Gripping crime drama

DCI Banks struggles to cope with the sudden death of his mother, as he investigates the murder of a young Estonian woman and the disappearance of her drug-dependent sister. He must navigate difficult emotional territory when the body of an eminent lawyer is washed up in an underground river and he suspects a member of her grieving family is responsible for her death.

In the third story, the body of a university student is found dumped in a ravine. His friends claim he was a model undergraduate, but officers Annie and Ken soon discover that he had a double life manufacturing ecstasy.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Monday July 20 at 2:55pm

Playing With Fire

A fire on a houseboat leads to the discovery of a charred body. DCI Banks and Annie believe they have uncovered a case of art.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday July 21 at 2:45pm

Friend Of The Devil

Annie arrives at the scene of a murder on Eastvale moor to find a paralysed female in a wheelchair who has had her throat cut.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday July 22 at 2:55pm

Cold Is The Grave

Banks is asked by Superintendent Gerry Rydell to find his missing daughter Emily, and Annie gets lumbered with an armed carjacking and the murder of a small time crook.

Episode 1, Series 2

Thursday July 23 at 2:55pm

Strange Affair

When DCI Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother Roy, he drops everything to find him, just as new recruit DI Helen Morton finds evidence linking Banks to the body…

Episode 2, Series 2

Friday July 24 at 2:55pm

Dry Bones That Dream

DCI Banks and DI Morton must reconcile their policing styles and personalities whilst unraveling the murder of an accountant, who was leading a secret double life.

Episode 2, Series 2

Sunday July 26 at 8:30am

Dry Bones That Dream

DCI Banks and DI Morton must reconcile their policing styles and personalities whilst unraveling the murder of an accountant, who was leading a secret double life.

Episode 3, Series 2

Monday July 27 at 2:55pm

Innocent Graves

When a teenage girl is found strangled, Banks is on the case...even at the expense of his relationship with Helen.

Episode 1, Series 3

Tuesday July 28 at 2:55pm

Wednesday's Child

When the mother of 11 year old Kyle Heath reports him abducted by a man and a woman masquerading as social workers, Banks is drawn into a strange and unsettling search for the missing…

Episode 2, Series 3

Wednesday July 29 at 2:55pm

Piece Of My Heart

When a journalist is found dead at a holiday home in a remote village, Banks and the team find a connection to a death in the 1980s involving the surviving members of a pop band.

Episode 3, Series 3

Thursday July 30 at 2:45pm

Bad Boy

A terrible chain of events is set in motion by the discovery of a loaded gun in a young girl's bedroom, ultimately putting Banks' own daughter in mortal danger.

Episode 1, Series 4

Friday July 31 at 2:40pm

What Will Survive

After Banks suffers a massive personal loss and also discovers that DS Annie Cabbott is back with her former boyfriend, he is forced to navigate a complex murder investigation while…

Episode 2, Series 4

Monday August 3 at 2:35pm


When lawyer Anaan Kamel is found dead, evidence seems to point to former employee Marcus Leyton with whom she was having an affair. But Banks and Helen believe the family are hiding…

Episode 3, Series 4

Tuesday August 4 at 2:35pm


Helen's past comes back to haunt her when an old friend looks to her for help after claiming that he is being framed.

Episode 1, Series 5

Wednesday August 5 at 2:25pm

Dci Banks

When the victim of a frenzied attack is found in woodland, initially the team wonder if it's random or related to the location.

Episode 2, Series 5

Thursday August 6 at 2:30pm

Dci Banks

What starts out as a missing person 's case soon escalates into a kidnap and ransom, a nd it soon becomes clear that they are far from average criminals.


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