Bancroft (ITV 2017, Sarah Parish, Faye Marsay)

Bancroft (ITV 2017, Sarah Parish, Faye Marsay)


Created and written by Kate Brooke, Sarah Parish plays respected police officer Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft (hence the title) in this four part crime drama with a twist. Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper. She has given her life to the police force. But when ambitious fast-tracked recruit, Katherine Stevens joins the force, played by acclaimed actress Faye Marsay, Katherine takes on a cold case and unwittingly disturbs the ghosts of Bancroft’s devastating past.

Linus Roache makes his return to British television after starring in recent years in Vikings. Linus plays Tim Fraser (no relation to the classic Francis Durbridge character) who is haunted by an unsolved crime. He has also been running from his past but his hidden shame can’t stay buried forever.

Filmed on location in and around Bolton and the North West. The serial was shown over four consecutive evenings.

crew details

  • Writer: Kate Brooke
    Producer: Phil Collinson
    Director John Hayes

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production info

  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Country: UK | ITV
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 4x60 minute episodes

Sarah Parish

Elizabeth Bancroft

Faye Marsay

Katherine Stevens

Ryan McKen

Daanish Kamara

Charles Babalola

DS Andy Bevan

Amit Dhut

Athif Kamara

Linus Roache

Tim Fraser

Amara Karan

Anya Karim

Adam Long

Joe Bancrok

Lee Boardman

DI George Morris

Adrian Edmondson

Superintendent Cliff Walker

Art Malik

DCS Alan Taheeri

Steve Evets

Len Dorman

Anjli Mohindra

Zaheera Kamara

Kenneth Cranham

Charlie Haverstock