BBC’s The Body Farm Episode Four

‘…No, no, no, we need to get the body back to farm as quick as we can for autopsy…’

Autopsy?  Where were we supposed to be this week?  Chicago?  Texas?

DI Hale – the only peripatetic, locum DI on the telly – remains the only cop at the rioting open prison, the only cop present at interviews…

The botanist on the team was taking blood from a suspect?  Another case of ‘Give me your arm’ over ‘Let’s locate the xylem and phloem’ straining credulity in the world of the multi-purpose Body Farm forensics.

This week’s product placements: Fairtrade Divine Chocolate Bars, HP laptops.

Also this week: Dr Eve tells Hale she’s just here to do the science bit and it’s all up to him to find Tess the suspect.  Oh the irony in that line…

6 thoughts on “BBC’s The Body Farm Episode Four

  1. Bill Kitson

    Surely, Rhian, the Body Farm staff are helping police economise. With them on the case police don’t need to employ detectives. In this recession, they are also dispensing with pathologists, forensic labs, undertakers, mortuary assistants and this has got to be laudible practice.
    Taking this on to the next series, we could see them doubling up as prosecution counsel, judge, jury members and later still – prison officers!

  2. Norman

    Rhian-I have a terrible cough and your witty demolitions of The Body Farm have me struggling to breathe. The 20% cuts at the BBC could start on this load of rubbish.

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