A Little Bit of Heart - Part One

Series 5 - Episode 3 A Little Bit of Heart - Part One

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Review

Banks and sometime girlfriend DS Cabot (or Alan and Annie, if you prefer) are still pining for each other. They share the odd late-night phone call when their respective partners are away and Annie disobeys his orders in a manner that no other DS could get away with.

We have a sure sense of where all this might be heading but nothing happens fast in this drama. The two of them have spent entire series before now in will-they-won’t-they limbo and because the cast chemistry works, it always strings us along nicely.

Work-wise they have a kidnapping to deal with: a Chinese businessman who opposed local protection gangs has been snatched. And he may not be as saintly as everyone says.

Summary

Part one of two. The search for Xun Li, a missing devoted husband and father who has a successful property business, soon escalates into a kidnap and ransom case. However, with the perpetrators cleverly staying one step ahead of the police, it becomes clear that they are not dealing with average criminals. When it appears that the case is closed, Banks and the team are are faced with an unexpected turn of events. Crime drama, starring Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz and Jack Deam.

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
Steve Richards Shaun Dooley
Tamsin Richards Maimie McCoy
Rachel Li Lucy Gaskell
Xun Li David KS Tse
Chang Li Orion Lee
Bo Li Michael Phong Le
Wei Li Naomi Christie
Mark Rundle David McCreedy
Lilly Rundle Alice May Feetham
Christine Farinelli Maya Sondhi
Tess Collinson Susan Cookson
Wendy Xiao Stacy Liu
Sgt Henshaw Dean Williamson
Isla Ophelia Campbell
Director Craig Pickles
Executive Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Radford Neville
Producer Anne-Louise Russell
Writer Nick Hicks-Beach
Writer Peter Robinson
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