New Tricks

BBC (ended 2015)




Episode Guide

    • Where There's Smoke
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      UCOS reopen the case of a fire at Ealing's Union Club club in which a notorious criminal was killed in 1996. New evidence provided suggests that a serial arsonist is at large and that the killing of gang leader Mark Johnson may have been accidental.
    • A Death in the Family
      Season 9 - Episode 1

      Jack announces that he he has decided to leave the team, but before Sandra, Brian and Gerry can question his reasons, Whitehall figure Stephen Fisher shows up with one of his secret cases featuring the unsolved murder of a woman dating back around a hundred years. With only 24 hours to solve it, the team attempt to find time to get to the bottom of Jack's surprising decision and attempt to persuade him not to leave.

    • The Last Laugh
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      The team reinvestigate the disappearance of two young political activists who had waged a very public campaign against racist comedian Ray Harris. But the case takes a dramatic turn when UCOS discover the missing persons had infiltrated an extreme right-wing group with links to dangerous criminal Ricky Hanson, the man who murdered Halford's wife, Mary.moreless
    • Queen And Country
      Season 9 - Episode 3

      UCOS re-open the investigation of a diplomat who drowned in the Thames just before Christmas 2008. Her eccentric twin sister believes that the Foreign Office is behind the death of her diplomat sister, making Pullman wonder if there might be some truth to Minnie's paranoia but Gerry is convinced there is another answer

    • End of the Line
      Season 8 - Episode 2

      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.

    • Old Fossils
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      The murder of a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in 2001 opens the new series. The team discovers the victim was a respected but outspoken scientist with a knack for rubbing people up the wrong way - and when it comes out he was strongly opposed to the museum's sponsorship deal with a large fuel company, the ex-cops soon have plenty of suspects.moreless
    • The Fourth Man
      Season 7 - Episode 10

      The team reinvestigate a 30-year-old safety deposit robbery, and they soon find themselves being drawn into a case involving police corruption that threatens the future of the UCOS itself.

    • Part of a Whole
      Season 9 - Episode 9

      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.

    • Shadow Show
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Gloria Gransford, an ex-actress, draws the UCOS attention to an internet-posted clip of her being assaulted in a film she made in 1990 called 'Shadow Show', after which the producer, Gloria's ex-husband Max Stone, was stabbed to death and the leading lady, Eva Roderick, disappeared. The director Don Maddox, another of Gloria's ex-husbands, is egotistical and evasive when questioned. While the only other surviving crew member from the film - who posted the clip - is found dead, and his young boyfriend goes on the run in search of Eva, who now has a new identity. Brian finds himself defusing a developing siege situation.moreless
    • Congratulations
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      A convicted arsonist, son of a notorious criminal, is freed after it is discovered that he committed another crime when a fire was started in a school which burnt the caretaker.

      UCOS is asked to re-investigate and discover who really did it.
      Halford is determined to nail a vicious criminal who has so far eluded him and in doing so he puts himself in grave danger.

      But the team get distracted by other things and take their eye off the case, leading Pullman to become increasingly frustrated and weigh up an opportunity that could end her time in UCOS.moreless
    • Setting Out Your Stall
      Season 8 - Episode 4

      New information links the unexplained death of a market trader to a series of drug rapes in east London - but with that case still ongoing, UCOS are unable to question the chief suspect, so they have to look into their victim's past in their search for clues. Gerry soon finds a likely culprit in the shape of the market inspector who clamped his car, while Sandra has problems of a more personal nature when her hated mother arrives for a visit.

    • Lost in Translation
      Season 8 - Episode 3

      The UCOS team are drawn into a world of immigration loopholes, Albanian gangs and family feuds when they reinvestigate the death of an unidentified male discovered on farmland outside Waltham Forest in 1996, in what appeared to be a crucifixion, after DNA provides a link to the unknown man.

    • Blue Flower
      Season 9 - Episode 8

      The team investigate the murder of an East German immigrant, but they only have his mysterious final words to work with. As they attempt to piece together his remarkable story, Sandra attempts to gain the trust of his estranged daughter.

