The BEST Episodes of Bancroft

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Network: ITV

Bancroft, a brilliant copper has given her life to the police force. Consequently, she's trusted and adored by her colleagues and promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent looks assured. Bancroft runs an operation to bring down the pernicious and vicious Kamara gang. She adopts dubious methods, but the most violent brother, Athif, rules the local town with an iron fist, so it's hard not to applaud her actions.

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Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 3, 2020

Free from the restrictions of her position, Elizabeth is determined to bring the true murderer to some form of justice.

star 7.91
141 votes
Directors: Lawrence Gough
Episode 3

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 13, 2017

Bancroft is faced with a startling blast from the past, which brings the events from 1990 back to the surface. Meanwhile, Katherine wrestles with twists and turns of the new information she is uncovering. Bancroft secures Zaheera in safe accommodation and Daanish fulfils his part of the deal. Anya makes a surprising visit to an old friend. Katherine is faced with a chilling truth.

star 7.66
395 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Ben Morris, Kate Brooke
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 2, 2020

With the evidence around the Connors' murders building, Harper and the team are met with conflicting accounts.

star 7.63
147 votes
Directors: Lawrence Gough
Writers: Ben Morris
Episode 2

#4 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 12, 2017

Bancroft helps Katherine and Anya with the Fraser case, but they are struggling to find any worthwhile forensic evidence. Katherine and Joe’s relationship progresses, whilst events take a grisly turn for the Kamara family – forcing Bancroft to offer Daanish a deal. Laura’s former husband Tim Fraser is reluctant to help with Laura’s cold case, but an unexpected visit changes his mind. Katherine and Anya make some game-changing discoveries.

star 7.62
410 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 14, 2017

Katherine and Anya make a determined push to get to the bottom of the Laura Fraser case once and for all, hatching a plan to get the DNA evidence they desperately need. Bancroft plans and executes a massive sting operation against Athif Kamara, but all doesn’t go smoothly. Bancroft is forced to reveal carefully-kept secrets about her past, and finally we find out what really happened to Laura Fraser – and why.

star 7.61
371 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2020

When a double murder brings an unexpected reunion, newly promoted Bancroft is forced onto the side lines by Detective Superintendent Jake Harper.

star 7.43
159 votes
Directors: Lawrence Gough
Writers: Ben Morris
Episode 1

#7 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 11, 2017

The formidable Det. Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft is leading the charge against the violent Kamara gang. Meanwhile, DS Katherine Stevens is given a cold murder case. In 1990, Laura Fraser was stabbed 18 times in frenzied attack at home. As Elizabeth and Katherine’s paths cross for the first time, Katherine finds that there’s more to the Fraser case than it seems – and Elizabeth has some secrets in her past which may prove difficult to hide.

star 7.35
432 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Kate Brooke