Dark and harrowing crime drama, starring Stephen Tompkinson as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-09-27

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Caroline Catz (born October 19, 1969) is an English film, television, theatre and radio actress, best known for her role as Louisa Glasson in Doc Martin since 2004. Her other roles have included Detective Inspector Kate Ashurst in Murder in Suburbia, Detective Inspector Helen Morton in DCI Banks, and PC Cheryl Hutchins in The Vice.

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Catz began acting in the early 1990s, initially playing minor roles. On registering with Equity, she discovered that an actress with the name Caroline Caplan was already registered, so she had to choose a different professional name. She played opposite Michael Kitchen in a TV movie, The Guilty, that opened in June 1992. In 1994 she took a lead role in the BBC's All Quiet on the Preston Front, which ran for three series. She followed this with a spell in The Bill as Rosie Fox, during which she met Michael Higgs, who later became her husband. Her part in The Bill was the first of four long-term roles in which she played police officers; in The Vice she was a PC, in Murder in Suburbia and DCI Banks she was a Detective Inspector. Since 2004, Catz has starred in ITV's Doc Martin, where she plays primary school headmistress Louisa Glasson. Catz has continued to appear in one-off roles, including In Denial of Murder, in which she played real-life murder victim Wendy Sewell, and in an episode of Hotel Babylon. She also appeared in a two-part episode of Single Handed entitled The Stolen Child as Dr Maggie Hunter. Originally shown in Ireland in January 2008, it was broadcast by ITV on 9 August 2009. From 2012 until 2016, she played Detective Inspector Helen Morton in DCI Banks. In November 2016, ITV cancelled the show. In 2014, Catz directed the documentary titled A Message to the World...Whatever Happened to Jesse Hector? Also in 2014, she narrated the BBC's television documentary Ebola – The Search for a Cure. Catz starred in the 2016 BBC One sitcom series I Want My Wife Back, playing the role of Bex. In 2018, she was the narrator on Britain's Biggest Warship, a documentary series about the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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