Kevin Bocquet uncovers the great detective breakthroughs that have changed police-work forever.
We often hear about the brilliant minds of master criminals, but the good guys have brains too.
This programme tells how hard nosed detection teamed up with academic research to find new ways of solving crime.
In this programme Kevin Bocquet finds out how DNA fingerprinting was developed and only received recognition because of an overheard conversation in a pub.
He meets the detective and the professor whose lives were brought together as they strove to solve a double child murder.
Kevin Bocquet discovers how offender profiling moved from being a derided distraction to police officers to becoming recognised as a valuable tool in finding serious criminals.
A man who made his name reconstructing the faces of mummified Egyptian kings was asked to help identify the remains of a body found buried in Cardiff.
He tells the story of the arrest of one of the biggest drug dealers in the UK, how the money was traced and how the case became one of the first in which the law was able to reclaim the profits of crime.