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Code of a Killer 2015

  • 2015-04-13T13:00:00-07:00
  • ITV
  • 2015-04-06T00:00:00-07:00
  • 90 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • Drama, Crime
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.

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From a slow start in episode 1, it built into (I think) quite a good ending. I definitely was happy I persevered and watched the second half. It takes the history of the forensic use of DNA fingerprints, and puts it into an enjoyable docu-drama, simplifying the science to a point anyone can understand.

I should add, I'm not into who-dunnits, so it's not my normal viewing fare...

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