DCI Banks (2010–2016)
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Aftermath: Part 1 

A police officer is killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. When DCI Alan Banks is called to investigate the grisly scene, he discovers it's the home of a serial rapist and murderer.


James Hawes


Peter Robinson (novel), Robert Murphy




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Dolan ... Maggie Forrest
Sian Breckin Sian Breckin ... PC Janet Taylor
Michael Keogh ... PC Dennis Morrisey
Charlotte Riley ... Lucy Payne
Samuel Roukin ... Marcus Payne
Matt Chapman Matt Chapman ... Paramedic
Stephen Tompkinson ... DCI Alan Banks
Lorraine Burroughs ... DS Winsome Jackman
Jack Deam ... DC Ken Blackstone
Barry Sloane ... Jackie Wray
Justine Adams Justine Adams ... ICU Nurse
Helen Lord Helen Lord ... Zoey Shop Assistant
Hannah Orr Hannah Orr ... Leanne Wray
Colin Tierney ... Chief Supt Gerry Rydell
Andrea Lowe ... DS Annie Cabbot


Two police officers are called to an apparent domestic where they find Lucy Payne unconscious. Investigating a noise in the cellar they are attacked by her husband Marcus, who kills one of them with a machete before the other, Janet Taylor, knocks him out and he is arrested. D.C.I. Alan Banks comes to the house and finds the corpses of four missing blonde girls, though there is no sign of Leanne Wray, who also disappeared. The case is hampered when, due to an interfering hospital doctor perturbed that Janet put Payne in a coma, Alan is shadowed by annoying D.S. Annie Cabbot from the Professional Standards Department. Lucy, a frequent victim of her husband's violence, cannot help trace Leanne, being unaware that her husband was a mass killer and also unaware that he was having sex with Maggie, the concerned neighbour who wanted her to leave him and who called the police to the Paynes' house. After a chilly first meeting Annie suggests to Alan that they have a drink together and he ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The Lucy Payne and Marcus Payne characters Are loosely Based on serial killers Fred and Rosemary West See more »


When Marcus Payne is lying in the hospital bed his chest is clearly hairy, but when we see him shirtless in a flashback his chest is hairless. See more »

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Aftermath: Part 1
9 January 2021 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The episode started out great. More Luther than Line of Duty.

Two police officers go down a cellar when they hear a noise. One of them is attacked by a machete and dies. Inside the cellar are the dead bodies of four young girls.

They have been raped and mutilated. DCI Banks investigates as he needs to find one girl who girl in the vicinity who has recently gone missing.

Lucy Payne is the wife of Marcus, the man suspected of killing these girls and killing the policeman. Lucy was regularly beaten up by her husband. Marcus is in intensive care after being physically restrained by the other policewoman.

The surgeon treating Marcus is concerned about the extent of the injuries he received.

Unfortunately once DS Annie Cabbot from the Professional Standards Department shadows Banks, the episode steers off course.

It is hard to fathom given the seriousness of the crimes, a policeman hacked to death, one girl still missing that the Standards department would take such a heavy handed approach. At one point Cabbot even messes up the crime scene.

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Release Date:

27 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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