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From the director of Broadchurch and the producers of Line of Duty comes “an interesting insight into one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in recent history” (The Independent, UK). Code of a Killer tells the fascinating true story of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its introductory use by police to catch a double murderer in the 1980s. When the trail goes cold on the homicides of two teenage girls, Detective David Baker (David Threlfall, Shameless, Ripper Street) contacts Dr. Alec Jeffreys (John Simm, Life on Mars), who has made headlines with his groundbreaking DNA research. Together they attempt what has never been done before—to solve a crime through DNA profiling. Facing public opposition and lack of funding, Baker and Jeffreys conduct the world’s first “DNA manhunt” to find the girls’ murderer and stop a serial killer in his tracks. This riveting miniseries also stars Anna Madeley (The Crown, Mr. Selfridge), Andrew Tiernan (300), Lydia Rose Bewley (The Royals), Farzana Dua Elahe (The Hundred-Foot Journey), and Robert Glenister (Hustle, Close to the Enemy).

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Description

From the director of Broadchurch and the producers of Line of Duty comes “an interesting insight into one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in recent history” (The Independent, UK). Code of a Killer tells the fascinating true story of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its introductory use by police to catch a double murderer in the 1980s. When the trail goes cold on the homicides of two teenage girls, Detective David Baker (David Threlfall, Shameless, Ripper Street) contacts Dr. Alec Jeffreys (John Simm, Life on Mars), who has made headlines with his groundbreaking DNA research. Together they attempt what has never been done before—to solve a crime through DNA profiling. Facing public opposition and lack of funding, Baker and Jeffreys conduct the world’s first “DNA manhunt” to find the girls’ murderer and stop a serial killer in his tracks. This riveting miniseries also stars Anna Madeley (The Crown, Mr. Selfridge), Andrew Tiernan (300), Lydia Rose Bewley (The Royals), Farzana Dua Elahe (The Hundred-Foot Journey), and Robert Glenister (Hustle, Close to the Enemy).

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    When 15-year-old Lynda Mann turns up murdered, DCS David Baker leads the investigation to search for her killer but struggles to find any worthwhile leads in the difficult case. Meanwhile, scientist Alec Jeffreys works tirelessly to make a breakthrough in DNA research.

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    • 45 Minutes

    When 15-year-old Lynda Mann turns up murdered, DCS David Baker leads the investigation to search for her killer but struggles to find any worthwhile leads in the difficult case. Meanwhile, scientist Alec Jeffreys works tirelessly to make a breakthrough in DNA research.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    The murder of another teenage girl killed in similar circumstances reignites the search for Lynda’s killer. After an arrest and a dubious confession, David approaches Alec and asks for his help on the case.

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    • 45 Minutes

    The murder of another teenage girl killed in similar circumstances reignites the search for Lynda’s killer. After an arrest and a dubious confession, David approaches Alec and asks for his help on the case.

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    • CC
    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    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.

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    • 43 Minutes

    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.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Behind the Scenes

    The real-life Dr. Alec Jeffreys and Detective David Baker join the cast and crew to talk about how the series was made.

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    • 27 Minutes

    The real-life Dr. Alec Jeffreys and Detective David Baker join the cast and crew to talk about how the series was made.

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    • 27 Minutes
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