New BBC Radio 4 show about forensic phonetics

Impressionist Rory Bremner explores the role of the human voice in forensic phonetics.

Forensic phonetics – or voice identification – has long been used in legal proceedings to help determine if the voice on a recording is that of the defendant. But with the electronic age enabling the recording and storage of more data than ever before, its role in criminal investigations is changing rapidly and the race is on to “fingerprint the human voice”.

The Race to Fingerprint the Human Voice

Contributors to the show:
Professor Peter French
Professor Hugh McLachlan
Dr Helen Fraser
Dr Kirsty McDougall
Professor Francis Nolan
Erica Thomson

A Terrier production for BBC Radio 4.

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