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DCI Banks

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  • Last episode S5E6 aired 2016-10-05
    10 months ago
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DCI Banks - S5E6
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aired 2016-10-05 (10 months ago)
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Season: 5 | Episode: 6
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Show Summary

DCI Banks is a British crime drama series based on Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks novels.

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Started: Sep/27/2010
Usually aired on: Wednesday

Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Crime
Country: GB GB

Alternative titles:
  • DCI Banks: Aftermath (Pilot)
  • Inspector Banks (NL)
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  • s05e06
    • 3.00/5
    10 months ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Having been thrust into a dark place from where it looks like there is no coming back, Banks' mission to solve Annie's murder is made all the harder by the fact he has been taken off the case and sent on gardening leave – but that won't stop him. While his old team struggle, Banks operates for the first time on the other side of the law, using his years of experience, wits and wisdom to secure the all-important break-through. It finally looks like Banks has done the impossible and is on the verge of bringing crime boss Steve Richards to justice when the case takes an unexpected twist, sending Banks and the team back to square one. Will Banks be able to come out on top after an explosive confrontation with Richards – he needs to try and begin to rebuild his shattered world.


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  • s05e05
    • 0.00/5
    11 months ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Banks and the team begin the painful job of finding out exactly who was responsible for the incident that has affected all their lives.

    Following dogged police work, they locate and close in on a suspect, only to be thwarted when it's proven there's no way they are to blame. While Chief Superintendent Anderson puts pressure on Helen to reign in Banks and close the case, Banks becomes increasingly certain that this is all down to one man – crime boss Steve Richards. Banks' obsession with nailing Richards sends him over the edge, resulting in Anderson exiling him from the station and making Helen acting DCI in his stead.


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  • s05e04
    • 0.00/5
    11 months ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    The murder of Xun Li hits the team hard. This case is more complicated than they first thought, and it's not necessarily connected to the kidnapping. Given there are no indications of forced entry, all early signs point to Xun knowing his murderer. But Xun was also targeting protection gangs and so their boss, the formidable Wendy Xiao, is a prime suspect. And then there's Xun's property rental business – a disgruntled tenant may have an axe to grind.

    Banks and Annie pay a visit to Xun's brother, Chang and niece Wei at their Chinese restaurant. As Chinese immigrants themselves, Banks imagines them to be prime targets for Wendy Xiao's protection racket so is surprised when Wei has no idea who she is. At the restaurant, Banks also finds Xun's estranged son, Bo, whose alibi is that he was at work the night his father was murdered. Annie talks to Xun's wife, Rachel, who also has a watertight alibi. The mystery deepens further when the autopsy reveals the cling film found wrapped around Xun's head was applied post-mortem.

    Meanwhile, Ken uncovers CCTV footage that identifies a vehicle near Xun's business the night it was vandalised – the same vehicle that he has matched to one of Xun's disgruntled tenants – Mark Rundle.

    Still no closer to cracking the case, that evening Banks cuts a lonely figure at home, with only his father Arthur for company – until Annie turns up and gives Banks a confession he wasn't expecting.

    Banks has a spring in his step as he and Annie question Wei as she turned up at Wendy's. Wei admits that she and her father Chang pay protection money to Wendy. At first they refused, but when all their stock was smashed, they decided to pay like everyone else. Banks wants Wei to give evidence against Wendy, but Wei refuses for fear of repercussions – until Chang steps in, bravely declaring that he's determined to end Wendy's reign of terror.

    Meanwhile Helen is having a tough time at her DCI board interview – not helped by the fact that Chief Superintendent Anderson is leading the interview panel, asking undermining questions in a thinly veiled revenge attack for Helen rebuffing his advances. Despite him pointing out all her apparent flaws, Helen counters Anderson's character assassination and defends herself. However, she can't help feeling that the damage has been done and her chances of making DCI have gone up in smoke.

