The FBI Files Episode Guide

Episode Guide

The FBI Files: Season 7 (2004 - 2007)

  • Season 7 Episode 18: Final Takedown

    The authorities conclude their year-long search for gang leader James Springette when they manage to capture him in Medellin, Colombia

  • Season 7 Episode 17: Bad Company

    The bureau teams up with police to launch a complex operation to catch a violent gang of thieves which specialises in targeting armoured cars

  • Season 7 Episode 16: Sniper at Home

    When a man arrives at the home of his mother, he realizes the car parked in front has a broken window. After he enters the house he finds the lifeless body of his mother.

  • Season 7 Episode 15: Ivy League Murders

    When a pair of lecturers are found murdered at their home in New Hampshire, detectives are baffled when there is no sign of forced entry and neighbours confirm their popularity

  • Season 7 Episode 14: Independence Day Breakout

    A chance to look behind the scenes at the Bureau's crime laboratory, as the scientists try to catch seven dangerous criminals who escaped from a high-security prison in New Mexico in 1987

  • Season 7 Episode 13: Robin the Hood

    The story of notorious bank robber Byron Chubbuck, who escaped from New Mexico State Penitentiary in 2000, and almost immediately began stealing again

  • Season 7 Episode 12: Stolen Identity

    The bureau investigates an attack on an 80-year-old woman who has been found barely conscious in an abandoned van beneath the body of her murdered son

  • Season 7 Episode 11: Brothers Betrayed

    A murder witness is killed shortly after testifying in court, and the Puerto Rico governor suspects it is the work of corrupt police officers

  • Season 7 Episode 10: Crackdown

    The bureau struggles to contain the escalating violence which ensues when the home of a man who reported local drug dealers to the police is firebombed by gang members

  • Season 7 Episode 9: Operation Seaload

    The agents come into possession of new evidence leading them to believe the Medellin cartel is involved in trafficking heroin and cocaine

  • Season 7 Episode 8: Deadly Payout

    The bureau investigates when a hotel casino maid discovers that a newly delivered copy machine is actually a bomb

  • Season 7 Episode 7: Death of a Diplomat

    The case of the 1976 car bombing of Washington DC's Embassy Row that claimed the lives a former Chilean ambassador to America and his assistant. During the investigation, it became apparent that a foreign government ordered the attack

  • Season 7 Episode 6: Terror for Sale

    A look at the Organised Drug Enforcement Task Force's investigation into the heroin and cocaine operations of Chicago street gang El Rukn in the 1980s

  • Season 7 Episode 5: Rebellion in Paradise

    The bureau investigate a gang known as the Macheteros, who claim responsibility for an attack on 18 unarmed servicemen travelling near San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Season 7 Episode 4: The Shootlist

    Before his arrest in 1994, the bank robber known as the Shootist performed more than 50 robberies across the states of California, Texas and Washington. This programme details how FBI agents were able to bring him to justice

  • Season 7 Episode 3: The Great Philly Mob War

    Using informants and high-tech surveillance, the FBI infiltrates a mob family in Philadelphia who are on the brink of a civil war. The agents need to find a way to bring down the organisation before internal disputes lead to innocent casualties

  • Season 7 Episode 2: Dangerous Cause

    Documentary examining how FBI agents found themselves racing against time to put a stop to the activities of the FALN, a terrorist group that staged a brutal bombing campaign in major American cities in the 1970s and 1980s

  • Season 7 Episode 1: Voice of Terror

    The Bureau's quest to identify members of terrorist group Omega 7, whose crimes include bombings and assassinations, including that of Cuban refugee leader Eulalio Jose Negrin

The FBI Files: Season 6 (2003 - 2005)

The FBI Files: Season 5 (2002 - 2003)

  • Season 5 Episode 18: Deadly Influence

    FBI agents discover the bodies of three drug dealers floating in a river and begin to suspect they may have been murdered by a group of corrupt police officers

  • Season 5 Episode 17: Fateful Crossing

    When an officer dies in the line of duty, the fraternity of law enforcement bands together to make sure that justice is brought to those responsible.

