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Expert Witness

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

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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 atta ...

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

Expert Witness - Series 1: 1. Soil And Insects

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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