Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Detection Most Ingenious

Lucy Worsley explores how real-life crime, science and the emerging art of detection had an influence on the popular culture of homicide during the Victorian Age.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Louis Levy & His Orchestra

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

  • 00:04

    Yann Tiersen

    7 Pm

  • 00:10

    Four Tet


  • 00:19

    Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 (1st mvt: Adagio - Moderato)

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • 00:48

    Ólafur Arnalds

    Til Enda

BBC History

BBC History

The sensational murder stories of the Victorian era sold newspapers and crime fiction in a way that had never been seen before.


Role Contributor
Presenter Lucy Worsley
Producer Rachel Jardine
Director Rachel Jardine
Series Producer Alastair Laurence
Executive Producer Michael Poole