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Ashley John Baptiste to present new BBC Daytime crime series Expert Witness
  • Aug 31, 2021
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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.

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.”

Emma Barker, Executive Producer at Rare TV says: "Without the help of expert witnesses these crimes may never have been solved. It's been a fascinating insight into modern day detective work."

Expert Witness will air on BBC One Daytime mornings later this autumn

Expert Witness is a Rare TV production, made out of Belfast by series producer Richard Weller, with Emma Barker and Edward Hart as Executive Producers. The Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime is Julie Shaw.