A couple of weeks ago I came across a TV version of The Poisoner’s Handbook on Sky TV’s History channel. The Poisoner’s Handbook is an excellent book which both Grant and I have previously reviewed (see here and here). It provides a fascinating insight into the development of forensic science in the early 20th century.
I was going to blog about this sooner but unfortunately it hasn’t been repeated (unlike pseudohistoric programmes such as Ancient Aliens which seem to be repeated endlessly – but I digress).
Fortunately, today I discovered that the full programme can be found on Youtube. So for those of you who enjoyed the book, or for those who would prefer to watch it rather than read it, you can watch it below.