Looking at film and television. Some real life people and events should be films or TV shows, like... Sir Bernard Spilsbury.
Bernard Spilsbury (1877 - 1947) Pathologist.
A bio-pic of a driven but flawed man, considered by many a genius but over-confident to the point that he is responsible for guilty men to be set free and innocent men to be hung who eventually commits suicide by gassing himself in his lab.
Contains everything a television series needs:
- Forensic Investigator - Pathologist.
- Period Piece - Bulk of cases 1910 - 1934.
- Charismatic - It is said his force of personality convinced may convinced many juries more than the evidence.
- Flawed - Over-confident, suffered depression.
- Driven - Willing to go beyond is expertise to convict someone he knows to be guilty.
- Loner - Insisted on working alone, refused to train students.
And his work included famous cases an events:
- The Case of the Crippens (1910) - which first got him public attention which was filmed as Dr Crippen (1942) and Dr Crippen (1963)
- The Case of the Brides in the Bath (1915) - which made his name and was filmed The Brides in the Bath (2003)
- The Herbert Armstrong Case (1921) - The only solicitor in UK history hanged for murder, filmed as Dandelion Dead.
- The Blazing Car Murder (1930)
- The Brighton Trunk Murders (1934) - Although Mancini was found not guilty he confessed before his death in 1973.
- Developed with Scotland Yard the "Murder Bag" the forensic equipment taken to suspicious deaths.
- Advised Operation Mincemeat during WWII.
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