DCI Banks

DCI Banks

Season One

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Playing With Fire (Episodes 1 and 2): The discovery of two bodies in a suspected arson lead Banks and Cabbot to uncover an art forgery scheme. When another victim is found, Banks is determined to find the man behind the forgery ring before he can strike closer to home. Friend of the Devil (Episodes 3 and 4): This one has a lot of murder. A corpse in a storage room is investigated by Banks as Cabbot takes on a mutilated body on the Moors. When the identity of the brutalized girl is revealed, Cabbot seeks to connect this death with that of someone on the force. Meanwhile, Banks has difficulty determining how his crime was enacted. Cold is the Grave (Episodes 5 and 6): A robbery suspect is murdered, and the team must uncover a complicated series of events. Was the robbery staged? And when bodies keep popping up, it leads Banks to suspect that someone very close to him might be involved in these criminal dealings.
Copyright Date: ©2011.
ISBN: 9781622241941
Branch Call Number: DVD F DCI SEASON 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (4 hr., 30 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, stereo, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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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.

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.

Feb 27, 2017

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

Nov 06, 2016

Very good adaptation of the books. Great acting.

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.

Jan 24, 2016

Poor casting.

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.

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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