DCI Banks

DCI Banks (Stephen Tompkinson) is faced with an old enemy as the gritty drama returns for a fifth series...

When a drug dealer’s body is found at a shrine to a young suicide victim, Banks is initially baffled by a string of different leads. However, his investigation soon takes him to the posh house of an old adversary, Steve Richards (Shaun Dooley), a man who apparently hides his criminal empire behind a respectable façade.

Banks loathes Richards because he once mounted a double murder case against him, which collapsed. This time, Banks is determined to get his man – but will he let his emotions cloud his judgement?

There’s a real energy about this opening episode and Stephen Tompkinson is on top form as the grumbling Banks.