When there's a murder with no suspect, no leads and perhaps not even a body, that's when investigators face their toughest test. Evidence must be gathered. Evidence must be analysed. But evidence is worthless if it can't be pinned to a suspect... Most murder victims knew the person that killed them. That's why homicide, in many cases, is a straightforward crime to solve. Yet 20% of UK homicides are classified as "circumstances unknown".
In this series, Robbie Coltrane reveals eight of the hardest, most complex and baffling murder cases ever to be investigated by British police. The focus of each programme is the trail of evidence: how it was discovered, what it meant and how it became critical to crack the case. With interviews from the lead investigators and forensic specialists, many speaking for the first time, Robbie reveals the astonishing twists and turns of often stranger-than-fiction cases. It is a record of the detectives' art: using skill and determination to solve seemingly unsolvable cases – because the only difference between success and failure is critical evidence
Into Thin Air: David Gilroy
Episode 2x8; Mar 11, 2018
In 2010, Suzanne Pilley disappeared on her way to work in Edinburgh. Here, Robbie Coltrane reveals the remarkable way her killer was caught.
2x8: Into Thin Air: David Gilroy
2x7: The Double Axe Murderer: Dennis Smalley
2x6: The Saturday Night Strangler: Joe Kappen
2x5: Far From Home: Kyu Soo Kim
2x4: Countryside Killings: Graham Backhouse
2x3: Appointment with Death: Scott Singleton
2x2: The Perfect Murder: Roger and David Cooper
2x1: Little Miss Nobody: Alan Charlton
1x8: Resolution to Kill
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