DCI Banks Series to Air Starting Friday 16 September

The next three DCI Banks TV adaptations are going to air starting Friday 16 September on ITV1. The series lasts for six weeks and comprises three Banks novels: Playing With Fire, Friend of the Devil and Cold is the Grave. Stephen Tompkinson stars as Alan Banks, and Andrea Lowe is Annie Cabbot.

Stephen Tompkinson as Alan Banks

Andrea Lowe as Annie Cabbot

In Playing with Fire, two bodies are found after a fire on some narrow boats and Banks and DS Annie Cabbot find themselves on the trail of an arsonist who has killed two people.

In Friend of the Devil, a young student is attacked in the middle of the city and in another part of Yorkshire a woman has her throat cut, but the two different murders have disturbing similarities.

Cold is the Grave is a case terrifyingly close to home as Banks is asked by his boss, Superintendant Gerry Rydell, to find his missing teenage daughter…

ITV’s web site has more about the series, with videos and interviews with cast members.