    • Old Dogs
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      When a serial dog-killer starts stalking Hampstead Heath, the team re-open a 30-year-old case and must understand what the killer's motives are and why they have re-started killing now.
    • Episode 1
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      UCOS investigate the death of a policewoman-whose case was closed years ago-following the recovery of the murder weapon from a lake.

      Brian's wife Esther moves out when he becomes too self-absorbed in clearing his name.
    • Lady's Pleasure
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      After 5yrs the Police have to return a car in which an attractive woman was killed. Pullman had worked on the original case and been troubled throughout by the lack of emotion shown by Nancy's husband Stephen. Convinced that the accident was in fact murder, Pullman re-opens the unsolved case, hoping her team can track down the dead woman's secret lover, and a clue soon leads them to a male prostitute.moreless
    • Episode 5
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      When a missing person case which Lane originally investigated gets re-activated, he's determined to crack it. But when the team swiftly uncover another two mysterious disappearances, they start to think they've got a serial killer on their hands.
    • The Gentleman Vanishes
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      A woman is sent anonymous emails from someone claiming to know what happened to her husband Phillip Mackenna, a prominent scientist working on cold fusion who disappeared while on a train to Paris. As the team investigate, DAC Strickland receives a warning from Whitehall.
    • Old School Ties
      Season 9 - Episode 2

      The team are called in to reinvestigate the disappearance of PE teacher Jason Bowe after a body is found on the perimeter of the elite public boarding school where he was employed. The investigation has come at a really bad time for the school, which is getting to welcome a former pupil, the Rt Hon Geoffrey Parkes MP, for the opening of a new computer centre.

    • Gloves Off
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      When the gun used to murder a talented young boxer 11 years ago surfaces in an armed robbery, UCOS are drawn into the darker side of professional boxing in a case that causes conflict and friction among the team.
    • Meat Is Murder
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      When the team reinvestigate the murder of a doctor at Smithfield Market 33 years ago, Gerry is forced to admit to his past. But it is the results of a routine DNA test that lead Pullman to make a shattering discovery about her own family.
    • Episode 4
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Det Supt Pullman returns from a holiday in Italy to find her team keen to re-open the case of a child murdered on a prestigious golf course. The teenager accused of the crime committed suicide when the police made him their only suspect and Jack wants to clear his name for the sake of his dying fathermoreless
    • Episode 6
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Jack goes to see a clairvoyant, trying to reach his late wife Mary and instead gets to meet a girl who died in a shipping container in 1982 and gets the case re-opened.

      Det Supt Pullman is tempted away with a job at S010.
    • Fresh Starts
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Gerry takes pity on David Fleeting, who claims a sighting of his wife Victoria, who apparently died in a car crash eighteen months earlier while he was working abroad. The body was identified by her sister Sarah, but it seems she was lying and she disappears. An exhumation shows the dead woman is a Turkish immigrant whom Victoria, a lawyer at a drop-in centre, was advising and who went missing.moreless
    • The Girl Who Lived
      Season 9 - Episode 4

      Retired DI Steve McAndrew from Glasgow joins the team to reopen one of his old cases when the DNA of a woman who went missing as a teen turns up at the scene of a petrol station robbery.

    • Last Man Standing, Part Two
      Last Man Standing, Part Two
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      Gerry fights to clear his name before his enemies catch up with him. Sasha and Steve enlist Fiona to help examine the evidence against the clock, while Danny takes Gerry on the run as they search frantically for the proof they desperately need to prove his innocence - despite Gerry remaining tight-lipped about his involvement with dodgy dealings in his old unit.moreless
    • Moving Target
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      Psychologist Samantha Gerson comes to UCOS to conduct a study of older men in the workplace. She asks the team to investigate the hit-and-run accident that left her brother Darren Gerson with a brain injury and memory loss. Darren was working as a bicycle courier and he believes that he was targeted for a package he was carrying.moreless
    • The Rock, Part 2
      Season 10 - Episode 2

      The team is still in Rock of Gibraltar and are struggling to figure out what links murder of Christian Highsmith in 1998 to the murder of young local boy in 1982. After their return to London Brian Lane faces a disciplinary hearing for assaulting Commander Embleton at his retirement party.

