23 March 2015
TV Preview: Code of a Killer + Q&A
Monday 30 March, 18:30
at Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
Followed by a Q+A with writer Michael Crompton, executive producer Simon Heath, actors David Threlfall and John Simm
Join us for a preview of ITV’s new drama starring David Threlfall and John Simm, 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.
Code of a Killer focuses on how Jeffreys’ science and Baker’s investigative vision created the single biggest leap in the history of criminal investigation. David Threlfall takes the role of David Baker who between 1983 and 1987 headed up the investigation into the brutal murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth. Only a few miles away, Dr Alec Jeffreys, played by John Simm, was a scientist at Leicester University who, on 10 September 1984, invented a remarkable technique to read each individual’s unique DNA fingerprint.
Made by Line of Duty producers World Productions, Code of a Killer has been written by Michael Crompton (Kidnap & Ransom) with the full knowledge and input of retired Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and former Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker. It’s directed by James Strong (Broadchurch, United), produced by Priscilla Parish (Line of Duty) and executive produced by Simon Heath (Line of Duty, The Great Train Robbery).
Please note, we will be screening the full piece, 2x 72 minute episodes. The Q+A will begin at approximately 9.15pm
With thanks to ITV