DCI Banks season two is divided into a string of two-part stories. The second of these is “Friend of the Devil” – a story of revenge, cover up and lust. When the body of disfigured and immobile woman is discovered on a moor top, DS Annie Cabbott (Andrea Lowe) is unconvinced by the pathologist’s report on the knife wound. A parallel investigation into the rape and murder of a drunk woman in an alleyway gets tangled with the moor murder when a police officer on unofficial duty guarding the scene is killed in a similar manner.
DCI Banks (Stephen Tompkinson) is led astray as the boss dismisses Annie’s suspicions as career ambition. Once a not-so-innocent suspect is excluded as the murderer of Hayley Daniels, the team are back to the drawing board and must uncover the secret that has allowed a predator to evade detection.
Suppressed memories, secret trapdoors, duplicate identities and missing evidence combine to create a dark and compelling two-part story.
Episode four of DCI Banks airs on 7th October 2011 at 9pm on ITV for UK viewers only.
Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Alan Banks
Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbott
Lorraine Burroughs (Lip Service, Identity) as DS Winsome Jackson
Jack Deam (The Street, Shameless) as DC Ken Blackstone
Tom Shaw (Doctors, The Inbetweeners) as DC Kevin Templeton
Colin Tierney (Nowhere Boy, Cracker) as Chief Supt Gerry Rydell
Friend of the Devil
Ian Bartholomew as Timothy Randall
Gail Burland as Dina Howarth
Joanna Burnett as Claire Taylor
Raquel Cassidy as Dr Elizabeth Waring
Tim Dantay as Geoff Daniels
Left Bank Pictures
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Directors: Paul Whittington, Bill Anderson, Marek Losey
Executive Producer: Andy Harries & Francis Hopkinson
Adaptation: Robert Murphy