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Bancroft (ITV Encore 2017, Sarah Parish, Linus Roache)



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Ruthless and courageous, DCI Elizabeth Bancroft (Sarah Parish) is a brilliant copper. She 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 is running 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.

Faye Marsay takes on the role of DS Katherine Stevens, an ambitious fast-tracked recruit. When Katherine is assigned to a particular cold case, she unwittingly disturbs the ghosts of the past and what she unearths shakes Bancroft to her core.

Filmed in Bolton and the North West. Bancroft is the first commission from the ITVS drama label, Tall Story Pictures, founded by drama producers Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield.

Sarah Parish as DCI Elizabeth Bancroft
Linus Roache as Tim Frazer
Faye Marsay as DS Katherine Stevens
Amara Karan
Adrian Edmondson
Art Malik
Kenneth Cranham
Adam Long
Lee Boardman
Steve Evets

key behind the scenes crew
Kate Brooke as Creator / Writer / Executive Producer
Phil Collinson as Producer
John Hayes as Director
Francis Hopkinson as Executive Producer
show type
crime thriller
1 season with four episodes in total

broadcast from
In production for broadcast late 2017

network and production companies
ITV Encore – Tall Story Pictures