TRACE OF EVIL

About the show

A look at how advances in technology have revolutionised detective work, as seen through a number of high-profile cases. Comprised of key witness testimonies, interviews, reconstructions, and archive footage.

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Upcoming episodes

Sep 21st
300a

THE CONSUMMATE MURDER

The story of Irish woman Rachel OÕReilly, her savage murder and the groundbreaking investigation that put her remorseless killer behind bars.
Sep 22nd
300a

THE SATURDAY NIGHT STRANGLER

By September 1973, with three murders in just 3 months, South Wales Police realized they were looking for WalesÕ first documented serial killer. This is the story of the twenty-eight-year investigation that finally uncovered the perpetrator.
Sep 23rd
300a

THE CARDIFF SLASHER

The story of the brutal murder of Lynette White Ð how her death led to the longest murder trial in British history at the time and how determined police work and familial DNA eventually led police to her killer.
Sep 24th
300a

THE MURDER OF DAVID JACKSON

In June 1988, 24-year-old David Jackson left his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to buy beer and cigarettes. He was never seen again. For 15 years his disappearance remained unsolved, until the dogged determination of one investigator broke the case wide open.
Sep 25th
300a

MURDERED FOR LOVE

When the bludgeoned body of Paul Gault was discovered lying in a pool of blood in an upstairs bedroom of his house, Northern Ireland police began to uncover the facts behind a brutal murder. However, what at first seemed like a random attack soon led to a complicated investigation.
Sep 26th
300a

MYSTERY OF THE DISPERSED BODY PARTS

When a box containing human limbs was discovered in Broward County, Florida, it kickstarted a multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency investigation that tested forensic capabilities, with detectives desperate to discover who the victim was and how they arrived there.
Sep 27th
200a

THE BUS STOP RAPIST

In late 1992, an attack out of the blue led to an investigation which would last nearly a quarter of a century. The crime committed was particularly brutal and something rarely seen in the in the small East Midlands city of Nottingham. In time, the revolutionary science of DNA profiling helped to close a case which detectives feared would never be solved.
Sep 27th
300a

EXECUTIONS IN PARADISE

When a young couple was found executed in their home in October 2015, at first there were no apparent leads. The murderer, however, had left crucial evidence behind. This evidence helped to unravel the mystery surrounding the murders, exposing the bizarre set of circumstances that led up to them.
Sep 28th
200a

THE ROAD RAGE KILLER

Tracie Andrews witnessed the murder of her boyfriend, Lee Harvey, in a country lane on the night of 1st December 1996, but all was not what it seemed. Within weeks the spotlight turned on Tracie herself and forensic evidence was able to disprove her story about a random killer and put her firmly at the center of the crime.
Sep 28th
300a

THE MURDER OF GEMMA McCLUSKIE

The body of Eastenders actress, Gemma McCluskie was discovered in the Regents canal, close to her home in East London in March 2012. Dogged detective work and detailed forensic examination eventually led police to her brother Tony, whose drugged state had caused him to decapitate and mutilate his sisters body.