Scenes of Crime is a British television series that takes a closer look at some of the more notorious and disturbing crimes committed in the last century. The hard-boiled, investigative feel of the series is bolstered by real-life interviews with the witnesses and principals and others affected or impacted by the crimes. Originally airing in 2001, each episode methodically walks the captivated audience through the complete background and investigation of well-publicized acts of extreme violence. Shot in sumptuously beautiful locations like Paris and The Lake District, the backdrops for the series give the viewer a visceral connection to the crimes that were committed. Episodes explore crimes of passion, gangland murders, serial killers and other types of salacious and shocking crimes. Fans of true crime series get a real treat here, as they are exposed to an insider's view of the crimes, rather than a highly-stylized Hollywood version of what really happened.