‘DCI Banks’ Series 3 trailer

ITV has released a trailer for the upcoming third series of crime drama DCI Banks.

Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz are back for three new two-part stories based on three of the novels by author Peter Robinson: ‘Wednesday’s Child’, ‘Piece of My Heart’ and ‘Bad Boy’.

Watch the trailer…

The series sees the return from maternity leave of DS Annie Cabbot, played by Andrea Lowe (Monroe), immediately thrown into a harrowing case for a new single mother. Having acknowledged their feelings for one another in the last series, the new episodes focus on whether a romantic relationship between Banks and Annie can ever be a reality. However, there are inevitable complications as the pair come to acknowledge their own unique and challenging roles as colleagues and parents.

Caroline Catz (Doc Martin) also returns to the series playing DI Helen Morton, the disarmingly blunt and often socially inept detective who joined Banks’ team when Annie left for maternity. Helen has to confront her inflexible approach to both her home and work life; can her relationship with Banks help her to understand when to bend the rules? With both Helen and Annie working under Banks, will he successfully be able to juggle the opposing views of these two strong willed independent women? How far will Banks go to keep both these women at his side?

This series also sees the surprise introduction of Banks’ university dropout daughter, Tracy. Although on the surface, Banks and Tracy have a good relationship, it becomes clear that neither father nor daughter really know each other as well as they pretend. The distance between the pair means Banks cannot see the real danger Tracy soon throws herself into until it is too late.

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