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DCI Banks

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Title: 

    Series 4
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 04 Mar 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2015 : Sat 28 Feb - Fri 06 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Series overview
 
A new series of contemporary crime drama DCI Banks returns for a six‐part series starring Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz.
 
Produced by award‐winning indie Left Bank Pictures, the new series will comprise 6 x 60’ original episodes inspired by the books written by acclaimed novelist Peter Robinson. 
 
Stephen Tompkinson reprises his role as DCI Alan Banks with Andrea Lowe (Love Life, Monroe) playing DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin) as DI Helen Morton. Well renowned actors Keith Barron and Polly Hemingway also return as Banks’ parents, Arthur and Ida.
 
With a reputation for delivering credible and emotional crime stories that are firmly rooted in the Yorkshire setting, DCI Banks has become a firm favourite with ITV viewers. This fourth series will feature powerful personal stories for the lead characters, both in their private lives and in their work environment; a deeper exploration of Banks’ relationship with his parents, further complications in Annie and Banks’ on/off romance and a personal crisis that threatens Helen’s career.
 
DCI Banks is produced by Radford Neville (The Game, The Borrowers, Loving Miss Hatto). Radford is also a co‐executive producer alongside Left Bank Pictures Chief Executive, Andy Harries.
 
The series has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama, Steve November and Head of Drama Series, Jane Hudson.
 
 
DCI BANKS
 
 
 
Episode 1
 
What Will Survive When Banks’ suffers a massive personal loss, along with knowledge that Annie is back with her former boyfriend David, he is forced to navigate a complex murder investigation while still grieving.
 
A young Estonian woman is found dead on a piece of wasteground, suspected of being buried alive. As they piece together her movements, the team uncover a world of prostitution and drugs hidden behind a respectable veneer. They discover the murder victim had come to the UK searching for her sister, who went missing recently. No one wants to talk – but they eventually trace her sister’s pimp, who claims to run a legitimate escort business.
 
Helen and Banks make inroads with the prostitutes’ driver and Helen begins to suspect his autistic son might have had something to do with Katrin’s death, but when their house is burned down in a tragic fire Banks and his team begin to uncover an even more disturbing truth.