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DCI Banks 

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The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.
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Series cast summary:
Stephen Tompkinson ...  DCI Alan Banks 32 episodes, 2010-2016
Jack Deam ...  DC Ken Blackstone 32 episodes, 2010-2016
Andrea Lowe ...  DS Annie Cabbot 27 episodes, 2010-2016
Caroline Catz ...  DI Helen Morton 24 episodes, 2012-2016
Lorraine Burroughs ...  DS Winsome Jackman 14 episodes, 2010-2012
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The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

27 September 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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DI Helen Morton (Caroline Catz) does not appear in Peter Robinson's original novels. She was introduced in Series 2 as a temporary replacement for DS Annie Cabbot (Andrea Lowe) who took maternity leave because Andrea Lowe was pregnant in real life. She remained even after Annie's return in Series 3. See more »

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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.24 (2017) See more »

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Inconsistent but Enjoyable
11 September 2018 | by ajwhite-99150See all my reviews

This was a show I caught occasionally on PBS, and I liked it enough to track down the whole series (it can be found on Hulu, amongst others).

The first three seasons were excellent. You really get to know the characters and get a feel for the overall pacing and environments. Then it appears the show took a hiatus in 2013, only to return to a somewhat whiney/indecisive Banks, characters you have come to like magically disappearing without a single line of dialog as to where they went, and questionable actions by Annie that often get Helen dressed down about.

I am considering picking up some of the novels the show is based on, just to see if the same things happened there as well. The individual plots throughout the show were all very good, but the characters didn't really develop logically IMHO. Sure, I can be accused of not getting a happy ending for the show, but the forced drama between Alan, Annie, and Helen just didn't seem natural to me. It made me wonder why the writers kept toying with the fans up until the very last episode.

In any case, it was overall a good show that suffered from problems of longevity I suspect. It's only six seasons, so go check it out!


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