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S1 Ep3: Fire Investigation Forensics

S1 Ep3: Fire Investigation Forensics

By Lynda La Plante and Cass Sutherland

In this episode, Lynda and Cass turn their attention to the forensic investigation of fire with Dr Peter Mansi. A former fireman and colleague of Cass’, Peter is now an internationally renowned fire investigator who has worked on some of the most infamous cases or arson and accidental fire, including the recent tragedy at Grenfell. 
Peter reveals to Lynda and Cass how he goes about investigating a fire, from reconstructing rooms to study fire behaviour, to tracking an ignition source and reading the smoke signals.    As Lynda says: ‘It’s almost as if the fire becomes a living thing – a killer to be hunted.’ 
Over seven episodes, Lynda and Cass will investigate seven branches of forensics: discussing their own experiences, talking with experts, hearing how real life crime scenes are worked, exploring the latest innovations and demonstrating how CSI fact is even more thrilling than CSI fiction.
   If you want to know what criminal investigation is like in real life, then get ready for a podcast that puts YOU at the crime scene. 
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 This podcast was made by Bonnier Books UK
 Director: Jon Watt
 Assistant Director: Laura Makela
 Producer: Chris Attaway
 Theme music: Game Over by Magic in the Other
 Interview music: Sweeney by Mike Relm   
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