    • The Russian Cousin
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      UCOS investigate the murder of a private investigator, stabbed through the heart in a suspected robbery gone wrong. The answers may well lie within the victim's last three cases but it'll take the whole team's expertise to crack the codes within his mysterious notebook. The movements of a rare collectable stamp, The Russian Cousin, could hold the key to the whole investigation - if only UCOS could track it down.moreless
    • The Little Brother
      Season 10 - Episode 4

      To keep his mind busy after his dismissal from the UCOS, Brian agrees to help one of Esther's friends to find her missing brother. At the same time UCOS team is trying to track down a conman who may be connected to several outstanding cases.

    • The Sins Of The Father
      Season 10 - Episode 3

      UCOS team re-investigates the murder of the young mother whose husband was convicted for her murder after he is released on appeal. Brian thinks his days at UCOS are over.

    • Only the Brave
      Season 8 - Episode 8

      As part of his initiation into a motorbike gang called The Braves, Reece Chapman plans to murder the rival gang member he believes killed his father Eddie, the former leader of The Braves. Desperate to stop Reece, his girlfriend Stephanie Parr turns to UCOS for help in solving Eddie's murder to prove he's targeting the wrong man.

    • Big Topped
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Strickland has the team look into the death of a circus magician called The Great Miraculob, on the behest of a woman named Christy Berlin who has recently discovered that The Great Miraculob was her biological father, and wishes to know what happened to him. Strickland's motives, however, prove questionable. Meanwhile, Sandra's mother has a stroke and a she discovers a secret about her father that she was never meant to know, and that could tear the team apart.moreless
    • Series 2, Episode 2
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      In 1996 a beautiful newlywed, was attacked and left for dead. The only thing taken was her wedding ring and she has been in a coma ever since. The man jailed for the crime is now a born-again Christian and is protesting his innocence.
    • Nine Lives
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A family feud erupts when a rich and lonely old woman, Dorothy Hepple, is found dead in her home.

      Dorothy leaves all her money and property to her beloved cats, rather than her nephew, Harry, and niece, Caroline. Her body lay undiscovered for two weeks and the cause of death is undetermined, but the fact that her cats were deliberately locked in the house, forcing them to start eating their owner's remains and any evidence, makes Jack suspicious.

      There appears to have been no love lost between the late Ms Hepple and her neighbour, Tim Cuswell. Meanwhile her carer, Dale , seems to have been devoted to her, his motives are questionable.

      When the last of Dorothy's feline beneficiaries dies, her estate suddenly comes up for grabs.

      With no shortage of people laying claim to the estate, the team decides to reopen the investigation into Dorothy's death.moreless
    • Powerhouse
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      The team reinvestigates the 1950s murder of a young wages clerk at Battersea Power Station.

      Richard Dunne was hanged for Frederick Tully's murder, but his granddaughter, Hannah, is waging a campaign to have Dunne posthumously pardoned.

      The discovery of a suitcase containing used fivers in the attic of the Tully home sheds new light on the case, revealing a possible blackmail plot.

      A trace on the used fivers reveals that they should have been destroyed in the Battersea Power Station furnaces back in the 1950s, but were actually being saved by Douglas Murray, a friend of Tully's.

      It also becomes clear that the Battersea furnaces were being used to destroy other sensitive documents as well as used bank notes.

      When the team discovers a classified document relating to a massacre of civilians carried out by the British Army in Kenya, they uncover a blackmail plot spanning more than 50 years.moreless
    • Episode 2
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      The discovery of a fake painting in the Queen's art collection sends the UCOS team on a hush-hush mission to uncover the forger. Their investigations swiftly uncover a trail of high class frauds and suspicious deaths, but also lead to suspension for one of the squad.

