Ashley John Baptiste will present a new 15-part BBC Daytime series, Expert Witness, airing on BBC One mornings this autumn.
The series, produced from Belfast by Rare TV, will explore the inside stories of how expert witnesses helped solve some of the UK’s most complex major crime cases, using forensic science to reveal the hidden clues criminals leave behind.
The cases featured in the series will include the fascinating story behind one of Scotland’s longest running investigations, The World’s End murders, in 1977; the forensic imaging expertise behind the eventual capture of Michael Hardacre, the “Rochdale Ripper”; and how the examination of pollen at a murder, and fibres in a car crash, helped to solve two crimes.
Each episode features two different cases, and hears from those involved in solving them. Expert Witness will air on BBC One Daytime mornings later this autumn.
Ashley John Baptiste says: “It has been truly fascinating to learn how the intelligence and expertise of some remarkable individuals has helped solve some of the biggest criminal cases known to the British public.”
Julie Shaw, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime says: “Expert Witness offers viewers the opportunity to get inside cases that were cracked thanks to diligent and determined detectives and the best minds in forensic science. For any viewer interested in crime and justice, this series is offers a unique insight that shouldn’t be missed.”