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How Sherlock Changed the World Comes to CET/ThinkTV

In an era when it seems like half the shows on television are crime dramas or based in a police station, most people are familiar with words like crime scene investigation, fingerprints, DNA evidence and so forth. But where did using evidence like we do today really come from? Like so many great ideas, it came from literature. Sherlock to be exact.


The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an time when eyewitness reports and “smoking gun” evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes’ crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. With a mix of interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archives, the program tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.


Join us for How Sherlock Changed the World at 9pm Tuesday, Dec. 17, on CET and ThinkTV16.


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Posted on: 12/12/2013 •

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