The BEST episodes of Forensics: The Real CSI

Every episode of Forensics: The Real CSI ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Forensics: The Real CSI!

Multiple cameras follow serious crime investigations in real time, revealing the crucial role cutting-edge forensic science now plays in bringing criminals to justice.

Last Updated: 4/14/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Continuing
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Every Contact Leaves a Trace
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7.95
21 votes

#1 - Every Contact Leaves a Trace

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/15/2019

A teenage girl is raped in a park by a total stranger - can digital and traditional forensics work together to bring the prime suspect to justice?

The Harvest
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7.85
20 votes

#2 - The Harvest

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/1/2019

The forensics team must identify a gunman from evidence left at a shooting scene and determine the cause of death of a body found under suspicious circumstances.

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Mixed Profiles
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7.83
18 votes

#3 - Mixed Profiles

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/8/2019

A rookie CSI is tasked with finding evidence from a violent stabbing and forensic scientists work together to identify two rape suspects and DNA-link them to the crime.

Stabbed in the Park
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7.76
21 votes

#4 - Stabbed in the Park

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/16/2021

When a 15-year-old teenager is fatally stabbed in a park in Coventry, the forensics team must identify the murderers through evidence left behind at the crime scene.

Gold Heist
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7.71
14 votes

#5 - Gold Heist

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/23/2023

When five jewellery thieves rob £300,000 worth of gold from a Birmingham jewellery store, escaping in less than 60 seconds, police need to use forensic evidence to track down the gold

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To Catch a Rapist
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7.69
13 votes

#6 - To Catch a Rapist

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/16/2023

The forensics team must identify and arrest a rapist through information provided by the victim and digital evidence recovered from the crime scene.

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An Admission of Murder
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7.55
11 votes

#7 - An Admission of Murder

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/9/2021

Forensic co-ordinator Jo Ward leads the search for evidence and motive after a knife attack in which a husband is believed to have killed his wife and a next-door neighbour.

Murder at the Party
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7.45
11 votes

#8 - Murder at the Party

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/23/2021

When a man is murdered for no apparent reason by a guest at a party, it’s down to traditional and digital forensics experts to identify a suspect and bring them to justice.

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Tracking a Paedophile
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7.45
11 votes

#9 - Tracking a Paedophile

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/6/2023

After a 12-year-old girl comes forward to report that she has been groomed and raped, West Midlands Police hunt for forensic evidence to bring the offender to justice.

Confession of a Killer
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7.43
7 votes

#10 - Confession of a Killer

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/31/2024

When a man confesses to killing his flatmate in self-defence, the police and forensic officers must investigate whether the victim was actually killed in cold blood.

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Fatal Weapon Unknown
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7.33
9 votes

#11 - Fatal Weapon Unknown

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/6/2021

Forensic Investigators from West Midlands Police piece together the evidence in a complex murder inquiry after they find two dead men with unusual wounds.

Time of Death
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7.33
9 votes

#12 - Time of Death

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/17/2024

When 32-year-old Marlene Doyle, reported missing by her mother, is found murdered in a Coventry flat, police turn to forensic evidence to identify her killer.

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Indecent Exposure
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7.27
11 votes

#13 - Indecent Exposure

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/13/2021

Forensic scene investigator Drew Birtles leads the search for evidence after a woman in her 50s alleges a man installing a smart meter at her home has indecently exposed himself.

Body in the Freezer
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7.22
9 votes

#14 - Body in the Freezer

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/10/2024

After a decomposed body is found in a freezer at a waste disposal site, West Midlands Police must identify who it is and track down the person who concealed it.

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Standard of Evidence
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7.20
10 votes

#15 - Standard of Evidence

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/20/2021

When the victim of a knife attack is unable to tell the police what happened because he is in a medically induced coma, they attempt to use forensic evidence to identify his attacker.

Playing with Fire
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7.18
11 votes

#16 - Playing with Fire

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/30/2023

West Midlands Police work with fire investigators to identify who is responsible for a major fire at a factory in Birmingham.

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Untraceable Guns
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7.14
7 votes

#17 - Untraceable Guns

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/24/2024

West Midlands Police work with ballistics experts to find out whether a man with a haul of rifles in his bedroom has used a 3D printer to make potentially deadly weapons.

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Killer in the Car Park
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7.00
8 votes

#18 - Killer in the Car Park

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/6/2021

West Midlands Police need forensics to identify the killer of two men found dead in a car.