Skip to main content

Forensics: The Real CSI – BBC2

Forensics: The Real CSI
(Image credit: BBC/Blast! Films/James Incledon)

New BBC2 documentary series Forensics: The Real CSI follows serious crime investigations in real time bringing criminals to justice

New BBC2 documentary series Forensics: The Real CSI follows serious crime investigations in real time bringing criminals to justice

Starting with a bang, literally, this three-part series follows Northumbria Police’s forensics team as it gathers evidence at crime scenes.

In tonight’s excellent opener, a prosecution witness in an upcoming trial is scared half to death after someone shoots her patio doors out.

It's the job of Crime Scene Manager Alan Sayers to gather the evidence that could help catch the shooter.

Can the shards of broken glass and three 12-bore cartridges left at the scene help nail the perpetrator?

Forensics: The Real CSI

Crimes in the North East come under the spotlight in this new documentary series

In another part of Newcastle, a father finds his son dead, face down in a pool of blood.

Was he murdered?

Forensic pathologist Nigel Cooper is called in to observe the body in situ before it is brought to him at the mortuary

With the drama of a gritty whodunit, this is real-life crime scene investigations with strong images and language that are not for the faint-hearted. 

TV Times rating: ****