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Bancroft 

A dark thriller surrounding Elizabeth Bancroft, a senior detective with explosive secrets.
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Parish ...  Elizabeth Bancroft 7 episodes, 2017-2020
Ryan McKen ...  Daanish Kamara 6 episodes, 2017-2020
Adam Long ...  Joe Bancroft 7 episodes, 2017-2020
Lee Boardman ...  George Morris / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrian Edmondson ...  Cliff Walker / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2020
Charles Babalola ...  Andy Bevan / ... 6 episodes, 2017-2020
Faye Marsay ...  Katherine Stevens 4 episodes, 2017
Anjli Mohindra ...  Zaheera Kamara 4 episodes, 2017
Mark Preston ...  Policeman 4 episodes, 2017
Amara Karan ...  Anya Karim 4 episodes, 2017
Art Malik ...  Alan Taheeri 4 episodes, 2017
Shameem Ahmad ...  Mrs. Kamara / ... 4 episodes, 2017-2020
David Avery ...  DSU Jake Harper / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Jacqueline Boatswain ...  Chief Constable Frances Holland / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Charlotte Hope ...  Annabel Connors 3 episodes, 2020
James Quinn ...  DS Richard Potter / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Tom Wells ...  Adam Mullen 3 episodes, 2020
Steve Evets ...  Len Dorman 3 episodes, 2017
Lily Sacofsky Lily Sacofsky ...  Laura Fraser 3 episodes, 2017
Yemisi Oyinloye ...  DC Sally Reed 2 episodes, 2020
Jane Hamer Jane Hamer ...  CID Officer 3 episodes, 2017
Izaan Haq Izaan Haq ...  Rahid Kamara / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Samantha Jones Samantha Jones ...  Young Bancroft 3 episodes, 2017
James Parris James Parris ...  Young Fraser / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Grant Crookes Grant Crookes ...  Police Officer 1 episode, 2020
Paul Bown Paul Bown ...  Michael Connors 2 episodes, 2020
Graham Butler Graham Butler ...  Harry Walker 2 episodes, 2020
Dominic Doughty Dominic Doughty ...  Martin Mullen 2 episodes, 2020
Paul Adeyefa ...  Lee Parkers / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Francesca Annis ...  Carol Bancroft 2 episodes, 2020
Linus Roache ...  Tim Fraser 2 episodes, 2017
Neil Ashton ...  DS Jim Stuart 2 episodes, 2017
Amit Dhut ...  Athif Kamara 2 episodes, 2017
Mark Anthony Dawson Mark Anthony Dawson ...  Armed police / ... 1 episode, 2017-2020
Kenneth Cranham ...  Charlie Baverstock / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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Bancroft, a brilliant copper has given her life to the police force. Consequently, she's trusted and adored by her colleagues and promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent looks assured. Bancroft runs an operation to bring down the pernicious and vicious Kamara gang. She adopts dubious methods, but the most violent brother, Athif, rules the local town with an iron fist, so it's hard not to applaud her actions. Written by ITV

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This mini-series was originally scheduled to be broadcast on the ITV Encore television channel in 2018. However, problems with another ITV mini-series, Hatton Garden (2019), caused the broadcaster to bring forward the broadcast of Bancroft to December 2017 to replace the other series. See more »

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Referenced in Granada Reports: 11 February 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

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Dark and powerful drama.
21 December 2017 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I read that this show was switched from ITV Encore to mainstream ITV, and on paper it has all the makings of a quality drama. It certainly has its good points, it's a strong script, it has some really strong production values, and most of all Sarah Parish is commanding from start to finish, dare I say she stands head and shoulders above everyone, and gives a truly strong performance.

I'm not shocked to read through some of the negative reviews, I can see how it could have not appealed to some, the ending was a little bit of a non event, but I'm sure the door is open for a second series. The character of Bancroft is intriguing, arguably the most manipulative woman on screen in 2017, was there anyone she didn't use to cover her tracks?

Strong performances from Faye Marsay and Amara Karan also, it was somehow missing a little something, not sure I can see Lee Boardman as a Police Man, he has to be a bad guy, but all in all I think Bancroft was quite gripping. 7/10


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Release Date:

11 December 2017 (UK) See more »

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