Wednesday's Child - Part Two

Series 3 - Episode 2 Wednesday's Child - Part Two



A young tearaway, Kyle Heath, is still missing from home, snatched by a couple claiming to be social workers. His feckless mother Katy (Christine Bottomley) is understandably weepy and distraught, though her mood isn’t helped by the cold judgement in the eyes of Det Insp Helen Morton. But Morton (Caroline Catz) has her own domestic problems with a troublemaking son.

It’s a dense, grubby story full of hopeless people trapped in despair, and as Banks (Stephen Tompkinson) and Det Sgt Annie Cabbot (excellent, underrated Andrea Lowe, who’s also in Inspector George Gently on Thursday) dig deeper, they unearth some dirty lies. Everyone, it seems, is up to no good – kids hang out in grotty amusement arcades, mixing with the wrong people, and the adults are exploitative and cruel.


Part two of two. The detective now has a murder inquiry on his hands as the body found on the moors is identified as 11-year-old Andre Petri. With Kyle Heath still missing, Banks divides his team to search for a connection between the cases, and when post-mortem examinations show Andre was killed by a heroin overdose, it appears the two boys are linked by the illegal drug trade. Starring Stephen Tompkinson, with Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz, Christine Bottomley and John Lightbody.

Cast & Crew

DCI Banks Stephen Tompkinson
DS Annie Cabbot Andrea Lowe
DI Helen Morton Caroline Catz
DC Ken Blackstone Jack Deam
Katy Heath Christine Bottomley
Chivers Geoff Bell
Paul Cain John Lightbody
Chelsea Rebecca Calder
Kyle Heath Oliver Woollford
Mark Campbell Rick Warden
Steven Morton Matthew Newman
Mrs Petri Gabriela Romanov
Angela Petri Olivia Popica
Andre Petri Marcus Willcock
Pathologist Laura Richmond
Arcade attendant Sushil Chudasama
Adapted By Robert Murphy
Director Bill Eagles
Executive Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Gabriel Silver
Executive Producer Robert Murphy
Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Writer Peter Robinson
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