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In a storm of publicity, the local teenager's released and the world's introduced to the idea of forensic DNA. But in the villages of Narborough and Enderby there's a real sense of fear: there's a murderer in their midst.


James Strong




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Simm ... Alec Jeffreys
Anna Madeley ... Sue Jeffreys
David Threlfall ... DCS David Baker
Lorcan Cranitch ... DI Alan Madden
Robert Glenister ... DCC Chapman
Farzana Dua Elahe ... Tania Patel
Jaz Deol ... DC Taran Kholi
Andrew Tiernan ... DS Geoff Taylor
Tobias Burton-Rudge Tobias Burton-Rudge ... Gavin Hopkirk
Lydia Rose Bewley ... Vicky Wilson
Dorothy Atkinson ... Barbara Ashworth
Paul Copley ... Sidney Jeffreys
Shirley Dixon ... Joan Jeffreys
Siobhan Redmond ... Joy Blakefield
Esther Coles ... Mrs. Pascoe


As Baker explains to the press why Hopkirk was released Jeffreys becomes a reluctant celebrity - though not popular with the police, who believed they had their killer. The trail goes cold until Baker has an idea, based on a previous case and proposes to Jeffreys the mass testing of 5,000 local men between 15 and 34 to match their DNA with that found on the victims. Chapman is sceptical, suggesting objections and civil servant Joy Blakefield questions the cost, half a million, though support comes from an unlikely source, prime minister Thatcher. The testing goes ahead though there is resistance in the community until the bereaved Mrs Ashworth speaks out. Ultimately the killer is trapped when, in accordance with one of Chapman's objections, he attempts to persuade a friend to take his place at the testing and the deception is exposed - heralding a new age in police detection. Written by don @ minifie-1

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13 April 2015 (UK) See more »

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