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How to commit the perfect murder [videorecording (DVD)] / BBC Education & Training.


Public Safety Canada Library



Alternate Title

Horizon (Television program)

Call Number

HV 8073 H69 2007d




1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)


Originally broadcast on the television program Horizon.
Producer & director, Nicola Cook ; editors, Simon Sykes and Sunshine Jackson.
Narrator, Simon Gregor.
The DVD might not play on some computers.


Taking as an example the as-yet unsolved murder of Alexander Litvinenko, this programme looks at the idea of “the perfect crime.” The ex-KGB spy was admitted to hospital with radiation poisoning with polonium-210 that was not recognized until after he died; his killer is yet to be found. Through interviews with forensic experts, the programme examines many types of murder, from poisonings to “accidental” deaths, explaining the techniques used to discover time and cause of death, and revealing just how much can be unlocked from seemingly small amounts of information. Key specialists show how to distinguish a suicidal hanging from a murderous one, and how a few maggots can help identify the time of death. They go on to test a few fictional ideas, like the use of an icicle as a weapon, to then melt away leaving no trace. Poisoning is examined in detail, returning to the questions over the death of Litvinenko.



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