DCI Banks (2010–2016)
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Innocent Graves: Part 1 

The strangling of a wealthy financier's 16-year-old daughter unearths a complex web of lies and secrets for Banks to solve.


Mat King


Peter Robinson (novel), Andrew Payne | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Tompkinson ... DCI Alan Banks
Caroline Catz ... DI Helen Morton
Lorraine Burroughs ... DS Winsome Jackman
Jack Deam ... DC Ken Blackstone
Nicholas Sidi ... CS McLaughlin (as Nick Sidi)
James Callis ... Owen Pierce
Derek Riddell ... Simon Harris
Tim Dutton ... Daniel Clayton
Charlotte Emmerson Charlotte Emmerson ... Sophie Clayton
Diana Hardcastle ... Defence Barrister Vizard
Chris Overton ... Tyler Judd
Alice Henley ... Maddy Phillips
Iain Robertson ... Glen Painter
Alan McKenna ... Dr. Burns
Richard Cole Richard Cole ... Dr. Glendinning


Teenager Ellie Clayton is strangled on her way home from rehearsing a play with her drama group. A witness saw a blue car near the murder scene and next day a young man torches a blue car. Simon Harris,business partner of Ellie's Internet entrepreneur father Daniel,tells Banks he believes Ellie had a boyfriend unknown to the family though her friend Becca disputes this. Owen Pierce,director of the theatre group is arrested. His alibi is unreliable and a former girlfriend claims he is rough and possessive though Owen points the police to ex-group member Tyler Judd - the boy who burned the car. However Pierce is charged with murder and appears in court but a clever barrister highlights procedural errors and he is discharged. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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10 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

What we have here is a rather realistic case. We start with a sixteen-year-old being murdered after she has attended an acting class. Her teacher is a charismatic character who has played fast and loose with his relationships with his students. After a witness statement, this man is arrested and brought to trial. His smugness and evasion leads to this trial. He flat out lies to Banks and the investigators. But there is something unfortunate that takes place. We also know a nasty young man torched his car. Is the teacher guilty?

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7 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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