Meet the cast of DCI Banks

Here’s who’s who in the fifth series of the popular detective drama

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Detective drama DCI Banks is back – and the new series is set to be the grittiest yet as Banks and his team pit their skills against a ruthless adversary who will stop at nothing to escape justice. Find out more about the cast below…

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Stephen Tompkinson

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Who does he play? If you don’t know the answer to that, you must be a Banks newbie. Tompkinson is the main man, tenacious ex-Scotland yard copper Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. This series he’ll face an unexpected challenge from within as well an old foe. 

Where do I recognise him from? He played vet Danny Trevanion in Wild at Heart and has also appeared in Ballykissangel, Truckers and the sitcom Trollied.


Caroline Catz

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Who does she play? DI Helen Morton who appears to have her eyes on Banks’s job.

Where do I recognise her from? Catz loves the role of a cop ­– she’s played an officer of the law in Murder in Suburbia, The Vice and The Bill. Fans of Doc Martin will recognise her as Louisa Glasson.


Andrea Lowe

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Who does she play? DS Annie Cabbot, Banks’ colleague and former love interest.

Where do I recognise her from? She played Lucy in miniseries Love Life, guest starred in two episodes of The Tudors as a fictional mistress of Henry VIII, and appeared in medical drama Monroe.


Samuel Anderson

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Who does he play? The likeable Vince, the newest member of Banks’s investigative team.

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Where do I recognise him from? He played teacher Danny Pink in the eighth season of Doctor Who and has also appeared in Emmerdale, Gavin & Stacey and Trollied.