Three former detectives thought they were retired-until the lovely and persuasive superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast) recruited them to right the wrongs of the past. Now members of the unsolved crimes unit of the Metropolitan Police, they reinvestigate tough cases no one else can crack.
Their methods are old-fashioned, and they don't care about the rules because they have little to lose. Gerry Standing (Denis Waterman, The Sweeney) is thrice divorced; Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Bleak House) is depressed; and Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair) is mourning the death of his wife, killed by a hit-and-run driver. But their camaraderie is real and their skills are still sharp. 8 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 480 minutes, SDH.
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Episode 1: Casualty
Jack seeks revenge after learning who killed his wife, but his rash actions put the whole team in the hospital. Sandra suspects that a DCI sent to help her is really a spy, and the team pulls together to reinvestigate a suspicious death.
Episode 2: God's Waiting Room
Sandra's personal and professional lives collide when her mother takes ill. After finding a perfect nursing home, she learns that a suicide there may have been a murder. Worried, Sandra ignores orders to leave the case alone.
Episode 3: Ducking and Diving
An armored van found at the bottom of a lake is linked to an unsolved murder and a man's disappearance. When the team learns that the van was ransacked underwater, Sandra makes a shocking discovery.
Episode 4: Nine Lives
Was a rich old woman murdered, or did she die of natural causes? Much of the evidence disappeared when the body lay undiscovered for two weeks. Meanwhile, the list of suspects includes an angry neighbor and a devoted caregiver.
Episode 5: Powerhouse
A suitcase filled with cash found in an attic reopens a 50-year-old murder case. A man was convicted and hanged for the crime, but as the team reexamines the evidence, clues point to a blackmail plot.
Episode 6: Buried Treasure
After Brian's dog digs up a human skeleton on the common, a criminal's widow confesses to murder and a local youth worker is suspiciously curious. Tests on the bones lead the team to wonder if the common hides the remains of more victims.
Episode 7: Curse of Beauty
The discovery of a camera and film in a pub toilet sheds light on a 20-year-old murder case. When the film is developed, the detectives find puzzling images. Meanwhile, Brian goes through a dark time, and Gerry feels snubbed by his own daughter.
Episode 8: Big Topped
Why did a circus ringmaster die, and where are his feet? Sandra's boss has personal reasons for wanting the case reopened. Sandra also learns more about her father's death 30 years ago and discovers that her team has kept a devastating secret from her.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 480 minutes
Number of discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"First class entertainment"--Daily Mail (UK)
"Top notch guilty-pleasure viewing"--The Guardian (UK)
"Fresh and clever"--Evening Standard (UK)
"The crime show to watch"--Liverpool Daily Post (UK)
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, TRIC Award Winner for TV Crime Programme (2009)