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S1-E5 Cold Is the Grave - Part One

S1-E5 Cold Is the Grave - Part One

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One character tonight gives our hero the nickname “Angry Alan”. Fair enough (he’s got a temper that could strip wallpaper), but the irony is that Banks is on his best behaviour, nipping down to London to run a personal errand for the Chief Super. He’s on the hunt for his boss’s daughter, who has gone AWOL just before her A-levels. But there’s something not quite right about the whole thing. And how, if at all, does it connect with an armed carjacking? We won’t find out until next week but Banks’s corrupt, shades-of-grey world is always a gripping place to spend an hour.


Part one of two. The detective is drawn into the criminal underworld of Soho when he reluctantly accepts an unofficial request from Chief Superintendent Rydell to find his missing daughter. Meanwhile, an armed robbery in Eastvale turns into a murder investigation after the perpetrator is found dead in his home and when a battered body is found in a local nightclub, the identity of the victim leads Banks and Cabbot to a devastating realisation about both cases.

Cast & Crew

DCI Banks Stephen Tompkinson
DS Annie Cabbot Andrea Lowe
DS Winsome Jackman Lorraine Burroughs
DC Ken Blackstone Jack Deam
CS Rydell Colin Tierney
Rosalind Anna Wilson-Jones
Ruth Walker Ellie Jacob
Niall Gilbert Andonis Anthony
Barry Clough Terence Maynard
Emily Rydell Scarlett Patterson
Tony Grimes James Boyland
Brownlow Ross Boatman
Charlie McKay Sam Chapman
Brian Hurley Adam Leese
Judy Gemma Hepworth
Night porter Paddy Fletcher
DS Rickert Ross Armstrong
Crash-scene uniform Scott Dyet
Diner manager Samuel Anderson
Director Marek Losey
Executive Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Francis Hopkinson
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Writer Robert Murphy
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