David Threlfall cast for two-part ITV drama ‘Code of a Killer’



(Shameless) has been cast in brand new drama, .

The two-part series tells the extraordinary true story of Alec Jeffreys’ discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by Detective David Baker (Threlfall) in catching a double murderer.

’s Director of Drama, Steve November, said: “ is a gripping real life story which uncovers how DNA fingerprinting was discovered and helped the police crack a particularly difficult murder investigation. It’s a story that devastated the families of the two young schoolgirls and will be handled sensitively and respectfully by .”

Executive Producer, Simon Heath, added: “ will be a testament to the pioneering science of Alec Jeffreys and how, with David Baker’s foresight and determination, it brought justice for two grieving families, changing the course of modern criminal investigation forever.”

is produced by (Line of Duty), and will begin shooting in September.

Watch a recent drama trailer below.


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