  • Season 5 Episode 16: Criminal Enterprise

    A California bank heist is linked to a jewellery robbery and kidnap case when the police receive a tip-off two months later

  • Season 5 Episode 15: Broken Trust

    How greed motivated the notorious Prince brothers to kill, firstly for money and then to get rid of those who could have testified against him

  • Season 5 Episode 14: Death Pact

    How investigators came to suspect that the perpetrator of a sophisticated string of Chicago bank robberies could be a policeman

  • Season 5 Episode 13: Fatal Friendship

    A man's wife is kidnapped, and the agents investigating her disappearance become increasingly suspicious of an overly helpful neighbour

  • Season 5 Episode 12: Domestic Terror

    The work of agents who investigate terrorist operations, risking their lives to thwart enemies who are often well-armed and dedicated to their cause

  • Season 5 Episode 11: Dark Woods

    Agents search for a young girl who was kidnapped while on a family camping trip, and hope the culprit's repeated calls to the child's mother can lead them to an arrest

  • Season 5 Episode 10: The Initiation

    FBI agents investigating the murder of a record store employee discover the crime was not motivated by money, and suspect a gang of bikers may have been involved

  • Season 5 Episode 9: Held Hostage

    Agents help police trace an elusive and notorious gang leader who is suspected of committing a series of robberies and kidnappings

  • Season 5 Episode 8: Cruel Revenge

    The case of a girl who was abducted while camping with her family, examining the phone call on the anniversary of her disappearance which led to the culprit's conviction

  • Season 5 Episode 7: Lawless

    How fingerprint evidence and a subsequent FBI investigation led to the capture and conviction of a fleeing suspect who fired at police officers responding to a domestic disturbance

  • Season 5 Episode 6: Tracks of a Killer

    The FBI manhunt launched in 1999 for Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, a Mexican migrant worker who killed his victims close to railway tracks

  • Season 5 Episode 5: Home Invaders

    How two fugitives committed the biggest bank robbery in Wisconsin's history after escaping on their way to court

  • Season 5 Episode 4: High Stakes

    Story of how the Bureau's agents chased an assailant who, after abducting and assaulting a girl at a bus stop, went on the run and left a trail of theft and violence in their wake

  • Season 5 Episode 3: In Pursuit

    What begins as a routine arrest of a man on outstanding warrants turns into a statewide manhunt, as the armed suspect tries to elude police.

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Caught in the Act

    Authorities range from Alabama to Virginia in search of cousins suspected of seven murders, robbery and possession of an arsenal.

  • Season 5 Episode 1: The Price of Greed

    The investigation into an armed robbery in which masked gunmen tied up employees at an armoured truck depot and fled with $18.9million

The FBI Files: Season 4 (2001 - 2003)

  • Season 4 Episode 18: Held for Ransom

    How a fatal FBI shooting ensued when the millionaire father of a kidnap victim attempted to hand over the ransom money demanded for her release

  • Season 4 Episode 17: When Seconds Count

    The story of a deranged killer given the death penalty when the body of a child was found suffocated in a wooden box

  • Season 4 Episode 16: Betrayed

    Experts uncover evidence linking the abduction of a 10-year-old boy to his father's new wife, after the man became suspicious and raised the alarm

  • Season 4 Episode 15: Global Pursuit

    How a man who opened fire at CIA headquarters with an AK-47 assault rifle was brought to book four and a half years later after a $2million reward was offered for his capture

  • Season 4 Episode 14: Without Remorse

    Agents track down Michael Wayne Jackson, a volatile criminal who shot his parole officer dead, painted his face, then went on a deadly crime spree

  • Season 4 Episode 13: The Coffee Shop Murders

    The investigation into a triple homicide which took place at a coffee shop in Washington DC in 1997. The killings were apparently the result of a robbery that went awry - but it was a further two years before a suspect was apprehended