    Helen goes back to what she does best, uncovering a clue that puts Mark Rundle's car near enough to where Xun was kidnapped to question him again.

    Under questioning, Bo makes an admission. Banks presses him about the night his father was murdered – was he really at hospital working? Bo insists he was – but rather than take his word for it, Banks tasks Ken to find out.

    Having searched Bo's flat, Helen has found something that may be of interest. On Bo's tablet is footage of his father Xun, sent by a friend back in China. The timing is significant because it matches with when Bo told Lilly he had a way of getting Xun to pay up. Helen believes this footage could be important. She tells Banks she will get it translated.

    The net appears to be closing in on Bo but the puzzle remains incomplete and Helen receives surprising news from Chief Superintendent Anderson.

    Banks ponders the footage of Xun found on Bo's tablet, and that is when his eagle-eyes spot an anomaly that slots the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle into place. As he beckons Helen to go with him, Annie receives a call, the person on the phone clearly in a state as Ken witnesses Annie calming them down and promising to be there as soon as she can. As Annie dashes off, Ken offers to go with her, but Annie knows Ken has promised girlfriend Lydia a romantic night in, so declines, reassuring him she'll be OK.

    Back at the station, Banks kicks off a double celebration. As the champagne flows, Annie is in town, meeting someone in a restaurant. But she is being watched by someone else. As she leaves the restaurant, walking past a car where the watcher remains hidden, Annie wanders down an alleyway, leaving an urgent voicemail for Banks – he needs to ring her urgently, she's got big news... and by the way, she loves him.


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  • s05e03
    • 0.00/5
    11 months ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Xun Li, a hard-working and devoted husband, makes a speech at a rally for Lanternlight – a charity supporting Chinese nationals like himself who fled persecution only to find themselves at risk from ruthless protection gangs in the UK. After the rally he finishes some work at his property rental business, calling wife Rachel as he walks to his car to head home – but he never makes it as a masked figure pepper-sprays him, bundles him into a car and speeds off.

    Xun's worried wife Rachel tells them Xun is an asthmatic who left without his medication and all signs point towards a kidnapping - if Banks is right he doesn't want to provoke the perpetrators into doing anything rash.

    Digging into Xun's past reveals a son from his first marriage – Bo and a brother, Chang, who also fled persecution in China. Banks and Annie visit Christine, Xun's head of finance who can't think why he has been targeted and claims to have no knowledge of Xun being under any kind of financial pressure.

    Meanwhile, Helen and Ken visit Xun's brother Chang and niece Wei at the restaurant Xun helped them set up. They explain they came over from China after the death of Chang's wife, An, who died in prison. Helen hears how Chang owes his life to his brother for saving him and Wei.

    Banks and Annie locate Xun's car and all signs indicate Xun was taken by force. The kidnappers finally break cover, texting Rachel their demands: £250,000 in cash if she wants to see him alive.

    The next morning Annie opens the post at Rachel's house to find a specific Bag For Life. Thinking on her feet, Annie gets an identical bag and sends the original off for testing. Rachel is instructed to put the money in the bag. Then, via a text message, she is told where they want her to drive.

    Taken on a roundabout journey including swapping cars, Rachel arrives at a busy shopping centre. Here she's told to look in the boot, where she finds a dozen Bags For Life, identical to the one with the money in. Banks instructs Annie to stay with Rachel's car in case the kidnappers return after the drop to make a getaway while the rest of the team watch, concerned, as Rachel moves around the busy shopping centre, depositing the Bags For Life in different places. Without enough people to observe every bag, the team have no way of knowing which one has the ransom money inside.

    Tracing the car used in the drop draws another frustrating blank – the previous owner has no useful info that could lead to the perpetrators. Recovering in hospital from mild hypothermia, Xun reveals he has no idea who the kidnappers were, but doubts it was the protection gangs because he's still alive. Banks concurs – while in captivity they left him water and food – but more importantly, an inhaler: clearly whoever took him knew about his health problems, which would suggest someone closer to home.

