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DCI Banks: Aftermath, ITV1

DCI Banks: Aftermath, ITV1

A watchable but not ground-breaking police procedural

Is love in the air (along with the smell of decomposing human flesh) for DCI Banks?Justin Slee

”The domestic” over at 27, The Hill turns out to be decidedly undomestic. The murderer's basement lair so resembles the blood-splattered dens of every other serial killer that has ever graced the big and small screen (right down to the sickly green light) that it’s hard not to contemplate the notion that there’s some kind of grim finishing school that all blossoming sadistic bastards are obliged to attend before getting their licence to kill.

”The domestic” over at 27, The Hill turns out to be decidedly undomestic. The murderer's basement lair so resembles the blood-splattered dens of every other serial killer that has ever graced the big and small screen (right down to the sickly green light) that it’s hard not to contemplate the notion that there’s some kind of grim finishing school that all blossoming sadistic bastards are obliged to attend before getting their licence to kill.

‘Tompkinson so fully inhabits the nervy, awkward Banks that I imagine he went home at the end of each day of filming as drained of the will to live as his character’

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Should have said loosely based on Peter Robinsons Aftermath. They won't be able to do the follow up as the ending was completely wrong. I might have enjoyed it a little bit if I hadn't been a Robinson fan.

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