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S5-E5 Undertow - Part One

S5-E5 Undertow - Part One

Catch Up


Banks is a man possessed. At the best of times, he has a way of pursuing criminals like an avenging ghoul, all anger and snarling and spittle. And now, after events in that rainy alleyway last week, he’s more stark-faced and hollow-eyed than ever.

Around him, the team struggle to remain professional while their boss pursues what soon becomes a personal crusade. Helen (Caroline Catz) is her usual calm self. Ken (Jack Deam) bumbles along and does his best. Annie (Andrea Lowe) urges them all on. But in the background lurks that shifty developer (the excellent Shaun Dooley) and as far as Banks is concerned, he has a lot to answer for.


Part one of two. The team tries to find out who was responsible for the brutal stabbing of a fellow officer, but their dogged police work is thwarted when it is proven that their main suspect is not to blame. Meanwhile, as Chief Superintendent Anderson puts pressure on Helen to close the case, Banks becomes certain that one man is the perpetrator, but when his obsession sends him over the edge, Anderson questions if he is up to the job. Crime drama, starring Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz.

Cast & Crew

DCI Banks Stephen Tompkinson
DS Annie Cabbot Andrea Lowe
DI Helen Morton Caroline Catz
DC Ken Blackstone Jack Deam
DC Vince Grady Samuel Anderson
Chief Supt Colin Anderson Shaun Dingwall
Arthur Banks Keith Barron
Steve Richards Shaun Dooley
Tamsin Richards Maimie McCoy
Malik Nadir Ace Bhatti
David Hornby Edward MacLiam
Dr Justin Wallace John Bowler
Stuart Colvin Patrick O'Kane
Anthony Tinsley Mark Beswick
Cal Hutton David Maybrick
Faisal Khan Naveed Choudhry
Jason Parr Ed Kear
Michael Woods David Hartley
Paula Yardley Lisa Allen
Spiky Paramedic Eleri Jones
Architect Jonathan Markwood
Isla Ophelia Campbell
Director Mark Brozel
Executive Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Radford Neville
Producer Anne-Louise Russell
Writer Paul Logue
Writer Peter Robinson
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