    As Ken looks into Xun's tenants he finds there was a case of carbon monoxide poisoning brought to court by Mark Rundle, the husband of the victim, but the court found in Xun's favour – something that would certainly give Mark motive for revenge. Ken and Helen are tasked with checking it out while Vince reports back on the protection gangs. It seems a local woman, Wendy Xiao, who looks for all intents and purposes like she runs a legitimate dry cleaning business, actually uses it as a front for making money through fear and intimidation. Vince cites a case where Wendy's boyfriend was suspected of suffocating and burning someone before dumping them in a skip. Banks decides to check her out with Vince. As they depart, Annie gets a call: a police station in Thirsk has arrested Tamsin Richards for drink driving and she's requested to see DS Cabbot.

    The visit to Mark Rundle's is a sobering affair as Mark introduces Ken and Helen to his wife, Jenny – the victim of carbon monoxide poisoning and now confined to a life of 24/7 care by Mark and their daughter Lilly following brain damage. Mark insists he knows nothing about the vandalism or the kidnap and ransom – his alibi? He was home alone looking after Jenny...

    Arriving at Thirsk police station, Annie is greeted not by Tamsin but by her protective husband Steve Richards. Cowed, Tamsin apologises for wasting her time, saying it was a mistake and that everything is fine – but Annie's instincts are quite the opposite, sensing Steve is gagging her. Annie leaves wondering what Tamsin really wanted – and how Steve knew she was there when the custody record shows Tamsin didn't make any phone calls.

    Meanwhile Banks and Vince visit the acerbic Wendy Xiao, who plays the innocent businesswoman and pleads ignorance to knowing Xun Li. Frustrated, Banks remonstrates with Annie for yet again defying his wishes and going to visit Tamsin. But the argument will have to wait as Banks gets an urgent call from Helen – he needs to get to Xun's house, now.


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  • s05e02
    • 0.00/5
    11 months ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    The post mortem into the daughter of crime boss Steve Richards reveals that her death isn't a simple suicide – could someone else have been involved? And if so, who?

    While the violent Richards conducts his own unique brand of investigation, the focus shifts once again when the team discover that despite Kat's confession, she can't have murdered Damon Horsley.

    The break comes when evidence is uncovered that puts Kyle Finn, who found Horsley's body, in the spotlight, and under questioning he confesses to something truly shocking ‐ but Banks already knows he's lying, the real murderer has been hiding in plain sight all along.


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  • s05e01
    • 0.00/5
    12 months ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    The crime drama series returns with the first episode of a two-part story. When a victim of a frenzied attack is found in the woods with his head caved in, initially the team wonders if it is a random attack or related to the location - where a local girl recently committed suicide. Banks, however, has a theory of his own. When the victim is identified as small time drug dealer Damon Horsley and Banks uncovers a link to local crime boss Steve Richards, he is convinced the hitherto untouchable Richards had a part in the murder.


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  • s04e06
    • 3.00/5
    2 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Helen is determined to try and win back Banks's approval as they attempt to discover the true identity of student Josh's murderer and stop his father from seeking a revenge of his own.


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  • s04e05
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    When the body of student Josh Tate is found dumped in a ravine, the investigation into his stabbing uncovers a very different man to the quiet character described by his flatmate Spencer. It emerges that Josh was infatuated with Spencer's girlfriend and had been manufacturing Ecstasy for club owner Liam Fallon. Meanwhile, DI Morton's ex-lover Martin Hexton has arrived, claiming to be working on a local case. When Fallon comes under suspicion as Josh's murderer the detectives break into his flat and find him badly beaten - and to complicate matters, it looks as if Hexton is responsible.


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  • s04e04
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Geoff has become a marked man and Banks decides to put both him and his daughter Evie under watch at an anonymous hotel whilst he increases the search for Mullen.


