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.

Episode menu

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.

Preview clips

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 15th August 2014 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 31st August 2014 1:20am Sky1
Saturday 30th May 2015 9:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 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
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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