A one hour long BBC Horizon episode from 2007 which looks into whether it is still possible in the age of cutting-edge forensics to commit the perfect murder without getting caught, the show was produced with the help of some of Britain’s leading forensic scientists and uses real-life murder investigations as case studies.
Experts featuring include Pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd who reveals what the key pieces of evidence are to indicate a suspicious death, and Dr Lee Goff who can calculate an accurate time of death by using a few maggots on a corpse, so how can a killer make their job more difficult? And what is the perfect weapon? This documentary questions whether it is possible to use knowledge of forensic science not to catch a killer but to dupe forensic scientists and avoid investigation. Watch more murder documentaries here.