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  • s04e03
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    A husband and daughter find it hard to deal with their grief after the body of wife and mother Anaan Kamel is discovered washed up by an underground river. Marcus Leyton, a former employee of Anaan and Raheel's law chambers becomes the main suspect.


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  • s04e02
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    The officers are dismayed to learn the arson attack on the Osgoods' house has injured Michael and killed his son Robbie, and local bully Gary McCready is soon questioned. As the investigation into Katrin's murder continues, the body of an older man who died of natural causes is found buried near her grave, and when Banks suspects Jason McCready abducted missing Annika, he uncovers a shocking secret. Meanwhile, the detective gives a moving speech at his mother's funeral, and the ceremony brings him closer to his father.


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  • s04e01
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    After the unidentified body of a woman is found on some waste ground, the team find themselves becoming involved in the world of vice in a town where nobody is happy to talk. Banks also has to deal with a personal tragedy.


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  • s03e06
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    21:00- 22:00

    While Helen's career hangs in the balance, Banks risks everything to rescue his daughter who has been taken hostage by Jaff Kitson.

  • s03e05
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    The discovery of a gun in the bedroom of a neighbour sees Banks involved in an internal investigation which could break up the team.


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  • s03e04
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Banks races to locate a mysterious recording that appears to connect Jack Barber and the members of The Crystal Kiss together.


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  • s03e03
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    When a journalist is found dead in a remote village, Banks notices a connection between the case and a mysterious death in the 1980s.


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  • s03e02
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    An 11-year old's body is found and Banks wonders if there is a connection between his death and Kyle's disappearance


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  • s03e01
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    When two bogus social workers come to Katy Heath's house and take her son away, Banks is drawn into a massive search for the boy - but is Katy telling the truth?


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  • s02e06
    • 0.00/5
    5 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    In spite of the trial of Owen Pierce collapsing, Banks still believes that he is the murderer. But Morton tries to persuade him to keep an open mind


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  • s02e05
    • 0.00/5
    5 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    Banks and his team investigate the murder of the daughter of an internet entrepreneur. The prime suspect is quickly identified, but Morton is not so sure.


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  • s02e04
    • 0.00/5
    5 years ago
    21:00- 22:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    With Pamela Jefferies in a coma following her vicious attack, Banks becomes more determined to find Rothwell's killer. Convinced a vital clue is staring him in the face, he resolves to learn more about Keith Rothwell and, against orders, questions MP Martin Fleming, putting him on a collision course with rival DCI Burgess. Meanwhile, the return of Tom Rothwell to the UK presents Helen with another suspect and an opportunity to put pressure on his family.


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  • s02e03
    • 0.00/5
    5 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6

    A professional hitman bursts into the luxurious family home of accountant Keith Rothwell and shoots him in cold blood. Banks is instantly struck by the strange reactions of the victim's family and evidence comes to light that Rothwell has been living a secret double life. Now investigating the murder of a victim with two identities, Banks and Morton discover a possible link to a major money-laundering operation and are plunged into a high-profile fraud investigation with political ramifications.