      Gerry finds out he is about to become a grandpa. The team rib him about this and about the bright yellow Fiat Panda he is driving.moreless
    • Ice-Cream Wars
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      The team are on the case of the ice cream bandit, an armed robber whose targets were the ice-cream vans of two feuding ice-cream manufacturers in the mid 1990s. The battle between the two families erupts into violence, so UCOS decide to track down the bandit and stop the conflict once and for all.moreless
    • Coming Out Ball
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      When 18-year-old debutante Barbara Linden-Warner disappeared without trace 27 years ago, the assumption at the time was that she had been kidnapped and her father, a wealthy British arms manufacturer, paid a ransom for her return. When new evidence emerges about her last movements, the indication is that she may still be alive.moreless
    • Last Man Standing, Part One
      Last Man Standing, Part One
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      Gerry is spooked by the discovery of UCOS' latest victim: a cop, whose body has lain untouched under a basement for 30 years. As deep-rooted accusations of police corruption and underhand dealings begin to surface, Gerry has to face up to some skeletons in his own closet, and it is a race against time for the team to help before his murky past catches up with him.moreless
    • Wild Justice
      Season 10 - Episode 10

      When the conviction of a notorious crime boss, Edward Monroe, is questioned because a corrupt senior officer might have suppressed some evidence, UCOS is tasked to make a preliminary investigation. This case hits home for DCI Miller as she is certain that Monroe killed her CID partner eight years ago.

    • The One That Got Away
      Season 10 - Episode 8

      UCOS re-opens 17 year old missing person's case of a music student when a photo that features her is found in a charity shop donation bag. Sandra is convinced that it's a work of a serial killer. The team puts their efforts on identifying and finding all the other people on that photo. But when the pressure increases to hand over the investigation, Sanda starts to think about her future and turns to Jack to help make a decision.

    • London Underground
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      Drama about a team of retired detectives investigating unsolved crimes. Tension mounts as Ned and Sasha are forced to work together when the body of a film critic found in a sewer is thought to be linked to the twenty year old murder of a concept artist, David Straka. As the team interview Straka's contemporaries, groupies and assistants, looking for possible connections between the deaths, they find themselves immersed in the macabre world of the occult. And Griffin's expert knowledge of the history of London and in particular the hidden Fleet River, proves invaluable.moreless
    • Ducking & Diving
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      When an armoured van is discovered at the bottom of a lake, the team makes a link with the murder of a woman 17 years ago.
    • Casualty
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Sandra has to take drastic measures to prevent Jack from exacting revenge against the man who killed his wife Mary. Sandra also has the added problem of trying to keep Jack's actions from shady new recruit DCI Karen Hardwick while working on a 10-year-old murder case.
    • Buried Treasure
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      When Brian's dog finds a body, it prompts two people to confess to murder. It turns out that the body is over 600 years old, so Sandra, Jack, Brian and Gerry must discover why the pair took responsibility for a crime they couldn't possibly have committed and if they are the perpetrators of other killings.

      Elsewhere, Strickland is rather keen for them to solve an even more tricky mystery that is closer to home.moreless
    • Dockers
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The murky death of Joe Walsh, General Secretary of the Crane Driver's Union, whose body was found in the Thames in 1975, is reinvestigated. At the time of his death, Walsh stood accused of stealing money from the union's account. The team find themselves at the centre of a political minefield, with suggestions of misappropriated union funds, MI5 involvement and a union leader whose threats of strike action were gravely threatening the national interest.moreless
    • God's Waiting Room
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Sandra's private and professional worlds become intertwined goes into a care home - but the establishment is revealed to be a scene of a suspicious death a year earlier. To allay her fears she gets the team to investigate but soon falls foul of ACC Strickland.
    • The Crazy Gang
      Season 12 - Episode 10

      An investigation into the murder of a mental health activist is thrown into disarray when Steve, Danny and Ted are suspended pending an investigation into their handling of the Henway case. The team's determination to continue their investigation threatens the future of UCOS.

    • Life Expectancy
      Season 12 - Episode 9

      Blood traces on a phrenology bust uncovered in a cemetery suggest it was used to murder a herbalist seven years earlier. The investigation leads the team into the world of cryogenics.

    • Love Means Nothing in Tennis
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      Did Alice Kemp, a tennis player, kill herself after losing a game, or was the fall that lead to her death more suspicious? When a cleaner remembers hearing loud voices before Alice's death, the case is reopened. Alice's agent admits she was considering leaving him, and Alice's father, a gambling addict, admits that asked her to throw the game, but denies involvement in her death. Alice's tennis opponent Fawn helps the team solve the case.moreless
    • Half Life
      Season 8 - Episode 9

      The investigation of the murder of Christopher Collins, who was listed on a website as missing by a former employer, meets a dead end until it is revealed that he was in the witness protection programme. Meanwhile, the team wonder what effect the upcoming cuts to the police force will have on UCOS.

