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DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.
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Series cast summary:
John Hannah ...  DI Jack Cloth / ... 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Suranne Jones ...  DI Anne Oldman / ... 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Navin Chowdhry ...  DC Asap Qureshi 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Adrian Bower ...  DC Des Hairihan 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  ACC Tom Boss 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Daisy Beaumont Daisy Beaumont ...  Dr. Natasha Sachet 6 episodes, 2012-2014
Todd Carty ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2012-2013
Karen Gillan ...  Kerry Newblood 2 episodes, 2014
Tony Pitts ...  Bullock 2 episodes, 2013
Montserrat Lombard ...  Blue 2 episodes, 2014
Callum Dixon ...  Tumbler 2 episodes, 2013
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ...  Animal 2 episodes, 2013
Anna Chancellor ...  Hope Goodgirl 2 episodes, 2013
Marc Small Marc Small ...  Chugger 2 episodes, 2013
Joanna Roth ...  Deborah Something 2 episodes, 2014
Kate Fleetwood ...  Kate Cloth 2 episodes, 2012
Elizabeth Bromby Elizabeth Bromby ...  PC Cardboard Cutout 2 episodes, 2012
Raquel Cassidy ...  Clare Hawkchurch 2 episodes, 2012
Ben Bishop ...  Twitch 2 episodes, 2013
Adrian Dunbar ...  Damien Vull 2 episodes, 2014
Barbara Drennan ...  Jill 2 episodes, 2014
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Andy Preacherman 2 episodes, 2012
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Darren Crossway 2 episodes, 2012
Brian Peck ...  Albert Stafford 2 episodes, 2012
Jeany Spark ...  Gemma 2 episodes, 2012
Adam Tandy ...  Robin Stork 2 episodes, 2012-2013
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Katarina Cas ...  Katya 2 episodes, 2013
Elliot Levey ...  Aiden Hawkchurch 2 episodes, 2012
Emma Campbell-Jones ...  Gavina Duntish 2 episodes, 2012
Tommy Vine Tommy Vine ...  Nigel 2 episodes, 2013
Adam Englander Adam Englander ...  Tiger 2 episodes, 2013
Laura Swift ...  Oldman Double 2 episodes, 2012
Jessie Morell Jessie Morell ...  Ivy Branch 2 episodes, 2014
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DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.

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English

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26 August 2012 (UK) See more »

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Pusztító páros See more »

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The title is a parody of A Touch of Frost (1992). "Touching cloth" is a slang description of being in dire need to defecate and the faeces is in contact with underwear. See more »

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A Touch of Cloth – TV Review
18 September 2012 | by mail-479-241123See all my reviews

Produced by Adam Tandy (The Thick of It), Charlie Brooker's new cop show "A Touch of Cloth" (penned with TV Burp writer Dan Maier) is quite simply brilliant. In every scene, every line of dialogue, you can almost taste Brooker's bitter, vitriolic view of the universe, and that makes it very funny indeed.

DI Jack Cloth is beautifully underplayed by John Hannah, who I still cannot watch without expecting him, at any moment, to utter "stop all the clocks," and burst into tears. Cloth has the usual arbitrary, drink soaked, tragic past, and he and his partner Anne Oldman (pronounced Old Man) soon find themselves at Rundowne Estate, investigating the grisly murder of a pensioner. As the murders stack-up, and the blood splatters gratuitously, the gags come thick and fast. Naked Gun meets The Comic Strip. Airplane meets CSI Miami on the set of The Bill.

Brooker & Maier employ visual and verbal repetition with the flair of Seth McFarlance, and use deconstruction delightfully – like when police chief Tom Boss tells his team to get over to crime scenes "during the ad break". The script may be a little unsubtle at times, but who cares. Watch it, record it and then watch it again.

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