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  • s02e02
    • 0.00/5
    5 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 With Roy dead, Banks has to go back to his childhood home to tell his parents. Simmering resentments between him and his dad are obvious and the sense of distance between Banks and his younger brother, start to surface. After Banks’ parents plead with him to find out what happened to Roy, Banks defies DI Helen Morton and returns to the station to lead the investigation into the murders of both Roy and Jennifer Lewis.
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  • s02e01
    • 0.00/5
    5 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 DS Annie Cabbot is having a baby and due to start her maternity leave. DCI Alan Banks is feeling low, until that is a mysterious phone message leads him to Harrogate to look for his estranged younger brother, Roy. At the scene of the murder of a young woman found in her car near Eastvale, Banks’ team are introduced to DI Helen Morton.
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  • s01e08
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    Emily Rydell has apparently been brutally beaten to death and DCI Banks quickly ends up being in the middle of a murder investigation with many suspects. After a surveillance operation establishes a link between the murder of Charles McKay and Brian Clough, Banks and Annie soon work out that the two cases have to be connected.
  • s01e07
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    An armed robbery ends up taking a much darker twist after the culprit is brutally murdered in his own home. Before DCI Banks can start to unravel the case, Chief Superintendent Gerry Rydell, makes a personal plea for Banks to look for his missing teenage daughter. Some naked photographs found on the Internet by Rydell’s wife, Rosalind, makes it look like that she could be in London. Banks reluctantly agrees to help and manages to track Emily down to the home of a drug dealer. Emily refuses to come back home with him but changes her mind. Annie has been leading the investigation into the robber’s murder whilst Banks has been away thinks that the robbery could have been staged, but the victim’s accomplice refuses to talk. After Emily contacts Banks and suggests that she has seen one of Clough’s associates in Leeds, Banks wants her to tell him everything she knows about Clough. Emily refuses to tell Banks anything though. After a battered body is found in an Eastvale nightclub, Banks is shocked to discover that the victim has been identified as Ruth Walker, somebody Emily knew whilst in London. After the true identity of the victim is revealed though, both Banks and Annie find themselves involved in a conspiracy which has changed both investigations hugely.
  • s01e06
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    After the body of Kevin Templeton is discovered in an alleyway, Banks and his team have to investigate the murder of one of their own members. Annie believes there is a link between the murder of Lucy Payne and Templeton, but she has no evidence to support her claims. After Timothy Randall is found not guilty of Hayley Daniels’ murder, Banks finds his investigation starting from scratch. When Annie ends up receiving some new information from another force she starts to uncover the real connection between the three murders.
  • s01e05
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 Annie learns from Banks about a murder that has taken place on the Moors and he asks her to lead the investigation. The victim was discovered in her wheelchair, with her throat cut and disfigured face. The body was found in the same place that Marcus and Lucy Payne, a previously gruesome case for Banks, had buried one of their victims. Banks travels to the Market Square to investigate the murder of a teenage girl, whose body has been discovered in a storage room down an alleyway. Timothy Randall, who found the body, comes under immediate suspicion of being her killer. After Annie pays a visit to a local care home to try and identify the victim, she is shocked to find out the dead girl is Lucy Payne. Dr Waring and Banks start to unravel the psychology of the case and makes some progress after he is able to identify the DNA of Randall on the victim’s clothing. he up makes an arrest, but while his suspect is in custody, a second alleyway murder happens.
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  • s01e04
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 After Tom McMahon becomes the third victim following some suspicious fires, Alan realises that he is now attempting to catch a serial killer. His superiors warn him to keep his distance from the Aspern family who are trying to lodge an official complaint against him. Banks is determined to locate the ringleader of the art forgery scam which links two of the victims. Annie continues to see Mark Keane, despite Banks’ warnings. After Banks finally discovers the true identity of ‘Morrison’, he quickly realises that Annie could be in real danger.
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  • s01e03
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 Alan goes to a canal where there has been a fatal fire. After a second body is found the motive, as well as the intended victim, become increasingly unclear. After a Turner landscape is found it looks like that at least one of the victim’s was involved in an art forgery scam. One of the victims ends up being named as Christina Aspern and Alan soon meets with her estranged family and immediately suspects her father and his new young wife are saying more than they are letting on.
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  • s01e02
    • 0.00/5
    7 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 Pilot episode part two:
    Following the suspicious death of serial killer Marcus Payne. the task of finding out who was working with him is made more difficult and makes the search for Leanne Wray difficult. Banks ends up following a hunch he has and takes Payne's wife in for questioning on suspicion of being involved in some way.

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  • s01e01
    • 0.00/5
    7 years ago
    20:00- 21:00
    DCI Banks - S5E6 Pilot episode part one:
    DCI Alan Banks has to investigate one of the most difficult cases of his career after five girls go missing but only four bodies are found. The main suspect Marcus Payne is in a coma.

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