A FOUR PART THRILLER, Created by Kate Brooke AND STARRING SARAH PARISH
Scheduled across four consecutive nights, Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, with a tortured female detective at its heart.
Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge, Ice Cream Girls, The Making of a Lady), leading actress Sarah Parish (Broadchurch, W1A, Cutting It) plays respected police officer DCI Elizabeth Bancroft, a woman with dark secrets in her past.
Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper. She has given her life to the police force. Consequently, she’s trusted and adored by her colleagues and promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent looks assured. Bancroft is running an operation to bring down the pernicious and vicious Kamara gang. She adopts dubious methods, but the most violent brother, Athif (Amit Dhut), rules the local town with an iron fist, so it’s hard not to applaud her actions.
Produced by Phil Collinson (Midwinter of the Spirit, Coronation Street, Dr Who) and directed by John Hayes (Vera, Home Fires), Bancroft explores what happens when heinous crimes, long buried, come back to haunt us.
Bancroft is the first commission from the ITVS drama label, Tall Story Pictures, founded by drama producers Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield. Francis is an executive producer alongside series creator and writer Kate Brooke.
SERIES & SLOT TIMES
Series 1 (4 Episodes)