The UCOS team reinvestigates the murder of an unnamed vagrant strangled on a tube train 15 years ago when DNA tests on a suspect in a warehouse robbery reveal him to be the dead man's son.moreless
Back on their home turf, the gang set about getting back to business as usual - playing the long con. Porn czar Dickie Brennan has his eye set on owning a prize-winning horse and his ruthless ways make him confident that he'll get what he wants. Of course, the Hustle crew are more than willing to lend a hand, even though they know nothing about horses.
Meanwhile, Danny is focused on finding a new grifter to complete the team and begins interviews. Billy Bond isn't giving up on getting noticed and will stop at nothing to joing the gang even though Danny has his heart set on a pretty lady member.
Childminder Carolyn Norwood arrives at the home of 14-month-old Vicki Warwick to discover that the baby's mother Susan has been attacked and baby Vicki has been taken. Jane Tennison has just been discharged from hospital having terminated her pregnancy. She has now been promoted to superintendent. When Susan starts to recover she tells Jane that she has seen a strange man with two little girls watching her and her baby in the park. The description fits that of paedophile Chris Hughes, who has recently come out of prison. Could he be Jane's prime suspect?moreless
Lovejoy buys a set of James Gillray drawings, which turn out to be copies. While trying to sell them, Eric finds a stolen statue with an aristocratic connection at the house of some friends of Jane's. Then there's a Royal Visit to consider...
He also has a dance with Jane, newly separated from Alexander...