A Touch Of Cloth. Image shows from L to R: Jack Cloth (John Hannah), Anne Oldman (Suranne Jones). Image credit: Zeppotron.

Case 3 to follow in 2014

A Touch Of Cloth

Case 3 to follow in 2014.

Spoof crime drama created by Charlie Brooker. Stars John Hannah and Suranne Jones

A Touch Of Cloth II: Undercover Cloth
Comedy Drama
2012 - 2013  (Sky1)
4 (2 series)
John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Todd Carty, Anna Chancellor, Stephen Dillane
Charlie Brooker, Boris Starling, Daniel Maier, Ben Caudell, Peter Holmes, Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris, Neil Webster

Charlie Brooker's "spoof of every British crime drama made in the last decade."

DCI Jack Cloth is a maverick, heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of his wife. The damaged, haunted Cloth is teamed with plucky no-nonsense sidekick DC Anne Oldman. Together the pair investigate a series of increasingly grisly murders and find themselves on the trail of a devious killer. As you do. If you're a detective.

Case 3 will feature Karen Gillan as DC Kerry Newblood.

Our Review: We absolutely adore A Touch Of Cloth. Lead by Brooker, the writers plumb television's depths for every cop show cliché, every predictable plot device and over-used setting to create scripts absolutely packed with gags, whilst director Jim O'Hanlon does a great job of nailing the tired visual styles and camera tricks so prevalent in crime dramas.

To top it all off, the cast deliver absolutely pitch-perfect performances. A Touch Of Cloth is, quite frankly, unnecessarily funny. We are eagerly awaiting further cases (a third series follows in 2014).