We went to see the Forensics show at the Wellcome Collection last week. It looked fascinating. I bet it was. But, like most shows featuring old documents, everything was too dark and too small for an old person like me to read. I know they have to keep things dark to preserve the documents but I don't understand why they can't blow things up and stick them alongside the originals.
So the only two things I really enjoyed were this brilliant Pathe film - Science Fights Crime (watch until at least 1:20 to discover how to deal with a man rushing at your throat, it's surprisingly straightforward) - and a section on The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. These are tiny models of crime scenes, designed to train detectives, but they're accessible for the hard of seeing because of the extraordinary photography of Corinne May Botz.
It reminded me how powerful models can be, they're frozen moments, they imply worlds, they're so much more compelling than stories. That's possibly why they're also a bit creepy. You get some of that from this BBC4 show about Dolls' Houses.
Must try and do more.