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.
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.
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Left Field (#703) Duration: 51:49 STEREO
The team investigates the case of a missing five-year-old, 25 years ago.
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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.
Dark Chocolate (#704) Duration: 51:25 STEREO
UCOS hunt a serial rapist in a chocolate factory which hides many dark secrets.
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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.
Good Morning Lemmings (#705) Duration: 52:00 STEREO
The team reinvestigates the death of celebrated graffiti artist Danny 'Flak' Tyler.
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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.
Fashion Victim (#706) Duration: 52:07 STEREO
The team reinvestigate the murder of fashion designer Ritchie Levene
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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.
Where There's Smoke (#707) Duration: 51:03 STEREO
UCOS receive information that a club fire in 1996 was a targeted arson attack.
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Coming Out Ball (#708) Duration: 51:50 STEREO
The team reinvestigate the 1983 abduction of 18-year-old debutante Barbara Linden-Warner.
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Gloves Off (#709) Duration: 49:44 STEREO
The gun used to murder a talented young boxer 15 years ago surfaces in an armed robbery.
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Dead Poets (#907Z) Duration: 52:05 STEREO
UCOS re-opens the case of Sean Docherty, a talented young poet whose burnt body was discovered ten years ago in the scrapyard of a known gangster. While Standing is convinced that the murder is related to Docherty's criminal connections, Lane is sure that the answer lies in his poetry.
The 4th Man (#710) Duration: 51:38 STEREO
The team find themselves drawn into a case involving high-level police corruption.
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Blue Flower (#908Z) Duration: 52:02 STEREO
UCOS investigates the murder of Max Klein, an East German immigrant whose mysterious last words translated as 'blue flower'. As the team pieces together Max's remarkable story, Pullman attempts to gain the trust of his estranged daughter Mia.
Old Fossils (#801Z) Duration: 52:08 STEREO
UCOS reinvestigate the 2001 death of a senior palaeontologist.
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