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Forensic Television: From Crime Scene to Courtroom
25 April, 2015 @ 6:30 pm£8.35
The BFI’s host for this event will guide you through a compilation of TV reports and documentaries showing forensic science in action.
A hosted compilation of reports and documentaries that have looked at the real-life stories of forensic detection, including extracts from:
Home Office Forensic Laboratory at Aldermaston (BBC 1968)
Rare surviving news report on the (then) state-of-the art crime lab technology, including an interview with lab chief Dt Egon Holden.
Horizon: Crime Lab (BBC 1973)
This comparison of crime labs in the UK and US – which remarks on the general superiority of the British model – includes interviews with the heads of crime labs across the UK.
Horizon: 40 Years of Murder (BBC 1977)
A look at the work of forensic pathologist Prof Keith Simpson of Guy’s Hospital.
Antenna: DNA in the Dock (BBC 1990)
Legal expert Robin White examines the doubts surrounding genetic fingerprinting.