Code of A Killer

Code of A Killer

DVD - 2017
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Follows a detective and a scientist as they struggle to become the first people to convict a murderer based on DNA profiling techniques. 3 episodes.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] :, Acorn,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 140 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, stereo, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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callig
Mar 26, 2019

For americans and canadians, conditioned to movies with explosions, violence, dramatic larger-than-life characters and confrontations this british 3 part series/movie will probably be hopelessly dull.
For everybody else, bloody well done.

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westcoast11
Sep 04, 2018

Check it out. Based on a true story.
Informative and entertaining, without gruesome or violent scenes.

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Nooksack20
Jun 28, 2018

Fine dramatization of an historical event that changed the way law enforcement investigates ongoing and cold cases. Highly recommended.

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Shellie1_us
May 24, 2018

I remember the first time DNA was used in case in the small city I lived in back in the late eighties. The man had kidnapped, raped and killed a girl he had been stalking. The DNA sealed his fate on death row. Really enjoyed this police show that gives the background on how DNA was discovered and then used in the legal system. First against deadbeat parents and, then criminals.does a good job of explaining the science without being dull. Excellent police show on a serial rapist/murderer. Amazing how the one policeman refused to give up. It took him years to prove his case, but he gave justice to their families.

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idamama2
Feb 25, 2018

one of the best movies in every way possible.
I loved every single minute of this series.

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writermab
Jan 24, 2018

excellent recounting of discovering the DNA process now used for so many things.....

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CaptainHecto
Jan 11, 2018

The opening ten minutes are as strong as any police procedural I've seen, and the script, which is drawn from true events, develops well from there, as parallel stories are gradually brought together. Excellent acting by John Simm, David Threfall and a stellar ensemble cast. Don't miss it.

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taviwan
Jan 06, 2018

A well-done three-series movie about DNA fingerprinting for first time crime investigation.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jan 05, 2018

Well-done show about the first use of DNA in criminal investigation by the police to convict a serial killer. There is some suspense, but understated acting by John Simm as Alec Jeffrey (later to be knighted, Sir Alec Jeffrey) and David Threlfall as lead investigator David Baker and a thoughtful script feel just right. It may feel a little long but today's standards, but hits all the right notes imho.

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PippaS
Dec 21, 2017

Exceptionally good.

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