  • Season 4 Episode 12: Evil Intent

    Agents investigate the disappearance of a woman from her Indiana home, and suspect a man from her health club may have abducted her

  • Season 4 Episode 11: Deadly Threat

    The contribution made by agencies in tracking down drug-dealing murderer Jeffrey Matthews after the bombing of a Drug Enforcement Agency building

  • Season 4 Episode 10: Lost Boys

    How stepbrothers responsible for a murder and robbery spree were tracked down in Florida following a TV appeal for information

  • Season 4 Episode 9: Death in the Delta

    The case of a woman who vanished after a night of gambling in Mississippi casinos. Agents initially suspected her millionaire husband of abducting her - until a body was found

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Deadly Secrets

    How offshore bank accounts and almost $2million in insurance money led the police to suspect a man of killing his wife

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Unlawful Flight

    A case in which three prisoners escaped from their prison transport on their way to court, leaving a trail of chaos including an armed carjacking in their wake

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Deadly Heist

    Detectives investigate how a Phoenix security van and its guard disappeared while transporting a large consignment of money

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Vanished

    The wife of a wealthy man from Mississippi goes missing, and the authorities receive an unusual ransom note that provides them with clues to the identity of the kidnapper

  • Season 4 Episode 4: A Family Torn

    When the body of a missing 11-year-old girl washes up on a sandbar, the police take a closer look at her uncle's conflicting stories.

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Small Town Terror

    Agents attempt to track down the killers of an elderly couple in a small Ohio community, and face a race against time to catch them before they strike again

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Hidden Agenda

    Following the trail of bank robbers who leave bombs at the scene of their crimes, leading investigators to believe they are motivated by something other than just money

  • Season 4 Episode 1: The Search for Lisa Renee

    Agents discover a sordid trail of drugs, hit men and murder as they attempt to solve the kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl

The FBI Files: Season 3 (2000 - 2001)

  • Season 3 Episode 18: The C-11 Squad

    NYPD officers and federal agents form a task force to dismantle New York's drug gangs

  • Season 3 Episode 17: No Remorse

    When the body of a suspected drug courier is found burning in an alley, FBI agents and local police uncover a crime ring run by a ruthless drug lord.

  • Season 3 Episode 16: Hunter's Target

    A hunting accident turns sinister when an informant links a teenager's death to a man willing to kill for money

  • Season 3 Episode 15: Manhunt

    A prisoner breaks free from jail, prompting a multi-agency manhunt following a trail of burglaries, kidnappings and car thefts

  • Season 3 Episode 14: Under Fire

    Officers investigate when an armoured car robbery leaves three guards dead and another critically wounded, and it soon emerges heavily armed terrorists are to blame

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Backstage Murder

    The FBI sets up a sting operation to stop the criminal actions of an entertainment industry giant after a TV producer is gunned down.

  • Season 3 Episode 12: Deadly Stranger

    Documentary following the Bureau as they begin a cross-country search for a man who uses his apparent charm and generosity to target women for attacks

  • Season 3 Episode 11: Silent Strike

    The disappearance of an armoured van suggests professional crooks are at work - but two of the perpetrators are discovered to be former law enforcement personnel

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Temple of Fear

    A cult member betrays the leader to the FBI following the discovery of a decapitated young male, and is able to link him with dozens of other murders

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Deadly Business

    Agents investigating the death of a New York petrol station mogul infiltrate the crime ring responsible and discover a Mafia world of brutality and murder

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Millionaire Murder

    The case of a businessman who flew to Florida to make a million-dollar deal but was never seen again, and the limited evidence and surveillance the FBI had available to find him

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Dishonored

    When a captain fails to report to work, her colleagues become worried, and FBI agents find a red stain outside her home which later disappears.

