Suranne Jones (DI Anne Oldman) and John Hannah (DI Jack Cloth) are back for a third installment of Charlie Brooker’s police procedural spoof, A Touch of Cloth! Reminiscent of the greatness of Police Squad, this brilliant parody of British detective and crime dramas will also feature some new blood this time around. Kerry Newblood, to be exact. Karen Gillan (Doctor Who will cross paths with drink-addled copper Jack Cloth when series 3 returns to Sky1 on Saturday, August 9.
If you are unfamiliar with A Touch of Cloth, it’s a series that, through the first four episodes, has been jointly criticized and praised for its relentless jokes. My two cents is that, like Police Squad, it’s a spot-on wind up of the more gritty police procedural programs such as Scott and Bailey, DCI Banks, Prey and Happy Valley. It also sports a crack cast of regulars headed by Jones and Hannah along with a who’s who list of great guest stars including Anna Chancellor (Spooks, The Hour, Downton Abbey) and Raquel Cassidy (Lead Balloon, Downton Abbey). To explain more about the series…
Interview with Suranne Jones
Interview with John Hannah