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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 ‘tells’ and tell-tale signs that ultimately unraveled theirdeception and led to their capture and incarceration.

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

#1 - Fred Talbot

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Season 3 - Episode 3

When arrested for historic sexual offences, TV weatherman Fred Talbot tried to hide the truth in police interviews. His repeated response of ‘no comment’ speaks volumes.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 0 votes.

#2 - Harold Shipman

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Season 3 - Episode 4

Harold Shipman was a much-loved doctor. Millions watched the GP speaking on TV discussing the benefits of care, not knowing he'd already killed dozens of patients.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 0 votes.

#3 - Scott Peterson

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Season 3 - Episode 10

When Laci Peterson went missing, her husband claimed he last saw her before he went fishing - but his secret mistress exposed his lies. Experts examine his behaviour.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 0 votes.

#4 - Christopher Halliwell

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Season 4 - Episode 4

Christopher Halliwell is known to have killed two young women. Experts analyse his police interviews to assess whether he is responsible for more unsolved disappearances.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 0 votes.

#5 - Michael Lane

6.00

Season 3 - Episode 6

Shana Grice was murdered after being stalked by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Lane. He denied involvement, but experts examine police videos to determine the truth.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 1 votes.

#6 - Jeremy Bamber

6.50

Season 4 - Episode 2

In 1985, Jeremy Bamber shot his parents, his sister and her twin sons. He protested his innocence - what do his messages from prison reveal?

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 2 votes.

#7 - John Tanner & Paul Dyson

6.67

Season 2 - Episode 5

The case of John Tanner, who took part in a police reconstruction when his fiancee vanished. Plus, Paul Dyson whose TV plea for his missing lover raised suspicions. Series examining the phenomenon of criminal cases where people publically feign innocence about a crime they have committed, shedding crocodile tears in the process.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 3 votes.

#8 - Shafilea Ahmed & Gordon Wardell

7.00

Season 2 - Episode 3

The murder of building society manager Carol Wardell in September 1994, by her husband Gordon. Plus, the `honour killing' of 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed in September 2003, suffocated by her parents Iftikhar and Farzana.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 3 votes.

#9 - Oscar Pistorius

7.00

Season 2 - Episode 4

The case of paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead in 2013. He claimed it was an accident, but there were suspicions he was falsifying evidence.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 3 votes.

#10 - Ben Butler & Jennie Gray

7.00

Season 3 - Episode 7

In a rage, Ben Butler killed his young daughter, Ellie, but along with his wife faked a 999 call and protested innocence. Experts analyse their interviews.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 2 votes.

#11 - Nathan Matthews & Shauna Hoare
7.00
Season 3 - Episode 8

When 16-year-old Becky Watts vanished without trace suspicions fell on her step-brother and his partner. Experts analyse police interviews for clues.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 2 votes.

#12 - Aram Kurd
7.00
Season 4 - Episode 6

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 2 votes.

#13 - The Grenfell Conman
7.50
Season 4 - Episode 1

Examining the shocking cases where perpetrators have tried to feign innocence, deceiving the police and the public on missing persons and murder crimes they committed.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 2 votes.

#14 - Tracie Andrews & Mike Gifford-Hul
7.60
Season 2 - Episode 2

The case of Tracie Andrews, whose 1996 road rage attack killed her lover Lee Harvey. Plus, Hampshire businessman Mike Gifford-Hull's TV plea for his missing wife Farsi that hid the true facts of her disappearance.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 5 votes.

#15 - Ian Huntley
7.67
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 #5 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 6 votes.

#16 - Levi Bellfield
7.67
Season 3 - Episode 1

Levi Bellfield. Levi Bellfield denied his connection to a series of murders and rapes, but videotaped police interviews tell a different story. Experts spot the giveaway signs.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 3 votes.

#17 - Chris Parker
7.67
Season 3 - Episode 2

Experts analyse a man’s deception following the Manchester Arena terror attack. Police tapes expose a man who murdered his wife and hid her body in the freezer.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 3 votes.

#18 - Karen Matthews & Stuart Hazell
7.80
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 #8 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 5 votes.

#19 - Fadi Nasri & Miles Evans
8.00
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 #9 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 1 votes.

#20 - Neil Entwistle
8.00
Season 4 - Episode 5

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Faking It: Tears of a Crime from 2 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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