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Friend of the Devil - Part One
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Do we watch crime dramas from a need to see the darkest horrors played out on screen? If so, the Banks saga doesn’t disappoint.
In tonight’s opening scene we see a terribly scarred, paralysed young woman in a wheelchair pushed up a bleak hill to have her throat cut. At which point you may decide that a swift pint is more the thing. But stick around, because grim as it is, the story unfolds well, as Banks (Stephen Tompkinson) pursues his usual pit-bull-in-a-tea-shop approach of angrily accusing one suspect after another of murder.
What thickens the plot is that he’s on the case of a student raped and strangled in a back alley, while Annie (Andrea Lowe) investigates the moorland killing. We know their two cases will turn out to be linked, but we don’t know how.
Part one of two. Cabbot investigates when a woman is found murdered on the moors. As the identity of the victim is established, it becomes apparent any number of suspects may have had a reason to want her dead. Meanwhile, Banks is called in when the body of a teenage girl is discovered in a storage room down an alleyway. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star.
Cast & Crew
DS Annie Cabbot
DS Winsome Jackman
DC Ken Blackstone
DC Kevin Templeton
Dr Elizabeth Waring
Sarah Beck Mather
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