‘Code of a Killer’ ITV Cast List and Series News: John Simm and David Threlfall Star in New 2015 Crime Drama

Code of a Killer ITV cast list, plus air date, trailer and filming location details – 2015 ITV drama series starring actors John Simm and David Threlfall.

When does Code of a Killer start on ITV?

ITV have now officially released the air date and time for Code of a Killer, with episode 1 set to broadcast on Monday 6 April 2015 at 9:00pm. Catch-up will be available later via ITV Player. You can view the full trailer for this new two-part series below.

Pictured above: Actor John Simm.

Introduction and Plot

Actors John Simm and David Threlfall head the cast of ITV’s brand new 2015 crime drama, Code of a Killer.

Set in the 1980’s, this two-part series is based on the real-life story of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the revolutionary British geneticist who transformed police forensic investigations when he developed the techniques of DNA fingerprinting. In one of the biggest contributions ever made to the world of criminal investigation, this science is now used by police forces all around the world.

Code of a Killer will recreate this amazing discovery and show how, in the hands of Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker, it was first used to catch a double murderer.

David Threlfall will be playing the part of DCS David Baker, who during the mid-eighties, led the investigation into the brutal murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls.

Meanwhile, John Simm takes on the role of Dr Alec Jeffreys as he, just a short distance away at Leicester University, was busy working on a technique capable of reading anyone’s unique DNA fingerprint.

Pictured above: Actor David Threlfall.

Early ‘Code of a Killer’ ITV Cast List

Character Name – Actor/Actress

Professor Alec Jeffreys – John Simm (PreyIntrudersThe Village, Mad Dogs, Doctor Who, Life on Mars, The Lakes, State of Play, Exile, Men of the World, The Devil’s Whore, The Locksmith, Human Traffic, Sex Traffic, 24 Hour Party People)

DCS David Baker – David Threlfall (Shameless, Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, The Ark, What Remains, Men of the World, Nowhere Boy)

DI Alan Madden – Lorcan Cranitch (Penny Dreadful, 1916 Seachtar na Cásca, The Palace, Ballykissangel)

Joy Blakefield – Siobhan Redmond (Between The Lines, Holby City, The Smoking Room, Nina and the Neurons Go Eco!)

DCC Chapman – Robert Glenister (Law & Order: UK, Hustle, Spooks, The Great Train Robbery)

Sue Jeffreys – Anna Madeley (Mr Selfridge, Utopia, Sense & Sensibility, The Royal)

DC Taran Kholi – Jaz Deol (Restless Dust)

DS Geoff Taylor – Andrew Tiernan (The Driver, The Great Fire, Prisoners Wives, In a Land of Plenty)

Kath Eastwood – Hannah Walters (Whitechapel, This Is England ’86)

Eddie Eastwood – Ged Simons (Downton Abbey)

Lynda Mann – Jessica Hargreaves

Dawn Ashworth – Emma Lundy

Susan Mann – Lucy Carless

Barbara Ashworth – Dorothy Atkinson (Call The Midwife)

Robin Ashworth – Neil Edmond (Spy, Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, Citizen Khan, Miranda)

Also starring:

Lydia Rose Bewley (Plebs, Drifters, The Inbetweeners Movie)


Code of a Killer Trailer

Filming Locations – Where was Code of a Killer filmed for ITV?

Starting in late-September of 2014, filming for Code of a Killer took place over seven weeks at locations in the cities of London and Leicester. According to the Leicester Mercury, some scenes were filmed inside the University of Leicester’s Adrian Building, with cast shooting in the very same laboratory Sir Alec Jeffreys used to make his game-changing discovery all those years ago. The Professor himself was on set to help out with the shows production, so expect to see a historically and scientifically accurate account of just how his discovery was made.