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DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.
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Series cast summary:
John Hannah ...  DI Jack Cloth / ... 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Suranne Jones ...  DI Anne Oldman / ... 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Navin Chowdhry ...  DC Asap Qureshi 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Adrian Bower ...  DC Des Hairihan 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  ACC Tom Boss 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Daisy Beaumont ...  Dr. Natasha Sachet 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Todd Carty ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2012-2013
Karen Gillan ...  Kerry Newblood 2 episodes, 2014
Tony Pitts ...  Bullock 2 episodes, 2013
Montserrat Lombard ...  Blue 2 episodes, 2014
Callum Dixon ...  Tumbler 2 episodes, 2013
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ...  Animal 2 episodes, 2013
Anna Chancellor ...  Hope Goodgirl 2 episodes, 2013
Marc Small Marc Small ...  Chugger 2 episodes, 2013
Joanna Roth Joanna Roth ...  Deborah Something 2 episodes, 2014
Kate Fleetwood ...  Kate Cloth 2 episodes, 2012
Elizabeth Bromby Elizabeth Bromby ...  PC Cardboard Cutout 2 episodes, 2012
Raquel Cassidy ...  Clare Hawkchurch 2 episodes, 2012
Ben Bishop ...  Twitch 2 episodes, 2013
Adrian Dunbar ...  Damien Vull 2 episodes, 2014
Barbara Drennan ...  Jill 2 episodes, 2014
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Andy Preacherman 2 episodes, 2012
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Darren Crossway 2 episodes, 2012
Brian Peck ...  Albert Stafford 2 episodes, 2012
Jeany Spark ...  Gemma 2 episodes, 2012
Adam Tandy ...  Robin Stork 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Stephen Dillane ...  Macratty 2 episodes, 2013
Katarina Cas ...  Katya 2 episodes, 2013
Elliot Levey ...  Aiden Hawkchurch 2 episodes, 2012
Emma Campbell-Jones ...  Gavina Duntish 2 episodes, 2012
Tommy Vine Tommy Vine ...  Nigel 2 episodes, 2013
Adam Englander Adam Englander ...  Tiger 2 episodes, 2013
Laura Swift ...  Oldman Double 2 episodes, 2012
Jessie Morell Jessie Morell ...  Ivy Branch 2 episodes, 2014
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DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 August 2012 (UK) See more »

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Pusztító páros See more »

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Zeppotron See more »
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The title is a parody of A Touch of Frost (1992). "Touching cloth" is a slang description of being in dire need to defecate and the faeces is in contact with underwear. See more »

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An admirable attempt at cop spoofery.
31 August 2012 | by ianrevueSee all my reviews

Unlike radeburger2000 I am actually going to criticise this show, not rant about how bad it is without explaining why. He says he can't write a good, funny movie; he can't write a good, insightful review either.

First of all A Touch of Cloth was not 10/10, as other reviewers have said, nor was it 1/10. It was a mix of some superb jokes, some good ones, and some duds. When you watch it remember, do not take it seriously. I found it did such a good job of LOOKING like a cop drama a part of me was trying to take it seriously, forgetting that this was just supposed to be silly and fun no matter how serious it was trying to seem.

I would say the pacing of the jokes was too quick at some points, barely giving one a chance to process one joke before another comes. Also the number of visual gags, some of which you might miss first time, are numerous. You CAN have too much of a good thing but overall I found the jokes more satisfying than not.

I wouldn't say it felt as natural as films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Naked gun, which it shares similarities with, sometimes appearing a bit smug in its knowledge of the subject it was parodying.

BUT as I said, overall I found it satisfying with more jokes hitting than not. The actors did a good job and like I said, it looks like a very convincing cop drama. I just hope they don't overload the next reported episodes and give the jokes a chance to breath


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