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Faking It: Tears of a Crime

Faking It: Tears of a Crime

Investigation Discovery 2017

These criminals not only thought they'd got away with it, but used the nationalpress and media to portray themselves as grieving victims.Whether thrust into the limelight or fame hungry attention seekers, they all sharedone thing: their public deception led to their demise. The signs were in front of us,but how do you spot a criminal?In this exclusive ID series, a crack team of three experts - body language, voice andpsychology - analyse iconic TV appeals by those who claimed to be grief strickenbut turned out to be the perpetrators.By dissecting the lies of these crying criminals frame-by-frame they will reveal thefascinating physiological โ€˜tellsโ€™ and tell-tale signs that ultimately unraveled theirdeception and led to their capture and incarceration.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Faking It: Tears of a Crime

#1 - Darren Vickers


Season 3 - Episode 5

Eight-year-old Jamie Lavis was on the bus Darren Vickers was driving before he disappeared. Vickers joined the hunt and spoke on TV โ€“ but was hiding an awful truth.

The episode was rated from 1 votes.

#2 - Justin Barber


Season 3 - Episode 9

When April Barber was murdered at a remote beauty spot, her husband said he tried to stop the killer and even appealed for help on TV. Experts analyse his deception.

The episode was rated from 1 votes.

#3 - Carl Beech


Season 4 - Episode 3

One man's claims about a VIP paedophile ring threatened to destroy the reputation of some of Britain's most powerful people. But, was he telling the truth?

The episode was rated from 1 votes.

#4 - Mitchell Quy & The Philpotts


Season 1 - Episode 2

The disappearance of a young mother. Feeling under pressure, her husband invited a TV crew to clear his name, while experts analysed his statements for tell-tale signs of deception. Part 2 details the horrific story of The Philpotts. On 11 May 2012, the family's home in Allenton, Derby, was seriously damaged by fire at around 4am. Five children who had been asleep upstairs โ€” all died at the scene, while their half-brother died in hospital three days later.

The episode was rated from 5 votes.

#5 - Ian Stewart


Season 2 - Episode 6

The murder of best-selling author Helen Bailey by her partner Ian Stewart, who had earlier helped volunteers in her search. The 51-year-old's body was eventually found dumped in a cesspit beneath the garage of her ยฃ1.5million home in Royston, Hertfordshire, alongside that of her dog in July 2016. She had been drugged and suffocated.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

#6 - Fadi Nasri & Miles Evans
Season 2 - Episode 7

The cases of Miles Evans and Fadi Nasri. Evans murdered his nine-year-old stepdaughter Zoe in 1997, but before her body was recovered he sat alongside her mother in an appeal for the public's help in finding her. In 2006, Nasri asked for help in finding the person behind a fatal knife attack on his wife Nisha, though in reality had hired two men to perform the killing to claim her life insurance.

The episode was rated from 1 votes.
#7 - Neil Entwistle
Season 4 - Episode 5

The episode was rated from 2 votes.
#8 - Craig Savage
Season 4 - Episode 7

The episode was rated from 2 votes.
#9 - Karen Matthews & Stuart Hazell
Season 1 - Episode 1

Part 1 recounts the disappearance of Shannon Matthews in February 2008. After several emotional appeals by her mother Karen for Sharon's safe return, the country looked on in disbelief when Karen confessed to a Police Officer that it was all an elaborate hoax. Part 2 of the show focuses on schoolgirl killer Stuart Hazell who appeared tearful and distraught following the disappearance of 12-year-old Tia Sharp in August 2012.

The episode was rated from 5 votes.
#10 - Ian Huntley
Season 2 - Episode 1

The murder of Cambridgeshire 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002. Experts study media interviews of their killer, Ian Huntley, to expose his lies.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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