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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Stephen Tompkinson ...
 DCI Alan Banks (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 DC Ken Blackstone (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 DS Annie Cabbot (28 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 DI Helen Morton (24 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 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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27 September 2010 (UK)  »

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The character DI Helen Morton (Caroline Catz) does not appear in Peter Robinson's original novels. She was introduced in Series 3 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 Cabbot's return in Series 4. See more »

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Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #2.4 (2014) See more »

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Excellent Series
24 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy DCI Banks having read quite a few of the novels. Peter Robinson is a Canadian though he divides his time between Toronto and Yorkshire. For people who think Thompkinson is miscast I would say that there is nothing in concrete that an actor has to be exactly as described in a book. I think he's great in the role. I have only two quibbles about the series. I wish Banks and Cabbott would either get it on or leave it alone. All they ever do is sexually dither with each other and it's getting boring at this point because it has been going on for so long. No one ever mentions their age difference of course. I mean he must be nearly old enough to be her Dad but in television land that gets swept aside.Secondly I don't think Caroline Catz adds much to the program. All I can see is Doc Martin standing there with Portwen in the distance. I'm afraid Caroline has been typecast past a point. For some reason they have also decided to make her look old and harsh with that vampire lipstick and all black clothing.


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