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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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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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No Witnesses. No Leads. No Problem.

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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 »

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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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Episodes of the series have been used by the United States Department of Justice to help train their personnel. See more »

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The narration frequently uses the word "ironic" , when describing something coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in Secrets and Lies: The Fall (2016) See more »

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Addicting true crime series..
18 September 2005 | by okcpimpinSee all my reviews

This was at one point probably my single most watched show.. The important difference between this show and most other forensic-y shows out there is that this one is based completely on actual cases. In the same vein as A&E's "American Justice" or Discovery's "Cold Case Files", but the running time of just 30 minutes (as opposed to an hour) makes this the perfect single serving show. The shows premise is true murder cases which were solved thru forensics, but I'm not a big forensics nerd so that part of the show, while interesting, doesn't necessarily intrigue me. What I do find fascinating is the little slice of life (death?) that is each episode. It chronicles what surely is the biggest event in most of the involved peoples lives. All of episodes (with very few exceptions) took place in America within the last decade or two, so for most of us these are events which may have occurred around us, relatively recently. As others have mentioned the pacing, narration, actual footage, photos, and interviews with those involved are well done and relevant. Each case is like a little mystery, and whats great is that of course you always find out who actually perpetrated the crime. My main critique is that occasionally certain facets or details of a case which I would like a little more clarification on are overlooked.


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