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

    Wednesday 9th September 10:00am EDT - American Heroes Channel
  • 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 investigates a gang known as the Macheteros, who claims 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

    Thursday 3rd September 9:00am EDT - American Heroes Channel
  • 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)

The FBI Files: Season 4 (2001 - 2003)

The FBI Files: Season 3 (2000 - 2001)

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

    Tomorrow at 2:00pm EDT - WFDCDT4
  • 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

    Tomorrow at 12:00pm EDT - WFDCDT4
  • 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

    The case of five-year-old Melissa Brannen, who was abducted from an early Christmas party in 1989 and never found despite extensive searches throughout her native Virginia

  • 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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