DCI BANKS: STRANGE AFFAIR
UK / ITV1 Network / 2×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Wednesday 10 October – Wednesday 17 October 2012 @ 9.00pm
Writer: Robert Murphy / Director: Tim Fywell
Series: DCI Banks
Season 2 Episode 1
With DS Annie Cabbot pregnant and due to start her maternity leave, DCI Alan Banks is feeling low, until a mysterious phone message leads him to Harrogate to search for his estranged younger brother, Roy.
Meanwhile, at the scene of the murder of a young woman found in her car near Eastvale, Banks’ team are introduced to DI Helen Morton, drafted to cover Annie’s imminent departure. Uncomfortable working as part of a team and often tactless, Helen quickly alienates her new colleagues.
Matters are made worse when the team discover DCI Banks’ name and address in the pocket of the victim, Jennifer Lewis, and unable to locate him, Helen speculates that their boss could be a suspect in the case. Unaware that his team are searching for him, Banks begins to delve into the life of his brother, and soon uncovers questionable business transactions and associates, as well as an angry fiancée and an affair.
Could Banks’ brother be the killer his team are searching for?
Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Banks
Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbot
Caroline Catz as DI Helen Morton
Lorraine Burroughs as DS Winsome Jackman
Jack Deam as DC Ken Blackstone
Nick Sidi as CS McLaughlin
Keith Barron as Arthur Banks
David Westhead as Gareth Lambert
Eve Matheson as Elise Lambert
Lucy Briers as Dr Janet Lucas
Lisa Kay as Corinne
Alan Park as Roy Banks
Vicky Hall as Linda
Alan McKenna as Dr Burns
Matt Lanigan as Michael Morton
David Westbrook as Malcolm Farlow
Dermot Daly as Soco
William Fox as Search team leader
Jay Sajjid as Petrol station attendant
Frances Tither as Receptionist
Moey Hassan as Taxi driver