This long-running, award-winning series combines masterful storytelling with tense crime solving, indelible characters, and sly humor. Amanda Redman (Sexy Beast
) stars as dishy, driven superintendent Sandra Pullman. She heads a team of aging detectives pulled out of retirement for a job they're uniquely qualified to do: tackle cold cases-some of them decades old.
Each detective has a gloomy personal history. Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair
) lost his wife to a hit-and-run driver. Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney
) is a ladies' man with a past he'd prefer to keep quiet. Brian Lane (Bleak House
) is an alcoholic with marital problems. Even workaholic Sandra must cope with a shattering secret, revealed during a grisly situation. Season Six of the hit detective drama finds the team in top form, cracking cases and jokes with equal flair. 8 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 470 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: The War Against Drugs
Rehab can be murder. Soon after Brian starts treatment for alcoholism, a chance remark sends him on the trail of an unsolved death. The rest of the team is supposed to stay away, but they can't resist joining in.
Episode 2: Death of a Timeshare Salesman
A former call girl finds God and confesses her sins, including one that leads the team to reconsider the death of a dodgy timeshare dealer. What was formerly judged a suicide may be murder, especially when a fingerprint points towards a notorious criminal.
Episode 3: The Truth Is Out There
When the team reopens the case of a respected journalist's death, they confront UFO conspiracy theories and American government cover-ups. What did the journalist see before he died? Did he really kill himself, or was he murdered?
Episode 4: Shadow Show
When disturbing clips from a 1990 film noir are posted on the Internet, the team takes another look at an actress's disappearance and a producer's murder. Brian and Jack learn more than they want to know about modern policing.
Episode 5: The Last Laugh
After celebrating Gerry's birthday at a comedy club, the team reinvestigates the 25-year-old disappearance of two young political activists. Their inquiry leads to an extreme right-wing group with links to Ricky Hanson, the man who murdered Jack's wife.
Episode 6: Fresh Starts
After a desperate man insists that he saw his dead wife at a playground, Gerry agrees to help him learn the truth. An exhumation and a DNA test raise more questions than they answer. Meanwhile, Brian has problems at home.
Episode 7: Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Jack intervenes in a dispute on a luxury yacht and learns surprising news about a deadly riverboat disaster. At the time, it was called an accident, but the daughter of a tug captain insists it was sabotage--and she has a witness.
Episode 8: Meat Is Murder
Decades after a butcher went missing, his body is found neatly cut into pieces. While reinvestigating a related murder, the team uncovers more connections than they expected. Gerry is forced to confront his past, and Sandra makes a shocking discovery
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 470 minutes plus bonus programming
Number of discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Wonderful performances from terrific TV actors"--Daily Mirror (UK)
"Played for warmth, laughter, and character"--London Evening Standard (UK)
"Offbeat, amusing, and well written"--Deseret (UT) News
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, TRIC Award Winner for TV Crime Programme (2009)
Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award Nomination for Soap/Series (TV) (2007)