Sarah Parish Stars As Detective Superintendent Bancroft

Filming has begun in Bolton for new four-part ITV Encore thriller Bancroft, written by Kate Brooke (Ice Cream Girls) and starring Sarah Parish (Cutting It) as a detective with ghosts in her past.

Ruthless and courageous, Detective Superintendent Bancroft (Sarah Parish) has given her life to the police force and promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent looks assured. But, to bring down the vicious Kamara gang who have a stranglehold over the local town, she adopts some rather dubious methods.

Meanwhile, ambitious fast-tracked recruit DS Katherine Stevens (Faye Marsay) is assigned to the cold case of a woman brutally murdered in her home 27 years ago. Bancroft knows more about the case than she would like to admit, and soon she will be forced to confront her demons…

Filmed on location in and around the North West, Bancroft features Linus Roache (Vikings), Amara Karan (Lucky Man), Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace), Art Malik (Cold Feet), Kenneth Cranham (War and Peace), Adam Long (Happy Valley), Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Steve Evets (One of Us).