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.
Glasgow UCOS (#909Z) Duration: 51:54 STEREO
Standing and McAndrew travel to Glasgow, where a new UCOS section is being established. While there, they agree to help investigate the unsolved murder of a bookie called James Soutar, and the case brings McAndrew face-to-face with an old adversary.
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End of the Line (#802Z) Duration: 52:11 STEREO
UCOS reinvestigates the murder of an unnamed vagrant on a tube train
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Part of a Whole (#910Z) Duration: 52:15 STEREO
Thirty years ago, Strickland and a group of his associates, including Stephen Fisher, were involved in a covert operation on behalf of MI5. Now, someone is trying to kill all the members of that group and Strickland turns to the UCOS team for help.
Lost In Translation (#803Z) Duration: 52:08 STEREO
UCOS are drawn into a world of immigration loopholes, Albanian gangs and family feuds.
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Bermondsey Boy (#1101H) Duration: 54:27 STEREO
The UCOS team has some fresh new faces, with feisty Sasha Miller and unorthodox Dan Griffin now established as permanent squad members. Previously a member of the Kidnap Unit, new boss DCI Miller is firm but fair; her warm, inclusive style brings a new dynamic to the group. The second new addition, Dan, has now earned his colleagues' trust with his fierce intelligence and unassuming manner. This season sees the team tackle ten individual cases, while a variety of personal stories weave throughout each episode. Sasha tries to reconcile her relationship with her ex-husband; Dan learns to deal with empty nest syndrome when his daughter leaves for university; and old hands Steve and Gerry both have personal struggles of their own to overcome.
This episode: As Sasha is forced to work alongside her ex-husband when he fills in for Strickland, Gerry returns to his roots in Bermondsey for his youngest daughter's wedding. As a consequence, he is thrown into a case involving the possible murder of an architecture student who is also the grandson of an old friend who has just been released from prison. Back at UCOS, Dan puts the body language skills he has learnt on an FBI course to the test.
Setting Out Your Stall (#804Z) Duration: 49:50 STEREO
UCOS reinvestigates the unexplained death of a popular market trader.
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Tender Loving Care (#1102H) Duration: 1:01:16 STEREO
The team investigates the unsolved killing of brilliant young doctor Lydia Dryden in a case that takes them into the two very different worlds of public and private medicine. Danny Griffin is bereft when daughter Holly leaves home to start university, so his UCOS colleagues throw some fun distractions his way. And he might even be about to acquire a pet.
Moving Target (#805Z) Duration: 51:47 STEREO
UCOS reinvestigate a hit and run that left a cycle courier with a serious brain injury.
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Deep Swimming (#1103H) Duration: 53:27 STEREO
The team looks into the death of a terrorist 30 years previously after his daughter receives an anonymous note claiming he was murdered - an investigation that takes them right back to the Greenham Common anti-nuclear protests. Meanwhile, Sasha agrees to go for dinner with her ex-husband Ned, which he is hoping will lead to a reconciliation.
Objects of Desire (#806Z) Duration: 50:18 STEREO
The murder of a respected antiques dealer reunites DSI Sandra Pullman with an old flame.
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Ghosts (#1104H) Duration: 52:55 STEREO
When an 80-year-old woman with dementia walks into a South London police station and asks to report a murder, the team find themselves investigating the disappearance of police officer Jimmy Hargreaves, who went missing in 1956. Steve McAndrew's teenage son Stewie is arrested for buying weed and Steve must come face to face with his ex-wife Tricia, whom he hasn't seen for ten years.
The Gentleman Vanishes (#807Z) Duration: 52:05 STEREO
The UCOS team reinvestigate the disappearance of a prominent physics professor.
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London Underground (#1105H) Duration: 54:00 STEREO
When the body of film critic Oliver Houghton is found in the Thames (at the point where the Fleet flows into it) Sasha Miller is forced to work alongside her ex-husband Ned Hancock again. UCOS delves into the victim's past and explores his link to the murder of a conceptual artist 20 years previously, while Hancock's knowledge of London's hidden past proves invaluable when a piece of occult footage from the 1970s plunges the investigators into the macabre world of human sacrifice.
Only The Brave (#808Z) Duration: 51:52 STEREO
The team reinvestigate the murder of Eddie Chapman, leader of a notorious motorbike gang.
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Romans Ruined (#1106H) Duration: 1:00:06 STEREO
When a Roman sword is discovered with traces of blood on it, the DNA is linked to an unidentified, headless corpse found near Heathrow in March 2008. The team search a lock-up belonging to the owner of the sword, a body builder called Mark Rix who died of a suspected heart attack, also in 2008. When they find the missing head they start looking for connections between the original murder and Rix's death. Dan Griffin is told his wife Sarah might be discharged from a secure hospital, following a break down several years earlier. This seems like a cruel irony when he's starting to develop feelings for colleague Fiona Kennedy - the forensic anthropologist working with them on their current 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?
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