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'Forensics: The Real CSI' Is A Must-Watch For All True-Crime Fans

'Forensics: The Real CSI' Is A Must-Watch For All True-Crime Fans

The BBC is serving up your latest true-crime obsession with its new series - Forensics: The Real CSI.

The first episode of the three-part programme aired last Wednesday, and the series looks at how the CSI solves crimes through the use of cutting-edge forensics and new technology in real cases.

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As per the official BBC synopsis: "Multiple cameras follow serious crime investigations in real time, revealing the crucial role cutting-edge forensic science now plays in bringing criminals to justice."

Credit: BBC2
Credit: BBC2

Titled 'Harvest', the first episode saw the crime scene investigators trying to identify a gunman who left evidence at a shooting scene in a quiet housing estate in Newcastle.

"One of the residents is injured, but neither she nor her boyfriend saw anything. With the neighbours too scared to talk, it is the job of crime scene manager Alan Sayers to gather the vital pieces of forensic evidence which could catch the shooter," further explains the episode's description.

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The officers stress how important it is to "harvest" evidence, which could lead to the capture of the criminal.

Credit: BBC2
Credit: BBC2

Authorities must also attempt to determine the cause of death of a body found under suspicious circumstance on the other side of the city later in the episode.

Next week's instalment, which will air this Wednesday at 9pm on BBC Two, is called 'Mixed Profiles', and sees a rookie CSI "tasked with finding evidence from a violent stabbing and forensic scientists work together to identify two rape suspects and DNA-link them to the crime".

The following week's fix, which concludes the series, is called 'Every Contact Leaves a Trace', and follows the case of a teenage girl who is raped in a park. Digital and traditional forensics must work together to attempt to solve the harrowing case.

Each episode is an hour long, and the first was raved about on social media.

"BBC Two - Forensics: The Real CSI.. if you missed this tonight, it's an absolute must to catch up on!" exclaimed one person.

While another tweeted: "Just watched the first ep of BBC's Forensics: The Real CSI - OMG, that was amazing!! Fantastic telly. Incredible scenarios. I've studied forensic science (as an amateur) but this taught me loads I didn't already know! Fascinating!"

Forensics: The Real CSI next airs on Wednesday 8th May at 9pm on BBC Two. You can catch up on the first episode on BBC iPlayer now.

Featured Image Credit: BBC Two

Topics: Entertainment, True Crime, TV Entertainment, BBC Two

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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