    • Cry Me a River
      Season 10 - Episode 5

      The UCOS team reopens a unsolved murder case of pornographer Jim Hockney when his daughter's paternity test reveals that he was not her father. They try to track down the previous suspect for the crime, the victim's girlfriend jazz singer Angela Gold. Recently retired police officer Dan Griffin joins the team as Brian's replacement.

    • Into the Woods
      Season 10 - Episode 6

      UCOS team are tasked to re-investigate the five year old case of Simon Belgrade's disappearance when his blood-stained identity card is found in Epping Forest.

    • The Wolf of Wallbrook
      Season 12 - Episode 4

      The team investigates the apparent suicide of a City trader.

    • Series 2, Episode 3
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The team re-examine the case of Hannah Taylor who was kidnapped from her home in 1992. A body, previously thought to be Hannah's, has just been identified as that of another kidnap victim.
    • Father's Pride
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      When a camera and film belonging to a photographic lab assistant murdered in 1987 are found in a Soho pub toilet, the team reopen a 20-year-old case.

      Elsewhere, Gerry is less than happy when his daughter Emily joins the team and looks to Sandra as a role model.
    • Final Curtain
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      The team return to the 1992 case of actor Michael Austin, shot dead by his wife on stage during the opening night performance of Death at the Masked Ball. Already a man down when Halford goes AWOL, the case looks like claiming another member of the team as Lane embraces his newfound love of acting and the theatre.moreless
    • The English Defence
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      When a teenager is caught throwing a brick from a motorway bridge, his DNA provides a partial match with the murderer of an interpreter called Agnes Bradley from 2010. Is the murderer one of the teenager's male relatives, or could Agnes's love of chess have something to do with her death? Meanwhile Steve is faced with the chance to lay some ghosts to rest when his terminally ill father comes to stay.moreless
    • Things Can Only Get Better
      Season 10 - Episode 7

      UCOS re-opens an old case of MP's researcher Ben Ransley's death when a dormant offshore bank account containing a lot of money is discovered in his name. He was killed on the evening of Labour's landslide victory and police found a photo of a beautiful blonde in his wallet. The woman was never identified. In the search of this woman Strickland introduces Sandra to a war crimes prosecutor who is very helpful to the case.

    • Object of Desire
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      Sandra's old flame DCI Larson, head of the Met's arts and antiques squad, asks the team to reinvestigate the murder of antiques dealer Mal Baxter. His death was originally thought to be the result of a burglary gone wrong, but new evidence suggests Baxter was a police informant who was conducting underhanded deals of his own.moreless
    • Ghosts
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      When Steve McAndrew's teenage son Stewie is arrested for drug possession, he finds himself face to face again with his ex-wife Tricia as they try to save the boy from a downward spiral. And after a distressed dementia patient escapes her care home to report a murder, the team look into the disappearance of a policeman, possibly murdered but missing since 1956...moreless
    • Breadcrumbs
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      Tragedy strikes for Griffin when his friend Ellen Barker is found murdered. The SIO on the case is revealed to be DCI Grace Mackie, a contemporary of Miller's from her training days. Meanwhile Standing has to move in to McAndrew's flat, which causes problems at work.
    • Romans Ruined
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      The team investigate the death of a personal trainer who had belonged to a Roman reenactment society and discover a gang selling illegal steroids, but the motive for murder may not be all it seems. Danny Griffin starts to become attracted to his forensic pathologist colleague Fiona Kennedy just as he receives some troubling news about his wife.moreless
    • Death of a Timeshare Salesman
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      When former escort girl Alice Hill finds God and decides to confess her sins, the UCOS team find themselves reinvestigating the death of well-known timeshare magnate Dean Scott. But the case takes a remarkable twist when the team link the dead man's business partner to notorious criminal Johnny Tevis.
    • Episode 3
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      The UCOS team investigate the murder of a young peace protestor, killed at the outskirts of a nuclear base in 1984, and realise that they may be in danger of exposing a Special Branch cover up.
    • Series 2, Episode 8
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      The Home Office pathologist asks the team to identify the remains of an unidentified woman, whose remains were found back in 1987. These remains are the only body that he was unable to identify.
      With his help and that of his attractive assistant, not only must the team identify the body bits, but how she died and who killed her.moreless
    • Roots
      Season 10 - Episode 9

