David Wilson's Crime Files


BBC Scotland (10 x 30 mins)

Scams and Scandals explores a wide range of fraud and fakery from romance scams and ponzi schemes to cryptocurrency rip-offs, and reveals how we can fight back. 

EP1: Get Rich Quick

EP2: Romance Fraud

EP3: Imposters

EP4: Spiritual Fraud

EP5: White Collar

EP6: Counterfeit Art

EP7: King of the Swindlers

EP8: Under the Influencer

EP9: Are Fraudsters Psychopaths?

EP10: Scamming for Scotland


SERIES 3: Cold Cases

BBC Scotland (10 x 30 mins)

The UK’s leading criminologist Prof. David Wilson is joined by forensic scientist Dr Helen Meadows in this 10-part series which delves into the complicated world of Cold Cases.

EP 1: Waiting for Science

EP 2: Mysterious Deaths

EP 3: Human Error

EP 4: Public Appeals

EP 5: Missing Sex Workers

EP 6: A Guilty Conscience

EP 7: Missing Without a Trace

EP 8: Not Proven

EP 9: Confirmation Bias

EP 10: Killer Secrets Taken to the Grave



BBC Scotland (10 x 30 mins)

Criminologist Professor David Wilson presents the second series of the innovative crime talk show Crime Files.

Joined by investigative journalist Fiona Walker, the 10-part series delves into some of Scotland’s most infamous crimes and uncovers lesser-known cases from the country’s murky criminal past.

Each episode brings fresh analysis to both historical and contemporary crimes, from Robert Mone’s killing rampage of 1976, to the audacious fraud of Sir Gregor MacGregor in 1822, and the infamous double conviction of wife-killer Nat Fraser.

Covering a range of themes – from terrorism to family annihilation – the series features in-depth and revealing interviews with the key figures in these cases: detective investigators, journalists, lawyers, and the victims themselves.

EP 1: Serial and Mass Killers

EP 2: Family Annihilators

EP 3: Child Psychopaths

EP 4: Women that Kill

EP 5: Fraudsters

EP 6: Missing Presumed Murdered

EP 7: Racism

EP 8: Misjustice: Crimes Against Women

EP 9: Terrorism

EP 10: Ethics of Policing



BBC Scotland (10 x 60 mins)

In this 10-part BBC series, eminent criminologist Professor David Wilson hosts an innovative discussion show exploring Scottish Crimes, joined by investigative journalist Fiona Walker.

Each episode conducts an in-depth investigation into both historic and contemporary criminal cases, including the Glasgow Razor Gangs’ reign of terror in the 1930s, the infamous trial of serial killer Peter Manuel and the extraordinary jewel heist caught on mobile phones...

Covering a range of themes - from the evolution of forensics to criminal psychology - the series also features in-depth and revealing interviews with the professionals who combat crime: the top lawyers, the pathologists, the front-line cops as well as some of the nation's most notorious crooks.

Ep 1: Serial Killers

Ep 2: Heists

Ep 3: Crime & Poverty

Ep 4: Gangs

Ep 5: Miscarriages of Justice

Ep 6: Disposal of the Body

Ep 7: Forensics

Ep 8: Double Life

Ep 9: Crimes of Passion

Ep 10: Prisons