This series follows the antics of an eccentric group of ex-police officers brought out of retirement to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. They each had a variety of reasons for handing over their badges and accepting premature retirement. But their hunger to right the wrongs of the past is still strong, and they're willing to resort to the most unconventional methods if it means they can close a case.
Meat Is Murder (#608) Duration: 51:08 STEREO
When the team reinvestigate the murder of a doctor at Smithfield Market 33 years ago, Gerry is forced to admit to his past. But it is the results of a routine DNA test that lead Pullman to make a shattering discovery about her own family.
Casualty (#401) Duration: 50:04 STEREO
Hell-bent on avenging his wife's death, Jack Halford is prepared to risk everything to kill the man responsible, Ricky Hanson. As Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman becomes aware of the dangerous situation Halford has put himself in, she has to act fast to prevent him confronting his nemesis, resulting in a crash that jeopardizes the future of the entire team. With Gerry Standing, Brian Lane and Halford hospitalized, Pullman is forced to accept temporary help at UCOS from the super efficient DCI Karen Hardwick, a woman who irritates Pullman on every level. Threatened by a new face in the office and desperate to prove that they are still a crack team, even from a hospital bed, the boys need a case. So when their consultant Dr Finlay McKenzie mentions the suspicious death of a patient on their ward ten years ago, they seize the opportunity to reinvestigate, hoping it will hold the team together.
God's Waiting Room (#402) Duration: 50:04 STEREO
Sandra Pullman's private and professional worlds clash when her mother Grace suffers a fall and needs care. Mother and daughter do not share a close relationship, so when Grace temporarily moves in with Sandra, sparks fly. However, the two do agree that Grace can no longer live on her own and they set about finding a suitable nursing home for her. On the surface, Whitemead seems perfect, until one of the residents, Leonard, confides that the death of another elderly resident, his fiancee Maggie Newley, a year previously, was covered up and passed off as suicide. Despite hearing this and to Sandra's dismay, Grace sets her heart on moving into Whitemead's. Since the alleged murder doesn't fall under her department's remit, but wanting to act in the best interests of her mother, Pullman is forced to turn a blind eye to her team's suggestion of an unofficial undercover investigation. Jack Halford reluctantly agrees to play the role of elderly relative and manages to secure a place for himself at the home. Like a thorn in Halford's side, Gerry Standing takes great delight in playing the concerned son visiting his old dad and in an ironic twist, neurotic Brian Lane, gets to play his doctor. But it soon becomes clear that the calm facade of the home belies jealousies and petty crimes. With Maggie's family and Leonard insisting the she would not have taken her own life, the team discovers a link to her prescribed medication and that she had a love rival at the home, Pru Saunders. But would a dotty old woman really commit murder for love?
Ducking and Diving (#403) Duration: 51:58 STEREO
When an armoured security van is found at the bottom of a lake, a link is made to Michael Dudley who disappeared 17 years ago. Michael's disappearance coincided with the murder of Marie Sinclair. With the discovery of the van revealing that it was ransacked whilst underwater, and with Marie's murder remaining unsolved, the team decides to reopen the case. Andrew Sinclair (Marie's husband and owner of the security firm and the chief suspect at the time) continues to insist he is entirely innocent, but his story doesn't quite add up. A visit to the new owner of the security firm, Steve Palmer, doesn't provide Gerry Standing with records he was hoping to find, but it does result in Palmer making the cash-starved Standing an offer he can't refuse. Brian Lane looks into the dive clubs that would have had access to the lake over the years, which leads him to diving instructors Martin Viner and Trisha, but that appears to be another dead end. Frustrated by the pace of the investigation, Pullman decides to make the dive herself to take a closer look at the van. It's a risky strategy, but it pays off when she finds the murder weapon on the van and the team is able to trace it back to Sinclair. But just when the team finally believes it is getting closer to solving the case, a key witness is murdered.
Nine Lives (#404) Duration: 50:02 STEREO
A family feud erupts when a rich, lonely old woman, Dorothy Hepple, is found dead in her home, leaving all her money and property to her beloved cats, rather than her nephew Harry, and niece Caroline. Her body remained undiscovered for two weeks and the cause of death was undetermined, but the fact that her cats were deliberately locked in the house with her body, makes Jack Halford suspicious. There appears to have been no love lost between the late Ms Hepple and her neighbour Tim Cuswell, and while her carer Dale seems to have been devoted to her, his motives are questionable.
Powerhouse (#405) Duration: 50:02 STEREO
The team reinvestigates the 1950s murder of Frederick Tully, a young wages clerk at Battersea Power Station. Patrick Dunne was hung for Tully's murder, but his granddaughter, Hannah is waging a campaign to get Dunne posthumously pardoned. The discovery of a suitcase of used fivers in the attic of the former Tully home sheds new light on the case, revealing a possible blackmail plot. And when Sir Edward Chambers, the key witness against Dunne, retracts his evidence, the team has reason to question the original investigation. But with Hannah reluctant to cooperate with the police, it is left to Gerry Standing to charm her mother, June, in order to gain an insight into the case, which Standing takes a little too literally.
A Death in the Family (#901Z) Duration: 52:10 STEREO
Jack Halford deals a devastating blow to UCOS, he's quitting. But before the team - Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, Brian Lane and Gerry Standing - can question the reasons behind his decision and persuade him to stay, shadowy Whitehall Intelligence figure Stephen Fisher arrives with one of his secret cases, the unsolved murder of a woman dating back 100 years, giving them just 24 hours to solve it. Will the team manage to change Jack's mind?
Old School Ties (#902Z) Duration: 52:14 STEREO
When the body of young PE teacher Jason Bowe is discovered in woodlands adjoining a prestigious boarding school, UCOS are asked to investigate the case quickly and discreetly. However, with the school busy preparing for a visit by prominent MP Geoffrey Parks, its headmistress is less than happy about the UCOS team's presence there. When Standing makes a discovery about another teacher, the team realizes that they're dealing with a much wider and more complicated series of crimes that go back many years. Meanwhile, Standing pushes Pullman to find a replacement for Halford, and Lane struggles to cope with the secret he's been keeping.