      The weapon used to murder an Italian immigrant is found when an unexploded World War II bomb is unearthed on a West London allotment. UCOS re-opens 25 year old case and the ritualistic way of the killing leads then to one of the other gardeners when it's revealed he is a practising druid. DCI Sasha Miller arrives to replace Det Supt Sandra Pullman.

    • Body of Evidence
      Season 9 - Episode 5

      The body of a missing computer expert turns up in a hospital morgue under a false name, so the team reopens the investigation into his disappearance. The dead man worked for the Metropolitan Police, giving him access to a great deal of sensitive information—added to which, he was in contact with a group of online hackers. As the seasoned detectives unravel the mystery, Brian struggles to accept Steve as the new UCOS member, forcing Esther to intervene.

    • Series 2, Episode 5
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Attractive widow and probate assessor Elise Allen asks Halford to find the rightful owner of a large, uncut red diamond, worth £15 million. She found the rare jewel in a flat rented by John Newman who died in 1982.
    • Face For Radio
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      The team reinvestigates the murder of a popular DJ who died live on air after an arson attack at 80s music station Roxy Radio. Brian Lane is determined to find the missing Jack Halford when Sandra and Gerry threaten to quit rather than work with a new team member.
    • 3/27/03
      When Roddy Wringer is released on appeal after serving twenty years for the murder of a nightclub hostess - a crime he always claimed he did not commit - his case gets reinvestigated by UCOS - The Unsolved case squad. The squad is to be made up of some of the best retired officers available

      The squad gets headed up by Det Supt Pullman, who is moved after shooting a dog in a hostage rescue gone wrong. With Jack Halford she sets out to build her team and investigate the case.moreless
    • Series 2, Episode 1
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Deputy Assistant Commissioner Robert Strickland is the new boss in charge of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). He asks the team to look into the death of David Barrie, a top barrister found in his car in 1980 after being bound and gagged.
    • Couldn't Organise One
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      The team investigate the death of the Chief Brewer at Felspar's Brewery which proves to be rather intoxicating for the boys. For Sandra Pullman, the case has a more personal agenda and she learns some difficult truths about her dead father.
    • Spare Parts
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Jack confronts his nemesis in court when Ricky Hanson stands trial for his attempted murder, and Gerry faces the consequences of lying to his 'daughter', Emily. The team uncover a shady organ-donor racket when they re-investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman who left a three million pound fortune to a prostitute.moreless
    • Tiger Tiger
      Season 8 - Episode 10

      The team reopen the case of zookeeper Zac Halsey, originally thought to have been mauled to death by a tiger, when blood evidence discovered in his lodgings suggests he was killed before he was found in the tiger's enclosure.

    • Bermondsey Boy
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      Family ties affect both Gerry Standing and Sasha Miller. While Sasha is forced to work with ex-husband Ned as he fills in for Strickland, Gerry returns to his roots in Bermondsey to help arrange his daughter's wedding. As a consequence he is thrown into a case involving the possible murder of an architecture student, the grandson of an old friend. Meanwhile Danny Griffin has been on an FBI course in reading body language.moreless
    • Tender Loving Care
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      Drama about a team of retired detectives investigating unsolved crimes. The team investigate 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.moreless
    • In Vino Veritas
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      The arrest of a Turkish barmaid working in London illegally reopens the cold case of a landlord who died in a suspected arson attack on his City pub. Gerry and Steve take a trip out to a vineyard in Kent while Griffin indulges his passion for fruit machines. When Miller decides to get the boys match fit for a charity football game it proves more difficult than she imagined.moreless
    • It Smells of Books
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      The team are tasked to look into cases they have passed over before and start re-investigating the death of Professor Richard Symes who fell of a University library. Brian, a new member of the London Library does some undercover work in the library.
    • Dead Poets
      Season 9 - Episode 7

      UCOS re-open the case of Sean Docherty, a talented young poet whose burnt body was discovered ten years ago in the scrapyard of a known gangster. While Gerry is convinced that the murder is related to Docherty's criminal connections, Brian is sure that the answer lies in his poetry.

