DCI Banks (2010–2016)
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A Little Bit of Heart: Part 1 

When a devoted husband and father goes missing, a ransom demand takes Banks and his team on a journey into Leeds' Chinese community.


Craig Pickles


Peter Robinson (characters), Nicholas Hicks-Beach




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Tompkinson ... DCI Alan Banks
Andrea Lowe ... DS Annie Cabbot
Caroline Catz ... DI Helen Morton
Jack Deam ... DC Ken Blackstone
Samuel Anderson ... DC Vince Grady
Shaun Dooley ... Steve Richards
Maimie McCoy ... Tamsin Richards
Lucy Gaskell ... Rachel Li
David Tse ... Xun Li (as David K.S. Tse)
Orion Lee ... Chang Li
Michael Phong Le Michael Phong Le ... Bo Li (as Michael Phong Lee)
Naomi Yang ... Wei Li (as Naomi Christie)
David MacCreedy David MacCreedy ... Mark Rundle
Alice May Feetham ... Lilly Rundle
Maya Sondhi ... Christine Farinelli


When Rachel Li reports her husband, property owner and philanthropist Xun Li, missing Banks interviews his brother Chang and niece Wei, hearing the family were dissidents who had to flee China, and son Bo, a hospital worker who does not get on with his father. A ransom note is delivered, leading to Rachel handing over the money and her husband being released but the kidnappers escape - prime suspects being a disgruntled tenant and a dry cleaner with form for protection. Later however Banks is called out to a grisly scene whilst Annie is intrigued when Tamsin Richards comes to the police station but clams up when her husband arrives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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14 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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When Rachel Li parks in the city centre after switching to the red VW Golf, as directed by the kidnappers, she parks in the Merrion Centre car park, but the signs and dialogue refer to it as the Trinity Centre car park. This is the name of another totally different real-life car park about half a mile away. See more »

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Elaborate Kidnapping
14 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A Chinese man known for his humanitarian acts toward his people is kidnapped and a huge ransom paid. There seems to be no group or individual who would do something so dramatic. But things eventually get more complex when a murder is committed. Annie is suddenly going rogue, almost having a kind of occupational death wish. She also seems to want to get back together with Alan.

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