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

A Touch Of Cloth

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2014
  • 6 episodes (3 series)

Spoof crime drama following a series of murders and the emotionally stunted detective investigating them. Stars John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower and more.

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A Touch Of Cloth II: Undercover Cloth, Episode 1 - Part One

Cloth has quit the force, never to return. Well, until a bank robbery goes wrong. But things are awkward at the station, particularly with ACC Tom Boss back at work.

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Further details

A Touch Of Cloth. Image shows from L to R: Todd Carty, Vicar in Bank (David Blair). Copyright: Zeppotron

Cloth is done. The brilliant but tortured detective has quit the force, never to return, completely out of the game. Well, until a bank robbery-gone-wrong brings him back into play.

Things at the station are a tad awkward, though, what with his on-off relationship with partner Oldman, not to mention ACC Tom Boss, the man who killed his wife, reinstated after a successful stint in rehab. In fairness, he hasn't slaughtered anyone in months.

More pressing matters are at hand, anyhow, when Cloth is tasked with going undercover to bring down Macratty - a very bad man - and find out what his next job is. Wannabe Mayor Hope Goodgirl is added to the mix as well, and she's taken a shine to Oldman.


This episode was dedicated to the memory of Tommy Vine, born in 1988, and Anna Wing, born in 1914.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th August 2013
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 31st August 2013 9:15pm Sky1
Tuesday 3rd September 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Sunday 17th August 2014 9:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

John Hannah Jack Cloth
Suranne Jones Anne Oldman
Julian Rhind-Tutt Tom Boss
Navin Chowdhry Asap Qureshi
Adrian Bower Des Hairihan
Daisy Beaumont Dr Natasha Sachet
Anna Chancellor Hope Goodgirl
Stephen Dillane Macratty
Todd Carty Self
Guest cast
Adam Tandy Robin Stork
Tony Pitts Bullock
Guy Flanagan Animal
Callum Dixon Tumbler
Marc Small Chugger
Ben Bishop Twitch
Zina Badran Cashier
Mat Chaplin Gay Man
Antonia Davies Woman with Pram
Will Ashcroft Bank Manager
Hayley Coppin Sexy Woman
David Blair Vicar in Bank
Neil Edmond Passenger in Taxi
Jason Hazeley Mitt Sniff
Susy Kane Jill Tits
Duncan Duff Gus Plotpoint
Adam Englander Tiger
Katarina Cas Katya
Tommy Vine Nigel
Erkan Mustafa Self
George Armstrong Self
Terry Sue Patt Self
Peter Dean Self
Graham Cole Self
Anna Wing Self
Gwyneth Powell Self
Writing team
Charlie Brooker Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Joel Morris Writer
Ben Caudell Writer
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Mat Chaplin Producer
Annabel Jones Executive Producer
Charlie Brooker Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Colin Fair Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Samuel Sim Composer


A Touch Of Cloth 2 Trailer

Booze addled and widowed loner DCI Jack Cloth continues his struggle to hold himself together while solving grisly murders and suffering from the death of his wife.

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