“Cold is the Grave” is a two part story concerning a robbery, a murder and the missing daughter of a police chief. Going outside of regulations, Alan helps his boss to find the errant Emily, who has slipped away from boarding school. Something is wrong, but there is nothing the parents can legally do apart from ask a friend to find out more.
DCI Banks tracks her down in London, all the while ignoring calls from Annie, who has had to take the lead on a murder investigation in his absence. Emily has a number of surprises up her sleeve when Alan finally picks up the trail and a messy family history ultimately involves the whole force in a web of deceit, betrayal and violence.
A grand Shakespearian-inspired tragedy with high drama involving opportunistic thieves, drug dealers, bodyguards, luxury hotels, family secrets, topless modelling, inappropriate liaisons and blackmail.
The DCI Banks series is based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Set in Northern England, the sagas take a look at the gritty end of police work where ambition, human weakness and politics stand between DCI Banks and the justice that the perpetrators deserve.
DCI Banks – “Cold is the Grave” Season 2 Episode 5 airs on Friday 14th October 2011 at 9pm on ITV.
DCI Banks – “Cold is the Grave” Season 2 Episode 6 airs on Friday 21st October 2011 at 9pm on ITV.
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
Cold is the Grave
Scarlett Patterson as Emily Rydell
Terence Maynard as Barry Clough
Ann Wilson-Jones as Ruth Rydell
Ellie Jacob as Ruth Walker
Andonis Anthony as Niall Gilbert
Adam Leese as Brian Hurley
Ross Armstrong as PC Rickert
Ross Boatman as DI Richard Brownlow
James Boyland as Tony Grimes
Sam Chapman as Charlie McKay
Left Bank Pictures
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Directors: Paul Whittington, Bill Anderson, Marek Losey
Executive Producer: Andy Harries & Francis Hopkinson
Adaptation: Robert Murphy