Series 2 due in August; Series 3 to follow
Spoof crime drama created by Charlie Brooker. Stars John Hannah and Suranne Jones
- Comedy Drama
- 2012 (Sky1)
- 2 (1 series)
- John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Daisy Beaumont, Raquel Cassidy, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Brian Peck, Kate Fleetwood, Elizabeth Bromby
- 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.
The case leads Cloth and Oldman from leafy forests to sinister lock-ups, from the luxury home of an arrogant TV chef to the cold dissection rooms of vampish forensic pathologist Natasha Sachet, packing in as many jokes as humanly possible along the way.
Their boss, A.C.C. Tom Boss, repeatedly demands results, fast. No, faster than that. Faster! Slow down. Not that much. Hold it there. Yeah, precisely that fast.
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Our Review: We're lucky enough to have seen an early preview of A Touch Of Cloth - and it's no stretch to say that we're jealous of anyone who's still got its delights to come. Writers Brooker and Maier have plumbed television's depths for every cop show cliché, every predictable plot device and over-used setting, whilst director Jim O'Hanlon has outdone himself in nailing the over-used 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 can't wait for next year's instalments!