Ok so not quite Hollywood, but we’re on British TV! On 6th April there is a new 2 part crime drama airing which is called Code of a Killer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zd1HzWl96Y). This tells the story of how Alec Jeffrey’s discovery of DNA fingerprinting helped solve the killings of two teenagers in Leicestershire. As many of you will know, Alec Jeffreys was a professor of genetics here at the University of Leicester and it is here that he made this famous discovery, therefore much of the series was filmed at the university. It was rather exciting for me when I turned up to university for the day and there were tons of white vans lined up outside, cameras set up near the Rattray lecture theatre and David Threlfall and John Simm were casually standing nearby. But even more exciting is that the series will let more people know about one of the universities outstanding discoveries which makes me proud to say I am a Leicester university student. So if you can then I suggest switching your TV on to ITV1 at 9pm on the 6th April and watching Code of a Killer, I know I will be!
About Olivia W
I am Olivia and I study sociology. I am originally from Southampton but now live in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. As well as being sociologically based my blogs will often surround topics such as the music industry, life as an identical twin and my life here at university.