Karen Gillan to star in Touch of Cloth on Sky One

by SteveRogerson

Karen Gillan, best know for playing Amy Pond in Doctor Who, is to feature as rookie cop Kerry Newblood on Touch of Cloth on Sky One on 9th and 10th August 2014.

The third two part adventure for Charlie Brooker's much acclaimed police detective comedy Touch of Cloth sees DCI Jack Cloth (played by John Hannah) investigating the murder of his brother Terry, also played by Hannah. The show sees the return of his assistant DI Anne Oldman played by Suranne Jones and the arrival of new recruit Kerry Newblood, played by Karen Gillan.

Suranne Jones and Karen Gillan in Touch of Cloth
Suranne Jones and Karen Gillan in Touch of Cloth
Photo from Sky One

Former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan is to star in the third series of comedy detective show Touch of Cloth. The two-part series – "Too Cloth for Comfort" –  is due to be shown on Sky One on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th of August 2014.

This is the third and final helping of Charlie Brooker's comedy. It took DCI Jack Cloth (played by John Hannah) a while to come to terms with his wife's murder and now he's hit with the news that his brother, Terry (also played by Hannah, with a wig and a beard), has been killed.

The troubled detective hopes to catch the mystery killer with help from his team, including number two DI Anne Oldman (played by Suranne Jones), who, nursing a Cloth-inflicted broken heart, has suddenly developed a savage drinking problem. He also has to deal with rookie Kerry Newblood, played by Karen Gillan.

Clues lead Cloth and co to a small English town called Funtcuck (be careful when saying out-loud) and a spa retreat where Terry was receiving treatment for anger issues against a certain sibling. Owner Damien Vull (played by Adrian Dunbar) is fast-tracked to the top of the prime suspect list – the man does love a sacrificial ceremony albeit without the sacrifice bit – but, when the body count starts to rise, Cloth realises that the culprit is, yes, closer to home.


About Karen Gillan

Scottish actress Karen Gillan plays new recruit Kerry Newblood, but is best known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, her first appearance in which was actually as a policewoman, but it turned out to be a kiss-o-gram. Playing Amy Pond won Gillan a National Television Award in 2012. She also plays blue-skinned assassin Nebula in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Her first TV appearance was in 2005 as Teri Cotter in an episode of Rebus. She played various parts in The Kevin Bishop Show from 2008 to 2009. Her first recurring role was as Coll in The Well in 2009. More recently she was Daisy in NTSF:SD:SUV and she is due to appear as Eliza Dooley in Selfie. Other film roles include Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending and Kaylie Russell in Oculus.


Also in Touch of Cloth

Stats man DC Asap Qureshi is played by Navin Chowdrey, DC Des Harihan is played by Adrian Bower and sex-obsessed forensic expert Natasha Sachet by Daisy Beaumont. Cloth’s boss ACC Tom Boss is played by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Joanna Roth plays Deborah Something, Barbara Drennan plays Jill, Claire Lubert plays Eva de Jong, Chris Hayward plays Frank Strang and Henry Miller plays Chris Niblsmf.


Team behind Touch of Cloth

Touch of Cloth was a Zeppatron production for Sky and was filmed in Uxbridge. It was written by Charlie Brooker, Daniel Maier, Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris and Ben Caudell. The executive producers were Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. The programme was produced by Mat Chaplin and directed by Jim O’Hanlon.

Updated: 08/06/2014, SteveRogerson
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DerdriuMarriner on 01/28/2022

SteveRogerson, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.
What happens to Cloth makes me think of the sayings on this side of the pond, Lose a spouse, shame on you, lose a sibling, shame on me and Lose a sibling, shame on you, lose a spouse, shame on me.

Were Cloth and his brother twins? Would it have been because of that or because of the popularity and versatility of the actor Hannah that prompted his playing both roles?

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