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

A Touch Of Cloth

Sky One comedy drama about the police. 6 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Navin Chowdhry and others.

A Touch Of Cloth III: Too Cloth For Comfort, Episode 1 - Part One

DCI Jack Cloth's brother, Terry, has been killed. The pair weren't close, in fact, they were estranged, but, you know, it still hurts.

Further details

A Touch Of Cloth. Image shows from L to R: DC Kerry Newblood (Karen Gillan), Jack Cloth (John Hannah). Copyright: Zeppotron.

It took DCI Jack Cloth a while to come to terms with his wife's murder - he barely remembers her name these days - and now he's hit with the news that his brother, Terry, has been killed. The pair weren't close, in fact, they were estranged, but, you know, it still hurts.

At least the troubled detective can count on his formidable team to help catch the mystery killer, including number two DI Anne Oldman, who, nursing a Cloth-inflicted broken heart, has suddenly developed a savage drinking problem. Then there's stats man DC Asap Qureshi; DC Des Hairihan, he of the hirsute hands; sex-obsessed forensic expert Natasha; and new recruit Kerry Newblood.

Clues lead Cloth and co to a small English town called Funtcuck and a weird rehab/spa retreat where Terry was receiving treatment for anger issues against a certain sibling.

Owner Damien Vull is fast-tracked to the top of the prime suspect list - the man does love a sacrificial ceremony, albeit without the sacrifice bit - but, when the body count starts to rise, Cloth realises that the culprit is closer to home.

Broadcast details

Saturday 9th August 2014
Sky One
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    Karen Gillan DC Kerry Newblood
    Guest cast
    John Hannah Terry Cloth
    Adrian Dunbar Damien Vull
    Montserrat Lombard Blue
    Philip Pope (as Phillip Pope) Professor
    Joanna Roth Deborah Something
    Barbara Drennan Jill
    Claire Lubert Eva De Jong
    Chris Hayward Frank Strang
    Henry Miller Chris Niblsmf
    John Biggins Wedding Man
    Dorian Lough Kenny
    Steffan Rhodri Eddie Huffway
    Celyn Jones Villager 2
    Writing team
    Charlie Brooker Writer
    Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) 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


    Series 3 Trailer

    Sleuthing collides with spoofing when John Hannah stars as maverick, booze-addled DCI Jack Cloth in Charlie Brooker's original comedy that tickles and twists crime drama cliches, now approaching its third series.

    Featuring: John Hannah (Jack Cloth), Suranne Jones (Anne Oldman), Adrian Bower (Des Hairihan), Karen Gillan (DC Kerry Newblood).

    A Touch Of Cloth 3 - Preview

    Detective Kerry Newblood has found something of note at the murder scene. Warning: this scene contains a mild spoiler.

    Featuring: John Hannah (Jack Cloth), Suranne Jones (Anne Oldman), Navin Chowdhry (Asap Qureshi), Adrian Bower (Des Hairihan), Daisy Beaumont (Dr Natasha Sachet), Karen Gillan (DC Kerry Newblood).


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