The story of Sir Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer.
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Series cast summary:
...  Alec Jeffreys 2 episodes, 2015
...  Sue Jeffreys 2 episodes, 2015
...  DCS David Baker 2 episodes, 2015
...  DI Alan Madden 2 episodes, 2015
...  DC Taran Kholi 2 episodes, 2015
...  DS Geoff Taylor 2 episodes, 2015
...  DCC Chapman 2 episodes, 2015
...  Vicky Wilson 2 episodes, 2015
Tobias Burton-Rudge ...  Gavin Hopkirk 2 episodes, 2015
...  Tania Patel 2 episodes, 2015
...  Sidney Jeffreys 2 episodes, 2015
Ged Simmons ...  Eddie Eastwood 2 episodes, 2015
Shirley Dixon ...  Joan Jeffreys 2 episodes, 2015
...  Kath Eastwood 2 episodes, 2015
...  Barbara Ashworth 2 episodes, 2015
Jessica Woods ...  Carole Pitchfork 2 episodes, 2015
...  Robin Ashworth 2 episodes, 2015
...  Mr. Hopkirk 2 episodes, 2015
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DCS David Baker headed up the investigation into the brutal murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls between 1983 and 1987. Only a few miles away, Dr Alec Jeffreys, was a scientist at Leicester University who, on 10 September 1984, invented a remarkable technique to read each individual's unique DNA fingerprint. When a local teenager admitted to one of the murders but not the other, Baker asked Jeffreys to analyze the DNA evidence left at the crime scenes. Both men were shocked to discover that the teenager was innocent, his confession false. DCS Baker then took the extraordinarily brave step to launch the world's first ever DNA manhunt, testing over five thousand local men to track down the killer. Written by dvd

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The outside shots of the Leicester police station were filmed at the pharmaceutical company Sanofi's site in Dagenham. See more »

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Code of a Killer - genetic fingerprinting
11 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Great historical account of the forensic tool used so extensively today. Really enjoyed finding how this was used in the murder investigation. Sir Alec Jeffreys was knighted for this scientific discovery. Only thing I don't understand is why it was not worthy of a Nobel Prize.


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