The old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad are about to meet new faces. But first, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast) and her loyal team-Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney), Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Garrow's Law), and Steve McAndrew (Denis Lawson, Bleak House)-will solve their final cases together, bringing justice to decades-old murders that stumped London's Metropolitan Police.
After Brian's reckless behavior endangers his place on the team, brainy Danny Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst, Only Fools and Horses) steps in and rubs the rest of the squad the wrong way. Later, Sandra makes a choice that means a new boss for UCOS: feisty, fearless DCI Sasha Miller (Tamzin Outhwaite, EastEnders). The result is "a welcome new lease of life" (The Daily Telegraph, U.K.) for a show that has "plenty more tricks up its sleeve" (Western Daily Press, U.K.). 10 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 590 minutes, SDH.
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Episode 1: The Rock, Part 1
Haunted by a failure from his past, Brian makes a rash decision. When a pistol found in the Thames is linked to two unsolved murders, Sandra and the team travel to Gibraltar in search of answers.
Episode 2: The Rock, Part 2
As the team works to unravel two related murders that happened years apart, a third body turns up, and the Gibraltar police chief blames Sandra for stirring up the past. A young boy's drawings provide valuable clues, and Brian takes an action that seals his fate.
Episode 3: The Sins of the Father
New evidence frees a getaway car driver who was jailed 16 years ago for killing his wife. Gerry is furious; he worked on the original investigation and feels his reputation is on the line. Brian, meanwhile, faces the possibility that his career is over.
Episode 4: The Little Brother
Brian has been dismissed and there's no going back. With time on his hands, he agrees to help his wife's friend find her missing brother. He crosses paths with Sandra and the team, whose investigation of a con man overlaps his case.
Episode 5: Cry Me a River
Armed with new DNA evidence, the team looks into the unsolved 30-year-old murder of a Soho pornographer. Recently retired detective Danny Griffin arrives as Brian's replacement. He soon proves his worth, but Gerry thinks he's a mole.
Episode 6: Into the Woods
Four years ago, a man disappeared during his morning run. When his bloodstained ID card is found, the team is called in to investigate what seems like the perfect vanishing act. Meanwhile, Gerry faces a childhood fear, and Sandra copes with the anniversary of her father's death.
Episode 7: Things Can Only Get Better
In 1997, on the eve of the Labour Party's landslide victory, a young political aide was murdered. The discovery of an offshore bank account in his name containing PS40,000 puts the team on the trail of a mysterious Bosnian woman.
Episode 8: The One That Got Away
A photo of a missing 19-year-old surfaces on the 17th anniversary of her disappearance. That case was Sandra's first, and now she's determined to solve it, despite pressure to hand over the investigation. Faced with a new opportunity, Sandra turns for advice to a beloved voice from the past.
Episode 9: Roots
With Sandra gone, Gerry, Steve, and Danny await the arrival of their new boss, DCI Sasha Miller. Arriving fresh from a SWAT raid, she jumps into her first case with the team: the 25-year-old unsolved murder of an Italian immigrant. Gerry struggles to accept the new regime.
Episode 10: Wild Justice
The team has 24 hours to investigate a corrupt senior official who may have suppressed evidence. The case has ties to Sasha's past: a crime boss jailed because of the official's actions may have murdered her former partner on the force. Although her personal life has fallen apart, Sasha now feels part of the UCOS team.
- New Tricks in Gibraltar
- Photo gallery
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 590 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains strong language and sexual situations.
"Slick, satisfying"--The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Some of the best actors on television"--The Times (UK)