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Forensic Files 

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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

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Paul Dowling
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Series cast summary:
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ...  Narrator 396 episodes, 1996-2011
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Storyline

Police increasingly utilize scientific laboratory analysis to solve crimes. This program reviews and re-enacts dramatic cases from around the world in which forensic scientists find and examine previously undetectable evidence. Through their hard work, criminals are brought to justice and the innocent are set free. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

No Witnesses. No Leads. No Problem.

Genres:

Documentary | Crime

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Tru TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery Detectives See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Medstar Television See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Forensic Files is the longest lasting criminology television show on T.V. See more »

Goofs

Several episodes of "Forensic Files" explain inductively coupled plasma (ICP) as a means for detecting metals according to their rate of evaporation. In fact, ICP is a spectrophotometric technique that measures the intensity of specific wavelengths of light emitted by each trace metal as they are heated to a very high temperature by a plasma. It has nothing to do with evaporation. See more »

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Referenced in Bones: The Spark in the Park (2013) See more »

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Fascinating!
18 April 2014 | by sethmlandersSee all my reviews

This is undeniably one of the best crime shows on TV. It's approach on suspense is top-notch and the wonderful narration is haunting. These are real life cases, with some reenactments, and it shows you how the crimes get solved with reliable forensics.

It's structure is simple. We open up to a place where it gives us back-story on the victim. Then, there's a killer on the loose and the police turn to science for help. Usually, it ends on a good note, it's predictable yet hypnotic. Justice is served, so it ends with closure for the family & friends of the victim(s) and satisfaction for law enforcement. An excellent message to its target audience!

UPDATE: the show is not on YouTube, watch it when you get a chance! I recommend viewing it at night time in the dark, it makes the show so interesting.


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