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

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

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).