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DCI Banks

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Title: 

    Series 4 - What Will Survive (pt2)
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 11 Mar 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 11 2015 : Sat 07 Mar - Fri 13 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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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 2 – What Will Survive (part 2)
 
The team are dismayed to discover that an arson attack at the Osgood’s house has injured Michael and killed his autistic son, Robbie. Helen and Annie collar the local lad who was bullying Robbie – Gary McCready. The investigation into the murder of Katrin Vesik and her missing sister, Annika, continues. They are intrigued when the body of an older man who died of natural causes is found buried near Katrin’s grave.
 
When Ken brings new evidence about the fire to light, Banks presses Michael for further information. Suspecting Jason McCready may have abducted Annika, Banks discovers a shocking secret that he has been keeping. Jason is arrested and questioned over the discovery, the dead man and the murder of Katrin, which he flatly denies. Forensics prove Jason transported Katrin’s body. But does this mean that he is the murderer? Banks makes a moving speech at his mother’s funeral, where he shares a bonding moment with both Annie and his father.