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The Moment of Proof

Duration: 15 x 30'

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This true-crime documentary series tells the stories of police investigations centred around the moment where detectives realise they have cracked the case.

There’s a moment of proof in every police investigation; a DNA match, an alibi disproven, an interview room confession…it’s the instant when an officer realises they’ve cracked the case.  

A fascinating series featuring true crime stories told by the people at the heart of the investigation. 

Ratings: the audience grew throughout the series, peaking at 1.42 million - 33% higher than the slot average - with a peak audience share of over 20%. 

Series 2 coming soon....

Episode 1

A single text message, hidden amongst thousands, nails a serial fraudster; and an extraordinary surveillance operation leads straight to the kidnappers and their hostage.

Episode 2

A pair of pyjamas reveal the shocking true identity of an attacker who left his victim for dead and a bright yellow baseball cap puts a daylight robber behind bars.

Episode 3

How a discarded scrap of paper found in a household bin helps convict a cold-blooded killer and a distinctive mole holds the key to tracking down a dangerous and predatory attacker.

Episode 4

How a single glove uncovers the identities of a prolific and violent gang and an image of a distinctive ponytail solves a high-tech bank heist.

Episode 5

A plastic bag heat sealer convicts an online drug trafficker and a casual chat with a criminal plus a map join the dots to catch 3 burglars terrorising a neighbourhood.

Episode 6

A scribbled name in a discarded notebook is the key to putting a dangerous driver behind bars and the serial numbers on stolen cash notes in a high-stakes money crim, crack the mystery of a dangerous gang wreaking havoc in the capital.

Episode 7

A wedding video cracks the case of a teenage abduction and an expired pilot’s licence exposes a fraudster flying under the radar.

Episode 8

An everyday sat nav is the final clue to put a pair of prolific animal thieves behind bars and an anonymous letter holds the key to cracking the identity of a blackmailer on a mission to poison babies.

Episode 9

How an ordinary hoodie helps police finally take a vicious and dangerous attacker off our streets and a standard sat nav reveals the mastermind behind the biggest armed robbery ever to hit Devon and Cornwall.

Episode 10

How a distinctive deer stalker hat is the red flag to cracking a web of stolen bank cards and one careless text message puts a dangerous stalker behind bars for the longest sentence in a police force’s history

Episode 11

An image posted on social media is the key to identifying a bogus policeman swindling the elderly out of thousands and a shiny copper hair dye puts a dangerous armed robber behind bars.

Episode 12

How a distinctive wallpaper pattern exposes the lies of a con-woman who claims to be suffering from a rare cancer and a hidden compartment in a car holds the key to convicting a gang stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from UK charities.

Episode 13

A grainy video from a petrol station forecourt, helps convict a gang of cold-blooded killers and a criminal’s mobile phone finally connects an unscrupulous gang targeting the vulnerable.

Episode 14

A simple business card reveals the true identities of a gang of con artists and a ripped up, handwritten note holds the key to locking away two murderers. 

Episode 15

How a discarded gun cartridge helps police convict a man who gunned down a fellow officer and a packet of medication helps lock up a gang of violent jewellery thieves.

For BBC1

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