Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot in thrilling crime stories. The Yorkshire countryside provides a striking and contrasting backdrop to these stories based on the Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson.
When DCI Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother Roy, he drops everything to find him, just as new recruit DI Helen Morton finds evidence linking Banks to the body of a murder victim. With his brother dead, Banks and his family struggle to come to terms with his murder, whilst Helen must now re-examine her own assumptions as she launches a double murder enquiry.
“Dry Bones That Dream”
DCI Alan Banks and DI Helen Morton must learn to reconcile their conflicting policing styles and personalities whilst trying to unravel the increasingly puzzling murder of a local accountant who has been leading a secret double life. Banks is tempted by an offer from Pamela Jeffries, as he becomes increasingly obsessed with understanding Keith Rothwell, just as Helen finds herself in danger as she closes in on Rothwell’s killer.
October 12 (airs at 10:30 instead of 10:00)
When a teenage schoolgirl is found strangled, Banks and his team quickly identify their prime suspect. But the closer Banks seemingly moves towards a conviction, the more the course of the investigation distances him from Helen. Adamant that the collapse of his trial proves nothing, Banks is determined to prove the case against Owen Pierce before Ellie Clayton’s killer has the chance to strike again…but are his instincts right?
October 19 (airs at 10:30 instead of 10:00)
When a man and a woman claiming to be social workers come to Katy Heath’s house and tell her that they need to take away her son Kyle, Katy complies. But when they fail to return her son and are unknown by social services, DCI Alan Banks is quickly drawn into a full-scale search for the missing boy.
October 26 (airs at 10:30 instead of 10:00)
“Piece of My Heart”
When investigative journalist Matt Barber is found dead in a holiday chalet in a remote village, Banks and his team are initially confronted by an overwhelming number of leads. As Banks identifies a connection between Barber and a mysterious death in the 1980s revolving around the surviving members of cult rock band ‘The Crystal Kiss’, he must begin to unpick decades of lies.