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

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Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ...  Narrator 390 episodes, 1996-2011
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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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No Witnesses. No Leads. No Problem.

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Documentary | Crime

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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 »

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Medstar Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The number of episodes varies over the seasons. The first three seasons have thirteen episodes each. Seasons four to thirteen have between thirteen and fifty episodes. The final two seasons have as few as four episodes. 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 Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) See more »

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Four Reasons Why This Show Is A Winner
14 April 2015 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Episode after episode, year after year, this program has been entertaining. It almost never fails. There is a reason it has been on the air for 15 years.

After watching a few episodes, I became hooked....and, yes, this is an addicting show. I found myself watching over a hundred shows (my DVR had a workout) in two months. I'm sure many others have found themselves doing the same.

Why is this show good? First, it is true crime, not some fictional story; second, it runs only a half hour. Crime shows that are an hour long often repeat stuff over and over. A half hour is perfect. Third, the cases are always interesting. They leave you shaking your head in disbelief that people actually do some of these things reported in here. Fourth, Peter Thomas is excellent as the narrator. His is a voice which never offends, or gets old.

Currently, it can be seen regularly on the HNN cable network.


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