    • Deep Swimming
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      Drama about a team of retired detectives investigating unsolved crimes. A dynamic high-flying city lawyer, Bryony Willis, receives a note to say that her terrorist father was not accidentally killed by his own bomb in 1982 but was actually murdered by the police. The UCOS team interviews Bryony's mother, who raised her on Greenham Common, and stumbles upon a dangerous, high-powered police cover-up. Sasha's ex-husband Ned tries to win her back. Is she tempted? Or has too much water passed under the bridge?moreless
    • Prodigal Sons
      Season 12 - Episode 5

      New evidence prompts a fresh investigation into the death of a talented young cricketer.

    • The Curate's Egg
      Season 12 - Episode 3

      Ted Case, brought in to cover for the injured Sasha Miller, leads the team in an investigation into the apparently racially-motivated murder of a vicar.

    • Lottery Curse
      Season 12 - Episode 8

      A skeleton is identified as the member of a winning lottery syndicate who disappeared 17 years earlier.

    • Series 2, Episode 4
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Tabloid editor Chris McConnell asks Sandra Pullman to help him prove celebrity chef Kitty Campbell killed her drunken husband Bertie 40 years ago at the height of their 60s TV fame. Kitty is about to be made an MBE and Chris wants some justice. Esther has an accident in the kitchen, causing Brian to realise how much he relies on her and how little he really knows about her.moreless
    • Series 2, Episode 6
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Luck turns against Standing when he loses a poker game, owing bookie Michael Jacobs £10,000. But Michael offers him a chance to clear his debt by finding out what happened to his dad Joe, who died after being mugged outside Walthamstow stadium in 1983.
    • Mad Dogs
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Ministry of Defence spooks try to silence the UCOS team when they re-investigate the death of British soldier Eric Trimble. Just weeks before a tour of duty in Iraq, Trimble, along with three other squaddies was sent to the MoD's Influenza Research Unit (IRU) to take part in a medical trial.

      All four did a bunk one night, but Trimble never returned. He was later found beaten to death two miles from the Unit.moreless
    • Loyalties and Royalties
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Gerry meets his heroes, the 70s rock band Bad Faith, when the team investigate the death of its lead guitarist. It is over 30 years since the group split up, however, and the ageing rockers do not quite live up to the legends Gerry remembers. Meanwhile, determined to prevent UCOS from disbanding, Brian finally tracks down Jack and tries to persuade him to return.moreless
    • Bank Robbery
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      The return of one of Gerry's informants leads to the team re-opening a botched bank robbery, which left a cashier dead.
      The prime suspect at the time is now a celebrity - he is a suspect, but was he responsible, or is he as innocent as he claims?
    • The War Against Drugs
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      After being pestered by his wife Esther, Brian checks himself into a rehabilitation clinic run by monks to try to cure his alcohol problem. After hearing about an unsolved death there some years before he calls in his colleagues to investigate, but there is one problem: Esther doesn't want them anywhere near him!

      After deciding to help anyway, Gerry goes in undercover in the guise of a sex addict to try and piece together exactly what happened.moreless
    • Diamond Geezers
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Halford receives a mysterious invitation to a funeral and when he attends realises whose it is.

      After Jack is assaulted and intimidated the team must work out why he was invited and by whom. And why is Chopper Hadley back in the country?

