DCI Banks

DCI Banks

Season One

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Based on the bestselling Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson, DCI Banks follows the tenacious Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his headstrong partner Annie Cabbott as they attempt to solve three gruesome crimes. Fire engulfs two canal boats in a deliberate act of arson over a million-dollar painting; a woman is found dead on the moors with her throat slashed in a case eerily close to the murder of a young girl in the center of town.
Publisher: London : distributed by BBC
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD TV DCIB
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (270 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: DCI Banks. Season 1

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This show has a Law and Order feel to it with its procedural episodes and cast changes over time.


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yesbyedith
Feb 10, 2019

Most either loved or hated.
I felt medium, not best, but I watch so much that I will finish series.

Violence not gratuitous, and almost entirely unseen, so other commentators really felt it.

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sumonhan
Feb 08, 2019

Super-gross -- do not watch if you're not into seeing young, beautiful women get abused by middle-aged men, killed, raped, etc. The absolute antithesis of a cozy British mystery show.

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lgraf
Feb 27, 2017

We love this series!!! So glad we found it! Can't wait to watch Season 2.
Excelllent acting, spellbinding story lines!

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empbee
Nov 06, 2016

Very good adaptation of the books. Great acting.

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vicchu
Feb 06, 2016

Grisly scenes of mutilated bodies interspersed with unconvincing scenery-chewing. Unbelievable situations: experienced cop goes alone to meet psychopath with predictable ersatz suspense as a result. Whew! Saved just in time! Slightly reminiscent of "CSI" but without the hook of forensic science. Not worth wasting time on.

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uschidog
Jan 24, 2016

Poor casting.

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jimg2000
Mar 21, 2015

Thought I watched, commented and rated this DVD months ago. As I recall, the DCI was portrayed to be an inept detective who glowered to everyone including relatives of murdered victims. Dialogues and acting were forgettable. Also, agree with other comments (they too had disappeared from the system) on logistic issues such as when a petite female DS handcuffed a powerful serial killer or awful lapses in police work ... Think I shall stick with the books.

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LindaMarion
Dec 01, 2014

I was speculating whether I would like this series after reading all Peter Robinson's books. But I really enjoyed Season One. Would recommend this DVD.

xaipe Aug 21, 2014

Very good, enjoyable new series. I'm looking forward to season 2.

brontelit87 Jul 10, 2014

While I didn't like the pilot that much, I really liked the first season of this series. The actors are spectacular in this series! The stories are very tense, fast-paced, nerve-wracking, and interesting. All of these stories, though, are deeply tragic. Wonderfully acted by the leads, Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe. I also love Lorraine Burroughs. All of the guest stars are great too. One of the better contemporary mystery series. Highly recommended.

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