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Dishonoured

    The FBI are alerted when a female Army officer fails to report for work : and a mysterious bloodstain is found at her home. Her husband soon comes under suspicion of murder because of his violent history, but the investigators find little evidence to implicate him

  • Season 3 Episode 6: The Predator

    When an 8-year-old girl disappears from her Tucson, Ariz., neighborhood, a drifter on parole for child molestation becomes the primary suspect.

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Deadly Trail

    A young woman disappears from a small community, and a massive media campaign proves successful in tracking down a sadistic serial killer

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Terror in Disguise

    FBI agents track down bank robbers and a desperate fugitive who plundered thousands of dollars and started a crime wave

  • Season 3 Episode 3: The First and Kennedy Street Crew

    Street gang members kill two FBI agents and a detective in Washington, D.C.

  • Season 3 Episode 3: First and Kennedy

    When a gang member kills two FBI agents, law enforcement officials in Washington DC vow to bring the whole group and its leader to justice

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Deadly Obsession

    The police call in the FBI when they suspect that a woman's former lover is responsible for her disappearance, but they can't find a body or murder weapon.

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Driven to Kill

    When a 14-year-old runaway is found dead in an Illinois barn, agents track down a trucker who might be responsible for her death and dozens more.

The FBI Files: Season 2 (1999 - 2000)

  • Season 2 Episode 18: 0.22 Calibre Killer

    In 1980, police drew a blank in their investigations into the murders of six black men in Buffalo, finding no connection but the victims' ethnicity and the .22 calibre bullets used to dispatch them. FBI profilers were called in to analyse the perpetrator : a move which paid dividends when a seemingly unrelated incident in Georgia led them straight to the killer

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Cop Killer

    Insight into the Bureau's hunt for a serial killer who targeted police in Washington DC. By April 1995, two officers had been shot while sitting in their patrol cars, and although a suspect was identified it would take months of painstaking nationwide surveillance to bring the culprit to book : but not before he claimed another victim

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Deadly Mission

    The murder of a family in Arkansas, which was revealed to be part of a rising tide of domestic terrorism

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Moving Target

    The hunt for a racially motivated serial killer - a sniper who murdered at least 20 African-American men but left few clues and no witnesses. A countrywide appeal eventually yielded the number of a Kentucky number plate, and led police to white supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin - who promptly escaped custody. He was finally arrested two months later, having made his way to Tampa, Florida

  • Season 2 Episode 14: A Killer Abroad

    Documentary charting efforts to catch a serial killer responsible for the murders of several female victims in Vienna. Local law enforcement agencies had little experience with such a hunt, and called in the FBI to aid in their quest, whose profiling skills soon led to a suspect being identified : a famous German writer who was finally tracked down to his Miami home and brought to justice

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Firefight

    The bloodiest gun battle in the FBI's history, which occurred on April 11, 1986, when agents attempted to apprehend two suspects responsible for a prolonged crime spree

  • Season 2 Episode 12: A Master Plan

    The story of an undercover operation, codenamed 'Safe Bet', which targeted corrupt police officers and their connections with the Chicago Mafia

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Family Secrets

    Insight into the accuracy and applications of DNA testing, highlighted by its use to help solve a kidnap and murder investigation, when a Pennsylvania woman and her infant son disappeared in mysterious circumstances

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Crime Spree

    Insight into how, in 1984, a co-ordinated law enforcement effort brought an end to a couple's crime spree, which had spanned six states and left eight people dead

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Blood Brothers

    The story of the Agofsky brothers, who abducted a banker from his home and forced him to open the vault at his workplace before throwing him off a bridge. It took the FBI five years to gather enough evidence to convict them

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Shattered Shield

    An investigation into corruption in the New Orleans Police Department, where 15 officers were found to have links with known drug lords

  • Season 2 Episode 7: The Dixie Mafia

    When a corrupt local government hinders the investigation of a double murder, the FBI steps in to solve the case.

