To Burn in Every Drop of Blood - Part One

Series 5 - Episode 1 To Burn in Every Drop of Blood - Part One



A suspect glares at DCI Alan Banks: “You’re so angry… you’ve got this lump of anger right here.” I’ll say. Banks must be the most furious cop on television.

As a fifth series begins, you’d think he might have reason to smile, with a nice girlfriend and the possibility of a social life, but oh no. Banks once again does his barely suppressed incandescent-bull snort as he ploughs through lowlifes and confronts a piece of property-developing scum. But then property developers are always scum in detective dramas.

Banks (Stephen Tompkinson) is investigating the murder of a man who has had his head beaten in at the shrine to a young woman who killed herself in deep woodland.

With his little team, Banks examines the dead man’s background, which takes them to grotty pubs and even grottier blocks of flats. It’s a workmanlike story as Banks snarls and settles scores.


Part one of two. When the victim of a frenzied attack is found in the woods, the team initially wonders whether it is random or related to the location - a shrine to a local girl who recently committed suicide there. However, Banks has a theory of his own. Crime drama, starring Stephen Tompkinson.

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
Steve Richards Shaun Dooley
Tamsin Richards Maimie McCoy
Kat Richards Rosie Sheehy
Malik Nadir Ace Bhatti
Dr Justin Wallace John Bowler
Jess McAllistair Shereen Martin
Nathan Horsley Paul Adeyefa
Damon Horsley Darragh Mortell
Alice Finn Clare Calbraith
Kyle Finn Freddie Watkins
Charlie Franklin Emmanuel Ighodaro
Brendon Haddon Mark Noble
Ahmet Christopher Sciueref
Director Robert Quinn
Executive Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Radford Neville
Producer Anne-Louise Russell
Writer Nick Hicks-Beach
Writer Peter Robinson
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