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Code of a Killer is based on the extraordinary true story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker in catching a double murderer. The drama focuses on how Jeffreys' science and Baker's investigative vision created the single biggest leap in the history of criminal investigation

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on ITV
1 Season, 3 Episodes
April 6, 2015
Cast: John Simm, Anna Madeley, David Threlfall, Lorcan Cranitch
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  • Possessing what they believe to be the killer's genetic fingerprint, David and Alec initiate the world's first DNA manhunt. But as thousands of samples are tested and costs continue to rise, David worries the operation will be shut down before they can find the killer.

  • With plenty of publicity, the local teenager is released and the world is introduced to DNA fingerprinting for the first time. In the villages of Narborough and Enderby there is a complete sense of fear that a murderer is living amongst them.

  • Drama telling the true story of how a brilliant scientist and a pioneering detective united to create the most significant advance in modern criminal investigation.

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