DCI Banks (2010–2016)
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Friend of the Devil: Part 1 

A student is attacked in the middle of the city and in another part of Yorkshire a woman has her throat cut, but the two different murders have disturbing similarities.


Bill Anderson


Peter Robinson (novel), Laurence Davey


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Tompkinson ... DCI Alan Banks
Andrea Lowe ... DS Annie Cabbot
Lorraine Burroughs ... DS Winsome Jackman
Jack Deam ... DC Ken Blackstone
Colin Tierney ... Chief Supt Gerry Rydell
Tom Shaw Tom Shaw ... DC Kevin Templeton
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ... Timothy Randall
Di Botcher ... Grace
Gail Burland Gail Burland ... Dina Howarth
Joanna Burnett ... Claire Naylor
Raquel Cassidy ... Dr. Elizabeth Waring
David Corden David Corden ... Gareth Todd
Tim Dantay Tim Dantay ... Geoff Daniels
Claire Eden Claire Eden ... Hotel Receptionist
Michael Maloney ... Malcolm Austin


Whilst Banks investigates the rape and murder of student Hayley Daniels,arresting the shop-keeper,Timothy Randall,in whose store-room she was found,Annie investigates the death of wheelchair-bound,paralyzed Karen Drew,taken by a mystery woman from her care home and slaughtered on the site where,years earlier,serial killers Lucy and Marcus Payne dumped their victims. In fact Karen turns out to have been Lucy Payne,given a new identity on release from prison. Having satisfied himself that Hayley's lecturer lover Martin Austin is innocent he is called to another incident. This time young policeman Kevin Templeton has his throat slashed in a manner identical to Lucy Payne's murder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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30 September 2011 (UK) See more »

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Right after the opening credits, as Banks walks thru the center with the cafe in the background on the right, you can see all of the cafe patrons watching them film this scene, and it even appears one feisty customer took a photo. See more »

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Murder in the Rue Morgue
8 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is an interesting episode because we know who one of the killers is right from the start. Someone we've met before has been destroyed. She is take to a field by a woman and that woman cuts her throat. At about the same time, a pretty young girl who has a bit of a harsh side is found in room off a dark alley. She has been raped and killed. Banks does what he does best. He scatterguns everything. He is so different from many of these British cop show cops. He lets his emotions distract him. He also get involved with women on a superficial level and forgets about good police work. Annie, one of his partners, ambitious and decisive, and also emotional, is a constant foil for him. But she is also quite good. This episode ends with the arrest of a man who they think killed the girl in the alley.

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