Bancroft (TV series)


Bancroft is a British television thriller series that began airing on ITV on 11 December 2017.[1] The series was produced by Tall Story Pictures for ITV, and distributed worldwide by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.[2] It was created and written by Kate Brooke.[3] A second series was broadcast in January 2020.[4] On 3 November ITV cancelled Bancroft after two series.[5]

Bancroft Series 1 DVD.jpg
S1 DVD cover art
GenreCrime Drama
Created byKate Brooke
Directed byJohn Hayes
Lawrence Gough
ComposerEdmund Butt
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes7
Executive producersKate Brooke
Patrick Schweitzer
Catherine Oldfield
  • Phil Collinson (S1)
  • Simon Meyers (S2)
Production companyTall Story Pictures
DistributorITV Studios Global Entertainment
Original networkITV
Original release11 December 2017 (2017-12-11) –
3 January 2020 (2020-01-03)


Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft (Parish) finds out her colleague, DS Katherine Stevens (Marsay) was given a cold case to solve who really killed Laura Fraser (Sacofsky) back in 1990. The investigation ties back into Bancroft's own dark past.


Main castEdit

Series 1 (2017)Edit

Series 2 (2020)Edit

  • David Avery as Detective Superintendent Jake Harper
  • Jacqueline Boatswain as Chief Constable Frances Holland
  • James Quinn as Detective Sergeant Richard Potter
  • Yemisi Oyinloye as Detective Constable Sally Reed
  • Charlotte Hope as Annabel Connors


SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1411 December 2017 (2017-12-11)14 December 2017 (2017-12-14)
231 January 2020 (2020-01-01)3 January 2020 (2020-01-03)

Series 1 (2017)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K. viewers
1"1.1"John HayesKate Brooke11 December 2017 (2017-12-11)8.35
2"1.2"John HayesKate Brooke12 December 2017 (2017-12-12)7.07
3"1.3"John HayesKate Brooke & Ben Morris13 December 2017 (2017-12-13)7.03
4"1.4"John HayesKate Brooke14 December 2017 (2017-12-14)7.27

Series 2 (2020)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K. viewers
1"2.1"Lawrence GoughKate Brooke & Ben Morris1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)5.92
2"2.2"Lawrence GoughKate Brooke & Ben Morris2 January 2020 (2020-01-02)4.63
3"2.3"Lawrence GoughKate Brooke3 January 2020 (2020-01-03)5.01


  1. ^ "Bancroft - Watch episodes, ITV". Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sarah Parish returns as Bancroft in a second series of the psychological thriller". Press Centre. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ Power, Ed (14 December 2017). "Bancroft, episode 4, review: a deliriously over-the-top finale". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ "When is Bancroft back on TV?". Radio Times. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Bancroft axed by ITV after 2 series".
  6. ^ "Meet the cast of Bancroft". Radio Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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