  • Season 2 Episode 6: A Hunter's Game

    How the Bureau's behavioural science unit secured the conviction of a sex attacker who baffled police by leaving no physical evidence, despite committing a string of assaults on innocent women

  • Season 2 Episode 5: A Stranger in Town

    Local police were stumped by the discovery of a body in their small Pennsylvania town, but with the help of hi-tech forensics the Feds soon identified the female victim and embarked on the long road to catching a serial killer

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Cracking the Cartel

    The case of a boy and his mother who were kidnapped by a vicious drug cartel, and how the FBI prosecuted all the members of the gang through the use of surveillance

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Cat and Mouse

    The investigation into the abduction and murder of two girls in neighbouring South Carolina counties in 1985. The FBI employed a raft of techniques to help capture the potential serial killer, including behaviour profiling and forensic examinations

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Hired Gun

    Behind the scenes of an investigation into the murder of a mother, her severely disabled son and his care worker in Maryland. Larry Horn almost got away with his 'perfect' crime, until the Bureau's hi-tech methods uncovered a complex and far-reaching conspiracy to kill for financial gain

  • Season 2 Episode 1: A Model Killer

    The nationwide manhunt for serial killer Christopher Wilder, who posed as a fashion photographer to lure unsuspecting victims to his Florida estate. As the net closed in, Wilder went on a cross-country rampage, and it was thanks to a TV campaign that he was finally brought to justice

The FBI Files: Season 1 (1998 - 2004)

  • Season 1 Episode 13: The True Story of Mississippi Burning

    The long investigation into the 1964 murder of three civil rights victims, which resulted in the conviction of seven Ku Klux Klansmen three years later

  • Season 1 Episode 12: John Got - Convicted

    How a determined FBI agent brought about the conviction of John Gotti, the homicidal head of the Gambino crime family in New York

  • Season 1 Episode 11: World Trade Centre Bombing

    The hunt for those responsible for the blast that struck the World Trade Centre in 1993, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000. Officers explain how they used chemicals found in the twisted wreckage of a van to trace the bombers

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Murdering Cowboy

    Insight into the manhunt for tracker Claude Dallas, who shot two sheriffs dead before disappearing into the mountains of Idaho. Knowing Dallas could stay hidden indefinitely, the FBI were forced to employ unique tactics and set up a modern-day posse to track him down

  • Season 1 Episode 9: The Unabomber

    How forensic evidence and a crucial tip-off finally led to the conviction of the Unabomber after months of searching in what was the most expensive investigation ever undertaken by the FBI

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Missing - Melissa Brannen

    A man is convicted of abducting a 5-year-old from a Christmas party based on microscopic evidence found in his vehicle.

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Killing Spree

    One surviving victim of a serial killer gives testimony to support the forensic evidence against her attacker, and brings the murderer to justice

  • Season 1 Episode 6: The Crazy Don

    Report on the trial and conviction of New York Mafia boss Vincente Gigante, nicknamed the Oddfather, who was accused of ordering the deaths of seven gangsters and plotting to kill others as revenge for unsanctioned Mob murders

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Deadly Paradise

    A chance discovery leads to the trial of a couple for murder some 11 years after the event : thanks to advances in forensic science. With only the victims' bones to work on, FBI agents had their work cut out tracking down the killer

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Death in Alaska

    Investigation into the sexual assault and murder of a mother and her two daughters. The only evidence at the scene of the crime was a towel, which on examination led to a shocking revelation

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Human Prey

    How the bureau linked five random killings after finding the murder weapon : a unique high-powered rifle. When the mother of one of the victims helped flush out the assassin, it was only a matter of time before investigating officers could prove his guilt through ballistic tests and show that their prime suspect perfectly matched a psychological profile put together by experts

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Above the Law

    How forensic evidence was needed to prosecute a California highway patrolman accused of the rape and murder of an actress he'd stopped for speeding

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Polly Klaas : Kidnapped

    How scientists traced the murderer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, who was snatched from her home during a slumber party by a stranger. Laser technology detected a normally invisible palm print, and fibres collected from the scene were eventually matched to the killer, enabling a conviction

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