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 Face for Radio (#503) Duration: 49:58 STEREO
The team reinvestigates the murder of a popular DJ who died live on air after an arson attack at 80s music station Roxy Radio. Brian Lane is determined to find the missing Jack Halford when Sandra and Gerry threaten to quit rather than work with a new team member.
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Into The Woods (#1006H) Duration: 54:14 STEREO
When blood-stained clothes belonging to Simon Belgrade, missing for five years, are uncovered in Epping Forest, UCOS find themselves trying to solve the conundrum of what seems to have been the perfect vanishing act. Standing finally faces up to a childhood fear, while Griffin is a comfort to Pullman as she passes a milestone and McAndrew makes a big decision about his son.
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Loyalties and Royalties (#504) Duration: 49:58 STEREO
Gerry meets his heroes, the 70s rock band Bad Faith, when the team investigate the death of its lead guitarist. It is over 30 years since the group split up, however, and the ageing rockers do not quite live up to the legends Gerry remembers. Meanwhile, determined to prevent UCOS from disbanding, Brian finally tracks down Jack and tries to persuade him to return.
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Things Can Only Get Better (#1007H) Duration: 54:10 STEREO
When the team investigates the death of an MP's researcher and find themselves in hot pursuit of a mysterious Bosnian woman, Strickland introduces Pullman to a war crimes prosecutor who proves to be more than helpful to their case.
Couldn't Organize One (#505) Duration: 49:50 STEREO
The team investigate the death of the Chief Brewer at Felspar's Brewery which proves to be rather intoxicating for the boys. For Sandra Pullman, the case has a more personal agenda and she learns some difficult truths about her dead father.
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The One That Got Away (#1008H) Duration: 54:25 STEREO
Pullman seizes the chance to solve a murder that she believes is linked to her first ever case, and the team start putting together a jigsaw puzzle of suspects from a photograph taken in a London park in the 90s. Eventually faced with increasing pressure to hand over the investigation, Sandra makes a huge decision, which is going to change UCOS forever. (Reappearance by James Bolam as Jack Halford, final appearance of Amanda Redman as Sandra Pullman.)
Magic, Majestic (#506) Duration: 50:00 STEREO
The team investigate the art of illusion when they reopen a case involving a magic trick that ended in murder. Powerful mind games and hypnosis prove a dangerous mix for Brian Lane, however, sending him down a destructive path. Meanwhile, a session with the Magic Circle's Dr Moroni leaves a sceptical Gerry Standing feeling paranoid and his colleagues a little nervous around him.
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Roots (#1009H) Duration: 54:23 STEREO
A new regime begins at UCOS with the arrival of new boss DCI Sasha Miller. An unexploded World War II bomb is unearthed on an urban allotment in west London, dredging up a long-hidden murder weapon, and the team find themselves investigating a ritualistic killing of an Italian immigrant from 25 years ago. During the investigation, Gerry struggles to accept his new boss, and adamant that she is not pulling her weight, threatens to quit UCOS. Can Sasha earn the respect of UCOS's longest-serving officer by cracking the case? (First appearance of Tamzin Outhwaite as Sasha Miller.)
Communal Living (#507) Duration: 50:05 STEREO
As Brian Lane struggles to control and conceal his desire to drink again, he finds the perfect refuge in a commune at the centre of the team's investigation into the death of a university student. The case also helps Gerry face up to his relationship with Emily, who has not spoken to him since she discovered the truth about the DNA test at Ricky Hanson's trial.
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Wild Justice (#1010H) Duration: 54:23 STEREO
Miller is faced with a dilemma when the investigation of a corrupt senior officer calls into question the conviction of Edward Monroe - whom she believes to be guilty of murdering her old work partner. Pre-empting an appeal, UCOS must carry out preliminary investigative work for Strickland. As things begin to look like someone else could be guilty of the crime in question, can Miller hide a key fact from the team or will she do the right thing? Meanwhile, Steve McAndrew is forced to finally face his past when his long-lost son Stewie unexpectedly turns up looking for a place to stay. However, father and son struggle to strike up a bond.
Mad Dogs (#508) Duration: 50:07 STEREO
Ministry of Defence spooks try to silence the UCOS team when they re-investigate the death of British soldier Eric Trimble. Just weeks before a tour of duty in Iraq, Trimble, along with three other squaddies was sent to the MoD's Influenza Research Unit (IRU) to take part in a medical trial.
The War Against Drugs (#601) Duration: 49:56 STEREO
After being pestered by his wife Esther, Brian checks himself into a rehabilitation clinic run by monks to try to cure his alcohol problem. After hearing about an unsolved death there some years before he calls in his colleagues to investigate, but there is one problem: Esther doesn't want them anywhere near him! After deciding to help anyway, Gerry goes in undercover in the guise of a sex addict to try and piece together exactly what happened.
The Truth Is Out There (#602) Duration: 49:59 STEREO
Jack investigates a UFO conspiracy
Fresh Starts (#603) Duration: 49:15 STEREO
Gerry takes pity on David Fleeting, who claims a sighting of his wife Victoria, who apparently died in a car crash eighteen months earlier while he was working abroad. The body was identified by her sister Sarah, but it seems she was lying and she disappears. An exhumation shows the dead woman is a Turkish immigrant whom Victoria, a lawyer at a drop-in centre, was advising and who went missing.
Shadow Show (#604) Duration: 50:01 STEREO
Gloria Gransford, an ex-actress, draws the UCOS attention to an internet-posted clip of her being assaulted in a film she made in 1990 called 'Shadow Show', after which the producer, Gloria's ex-husband Max Stone, was stabbed to death and the leading lady, Eva Roderick, disappeared. The director Don Maddox, another of Gloria's ex-husbands, is egotistical and evasive when questioned. While the only other surviving crew member from the film - who posted the clip - is found dead, and his young boyfriend goes on the run in search of Eva, who now has a new identity. Brian finds himself defusing a developing siege situation.