, Chalk And Dna

How expert analysis of nettles and soil helped catch the killer of the Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, and how advances in DNA techniques finally solved the m ...

09-11-2021

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Series 1: 11. Text Messages And Dna

Expert Witness - Series 1: 11. Text Messages And Dna

Analysis of text messages reveal a husband’s plot to cover up his wife’s murder, and traces of DNA on decades-old evidence help bring justice to the family of a murd ...

08-11-2021

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