Cold Is the Grave - Part Two

Series 1 - Episode 6 Cold Is the Grave - Part Two

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Review

Those of us who didn’t grab the remote in time at the end of the previous episode will have seen the trail to this one, a trail that revealed too much. Why try to persuade us to watch a subsequent programme by revealing the things that will make it worth watching?

Never mind, it still is worth watching, as DCI Banks always is, grimly enjoyable, as our hero tries to unpick the events surrounding a girl’s death. The plot takes uncomfortable turns and Banks, you won’t be amazed to hear, gets emotional when questioning suspects: “We’re gonna blitz the lot of them till someone cracks!” he barks. Has he ever done it any other way?

Summary

Part two of two. A surveillance operation establishes a clear link between the murders of Charles McKay and Barry Clough and the subsequent investigation takes a number of alarming twists before uncovering a conspiracy pointing to one of the team being an informer. As Banks pushes all the suspects hard, the case threatens to undermine his integrity as an officer and brings his relationship with Cabbot to breaking point.

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
McLaughlin Nick Sidi
Dr Glendinning Richard Cole
Surveillance officer Manjeet Mann
Judy Gemma Hepworth
Director Marek Losey
Executive Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Francis Hopkinson
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Writer Robert Murphy
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