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Television and radio appearances  

LGC is often asked to participate on TV and Radio. Please find below a selection of our recent appearances:
  • Sky News - 16 January 2013 LGC's Michael Walker discusses food fraud.
  • BBC - February 2013 Michael Walker talks about horsemeat in burgers.
  • BBC - June 2013 LGC laboratories in Fordham feature on a piece about supplement testing.
  • This Morning -  18 April 2013 LGC Forensic Scientist, Tracy Alexander, explains how forensics can be used to find out if a fire was arson or an accident.
  • This Morning - 28 January 2014 LGC Toxicologist, Stephen Kayongo, discusses the relationship between alcohol and drink spiking.
  • This Morning - 30 January 2014 LGC Forensic Scientist, Tracy Alexander, demonstrates how forensics is used to solve cold cases.
  • Radio Key 103 - 11 November 2013 Radio Key 103 reporter, Michelle Livesey, visits an LGC laboratory to see how seized drugs are tested for PMA.
  • 3sat - Claudia Ketteler talks about LGC's testing of 'legal highs'.
  • The Naked Scientist - 24 June 2012 Paul Debenham, Technology & Innovation Director at LGC, provides the answer to The Naked Scientists' Question of the Week, "Could gene therapy be used to cheat a DNA test?"
  • ITV news - 07 June 2013 A look at how LGC scientists investigated a fatal arson attack.
  • The New York Times - 21 September 2012 A look at the vital role played by LGC's laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky in cleaning up sport.
  • Racing UK - 11 October 2013 LGC Scientist Steve Maynard tells Racing UK how LGC's laboratory in Fordham is keeping British racing clean.
  • WKYT - 24 October 2013 LGC's laboratory in Lexington is keeping racing clean in Kentucky.
  • Manoto TV - April 2014 A look at advancements in forensic science in recent years at LGC's headquarters in Teddington.
  • BBC News - 03 October 2014 Lianne Gray discusses the rise in workplace drug testing.
  • Crime and Investigation - June 2015 The story of a forensics cold case from1981.
  • Crime and Investigation - June 2015 The story of a forensics cold case from 1966.
  • BBC World Service - March 2015 How food fraud may be tackled with technology developed for forensics.
  • BBC Radio - June 2015 An undercover investigation reveals a black market for prescription drugs.
  • BBC Scotland Investigates - 5 October 2015 LGC helps investigate the multi-million pound world of the legal high trade.
  • CBBC Operation Ouch! - 1 February 2016 a lighthearted look at how DNA can help in tackling crime.
  • Sky News - 9 May 2016 an explanation of the importance of familial DNA in solving cold cases (click top image to play)
  • S4C and ITV Wales - throughout 2016 our experts have contributed to several episodes of the series Y Ditectif,/Crime Files discussing familial DNA (ITV Wales version), digital forensics (ITV Wales version) and footwear analysis (ITV Wales version).
  • Channel 4 - 1 June 2016 our Firearms and Ballistics team helped Bedfordshire Police with a convction in 24 Hours in police custody.
  • BBC Radio 4, File on 4 - 6 September 2016. Interviewed to discuss continued illegal smuggling of so-called legal highs, despite new UK legislation earlier this year.
  • BBC Stories - 6 September 2016. Our drugs team took part in an interactive, live video interview to discuss changes to UK legislation of NPS and the variety of attempts to smuggle drugs that LGC has witnessed over the years.
  • HeraldLeader podcasts - 25 December 2016. Lorie Bishop, Lab Manager in Lexington, talks about our sports anti-doping expertise and our recent lab expansion. (Text also available here)
  • BBC1 Inside Out - 27 February 2017. Our specialist DNA expertise helped discover whether a military badge found in a French field could help trace a fallen soldier's family.
  • BBC1 Crimewatch - 20 March 2017. Our handwriting analysis expertise was featured as part of ongoing criminal investigations.
  • ITV Cymru Wales, Wales This Week - A year after legal highs were banned in the UK, we contributed analytical expertise to this exposé of the use of synthetic cannabinoids.
  • BBC Radio Cambs - 9 Oct 2017. Michael Walker joined the discussion on the crackdown on food colourings in take-away restaurants.
  • ITV An Hour To Catch A Killer - 12 October 2017. Our forensic casework team were part of an unprecedented and ground-breaking film with Northumbria Police murder detectives.
  • ITV Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine - 19 October 2017. Our drugs analysis expertise helped the documentary-makers lift the lid on the illicit global drugs trade.
  • BBC Breakfast News - 30 October 2017. Following a report into passive smoking in pets, our Specialised Analytical Services team contributed analytical expertise to test for nicotine.
  • Channel 4, Hunted - (broadcast January 2018) - Oliver Thorne provides handwriting analysis expertise in the real-life thriller where people go on the run from a team of expert hunters.
  • BBC Look East - 27 February 2018. Derek Craston and several of our apprentices explained why our RSC-accredited apprenticeship scheme is so important to LGC.
  • BBC Radio Scotland - 15 March 2018 and BBC Radio London - 16 March 2018. Michael Walker provides expertise in a discussion about micro-plastics in bottled water.
  • ITV The Kyle Files - 19 March 2018. Our Specialised Analytical Services team contributed analytical expertise as Jeremy Kyle investigated steroids purchased via the internet.
  • Global Cycling Network, Can you fail a drugs test without taking drugs? - 26 March 2018. Our Informed-Sport team showed GCN around their labs to show the lengths taken when testing sports supplements for banned substances.
  • BBC Radio London - 6 September 2018. Michael Walker talks to Vanessa Feltz following research suggesting a high percentage of meat contains non-labelled species.