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.
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.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 4:00pm
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
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
The Queen's Speech (#1110H) Duration: 59:53 STEREO
When a dug-up time capsule is found to contain a cassette tape made by murdered schoolgirl Amy Taskerland, UCOS are assigned to the case. Sixteen year-old Amy was murdered on the night of her school disco in 1983. The team interviews Amy's best friend Harriet as well as the current headmaster Mr Hines, who had been her teacher. Dan Griffin analyses the strange mix of music and poetry on the tape and discovers that Amy was using words from a speech written in secret for the Queen and only intended for broadcast in the event of a nuclear war. UCOS must find out how this troubled schoolgirl got hold of it in 1983 and whether her possession of this incendiary state secret led to her murder. The team becomes aware that Robert Strickland is keeping his own secret from them - he seems troubled and keeps joining them in the pub. Gerry Standing goes on his future son-in-law's stag night and Miller has her first real romance since the divorce from Ned.
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
Last Man Standing Part 1 (#1201H) Duration: 54:15 STEREO
Gerry is spooked by the discovery of UCOS's latest victim: his old DCI, whose body has lain untouched under a basement for 30 years. As deep-rooted accusations of police corruption and underhand dealings begin to surface, Gerry has to face up to some skeletons in his own closet, and it's a race against time for the team to help before his murky past catches up with him. While he's supposed to be babysitting his grandson, Gerry is convinced only he holds the key to the investigation and leaves the team quite literally holding the baby as he goes AWOL in a bid to uncover the truth.
Last Man Standing Part 2 (#1202H) Duration: 53:47 STEREO
With UCOS coming under fire and Strickland in a difficult position, Gerry is forced to go on the run with Danny's help, whilst Steve, Sasha and Fiona search for the proof they need to prove his innocence - despite Gerry remaining tight-lipped about his involvement with dodgy dealings in his old unit. The stakes are higher than ever as the team goes after a big crime family, and it's those closest to Gerry who face the consequences of his actions. (first Appearance of Larry Lamb as Ted Case.)
The Curate's Egg (#1203H) Duration: 54:14 STEREO
Danny and Steve "welcome" new boss Ted Case into the UCOS office in Sasha's absence, but for all his wealth of experience, keen eye for detail and a killer instinct for detecting liars, they aren't quite as sold on his superstitious quirks. While busy trying to work one another out, the team must tread carefully in the case of a brutally murdered vicar who received racist hate mail in the lead up to his death. With emotions running high it's up to Ted to pull together his new unit and keep the peace within a dangerously fractured family in one of UCOS' most sensitive cases yet. Elsewhere, a nervous Danny ends up bloodier than Fiona's Beef Wellington when her parents come for dinner - while Steve sharpens up for his new boss.