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.
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?
- KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 12:00am
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
Queen and Country (#903Z) Duration: 50:15 STEREO
UCOS reinvestigate the death of Annabel Tilson, a diplomat in the Foreign Office whose body was discovered in a frozen river on Christmas Day 2008. Having suffered a miscarriage and been demoted at work, Annabel's death was presumed to be suicide. This view is shared by her devastated husband Eddie. However, Annabel's eccentric twin sister Minnie is convinced that she was murdered to cover up a conspiracy within the Foreign Office. Eddie is profoundly deaf, and working with an interpreter prompts Detective Superintendent Standing to start learning sign language himself in the hope of reconnecting with his deaf cousin Danny. Meanwhile, Pullman clashes with Annabel's old boss Peter Hammond, and starts to wonder if Minnie's conspiracy theory could be right after all.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
In Vino Veritas (#1107H) Duration: 1:00:35 STEREO
When a Turkish girl working illegally in Dalston is arrested, UCOS want to talk to her about the unsolved murder of pub landlord Richard Gibson, who died in a fire at his pub The Gladstone in 2009. Richard's dire financial situation led the police at the time to mark the fire down as suspected arson and his death as suicide. What UCOS want to know is why Ayse, his live-in barmaid, disappeared without a trace on the same night.
The Girl Who Lived (#904Z) Duration: 50:01 STEREO
The UCOS team's feathers are ruffled when Steve McAndrew, a retired detective from Glasgow, descends on the office like a bundle of Scottish energy. Brought in to reinvestigate one of his original cases - the disappearance of teenager Georgia Wright - McAndrew's policing methods raise a few eyebrows. And he has a few tricks up his sleeve that make Brian and Gerry look like slaves to the rule book.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
The English Defence (#1108H) Duration: 53:45 STEREO
While investigating the murder of 55 year-old interpreter Agnes Bradley, the UCOS team gets a partial DNA match from a teenage boy who once threw a brick onto a motorway as a dare. They interview the boy to see if one of his male relations could be the murderer, only to discover that his mother was raped and they could be looking for a rapist-turned-murderer. Agnes was a chess enthusiast so Gerry Standing and Steve McAndrew interview members of her local club while Sasha Miller and Strickland investigate leads from Agnes's working life, where they meet a Chilean diplomat with a possible axe to grind. Steve McAndrew's elderly father is dying, so he brings him to a London hospice for his last days.
Body of Evidence (#905Z) Duration: 51:58 STEREO
When the body of missing computer expert Martin Longthorn turns up in the morgue of a teaching hospital under a false name and address, the UCOS team finds themselves drawn into the unfamiliar world of online hacktivists. Martin worked for the Metropolitan Police and his disappearance caused concern at the time. Why was his body hidden - and by whom? Meanwhile, Lane finds it difficult to accept McAndrew as the new UCOS team member and Esther is forced to intervene.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
Breadcrumbs (#1109H) Duration: 54:21 STEREO
When cold-crime enthusiast Ellen Barker is murdered, a photo of Dan Griffin is found at her house. Griffin is interviewed by the murder team, who realize that Ellen was a friend of his. The senior investigating officer assigned to Ellen's murder investigation is DCI Grace Mackie, one of Sasha Miller's contemporaries from their Hendon training. Griffin is convinced that the last case Ellen was looking at could lead to her killer, and heads to Minchampton, where a woman called Sally Tunstall was murdered 25 years ago by local lad Dougie Haynes.
Love Means Nothing In Tennis (#906Z) Duration: 50:09 STEREO
UCOS investigates the case of 16-year-old tennis champion Alice Kemp, who fell to her death from the balcony of a penthouse apartment after losing a crucial match. As the team delves into this competitive world, Standing wonders if he did enough to encourage his own daughter's sporting ambitions.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me