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)
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 DC Ken Blackstone (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 DS Annie Cabbot (27 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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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 Cabbot's return in Series 3. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.30 (2011) See more »

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Incredibly predictable
19 January 2013 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I've only watched two of the episodes so far but I won't be watching more. The characters are shallow, predictable, and unbelievable. I assumed that given the quality actors involved this would be an exciting new series, instead, it's like a rerun of every police/bad guy plot rolled into one.

I mean seriously, a depressed midlife crisis Chief, an ambitious hard charging woman detective trying to make her mark, a superintendent who rants and raves but can't control them? And to top it off, no matter what the situation or how dangerous it gets, they never call for backup? Where have I seen this before...maybe in the last 100 detective shows on TV in the last ten years.


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