Cause of Death – Poisoning

Season 2, Episode 6,   Mar 31, 2021, 05:17 AM

**We apologise for the variable sound quality on some of the season two episodes which were recorded during the 2020 lockdown. Please don't judge us too harshly - we're back in studio in season 3!**

A rarely seen method of murder today (outside of novels and state-sponsored assassination) but one of the most fascinating and challenging to investigate. A favourite of authors for generations, poisoning has appeared in some of the most famous crime novels as well as historic cases of murder and suicide. The team are joined by experienced toxicologist Victoria Jenkins from Forensic Access ( to discuss how hair and nails can be used to detect the presence of drugs and poisons, and the past, present and future of this ancient cause of death.

Over six episodes, the team will investigate six causes of death: talking with experts, hearing how real life crime scenes are worked, exploring the latest innovations and discussing some famous cases.
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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  Host & Director: Jon Watt
 Producer: Laura Makela
 Sound Engineer: Chris Attaway
 Theme music: Game Over by Magic in the Other
 End music: Sweeney by Mike Relm