      Desperate measures are used and Brian is sent undercover to get Hadley once and for all.moreless
    • The Queen's Speech
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      A mix tape from 1983 is discovered, containing the voice of a teenage girl who was murdered shortly after it went into her school's time capsule. Griffin becomes convinced that the girl is reading from a speech secretly prepared for the Queen to broadcast in the event of a nuclear war.moreless
    • The Fame Game
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      While Sasha is occupied with an intensive training course, the boys' investigations take them to a lookalike agency where the top two acts were found dead in an apparent double suicide 13 years before. In an industry reliant on the art of the illusion and their suspects intent on giving them the runaround, Ted, Steve and Danny are convinced there's more to this case than first meets the eye.moreless
    • Left Field
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      fter being released from jail, notorious paedophile John Davies admits to the abduction and murder of a child 25 years previously. Suspicious of his motives, the detectives reopen the unsolved case in an unusual attempt to prove his innocence, reinvestigating the boy's disappearance while on a demonstration with his left-wing activist parents.moreless
    • Blood Is Thicker Than Water
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      UCOS reinvestigate a high-profile riverboat disaster on the Thames after a new witness comes forward claiming the collision was the result of sabotage, rather than an accident. But the case means putting DAC Strickland's wealthy sailing chums under the investigation spotlight; what better motivation could the team have?
    • Magic Majestic
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      The team investigate the art of illusion when they reopen a case involving a magic trick that ended in murder. Powerful mind games and hypnosis prove a dangerous mix for Brian Lane, however, sending him down a destructive path. Meanwhile, a session with the Magic Circle's Dr Moroni leaves a sceptical Gerry Standing feeling paranoid and his colleagues a little nervous around him.moreless
    • Series 2, Episode 7
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Lane indulges his obsession with fishing when UCOS investigates the case of two boys abducted from a fishing lake in 1979, believing it could be linked to a recent spate of snatches near the M25.
    • Fashion Victim
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      When a retrospective exhibition of murdered fashion designer Ritchie Levene's work opens, the team is prompted to re-examine the three-year-old crime. The detectives learn about his tempestuous relationships with his new spouse, personal assistant and ex-wife Sarah, who believes his brother Adrian is the killer because he had the most to gain from his death. Meanwhile, Gerry enlists Emily to help update his image, although not everyone is impressed with the results.moreless
    • Communal Living
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      As Brian Lane struggles to control and conceal his desire to drink again, he finds the perfect refuge in a commune at the centre of the team's investigation into the death of a university student. The case also helps Gerry face up to his relationship with Emily, who has not spoken to him since she discovered the truth about the DNA test at Ricky Hanson's trial.moreless
    • Good Morning Lemmings
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      When graffiti appears around London by an unknown person claiming to have murdered a celebrated street artist, the team reopens the four-year-old case. Originally part of a gang, the victim went solo when he received support from a wealthy art patron, leaving the detectives suspicious of his resentful former crew members. Meanwhile, Brian signs up to Twitter to chart the gritty life of a lawman, much to his colleagues' displeasure.moreless
    • Dead Man Talking
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      When Sandra attends a psychic reading with the daughter of a dead man, she is forced to reconsider her thoughts about psychics. The team therefore investigate a crime previously closed as an accidental death and reclassify it as murder.
    • The Rock, Part 1
      Season 10 - Episode 1

      A mysterious gun is found in the Thames which leads UCOS to an unsolved murder of a playboy shipping heir in 1998. Brian Lane gets suspended after he is accused of assaulting a fellow officer he thinks has cover up a death in custody which lead to his early retirement from the police force.

    • Dark Chocolate
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      A recent rape is linked to two similar attacks at a chocolate factory 10 years previously, leaving the team no choice but to reopen all three cases. The detectives uncover news of an unhappy workforce, learning of an alleged suicide, and their investigation becomes even more complicated when they discover a severed finger was found in one of the company's snacks. After a visit to the doctor, Gerry decides to quit smoking, and instead of resorting to nicotine patches or gum, he enlists Sandra to help him quitmoreless
    • Glasgow UCOS
      Season 9 - Episode 10

      McAndrew and Standing are sent to Scotland by Strickland for a week, to help the Glasgow Police try and establish a new UCOS section led by DCI Fiona MacDougall. While there, they end up being caught up in a cold case from 1993 featuring the murder of bookie James Soutar.

    • The Truth Is Out There
      Season 6 - Episode 2

      Jack investigates a UFO conspiracy.

    • Wicca Work
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      A young woman insists that the suspicious death of a local librarian was because of witchcraft and the team are drawn into the world of magic and the supernatural. A series of strange events occur and they are put under increasing pressure. The squad gets convinced that the supernatural exist and struggle to remain cynical.moreless