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The Chinese Job 

After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a ... See full summary »

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Roddy Wringer
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After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a new unit focusing on unsolved cases. There are no resources available, but Sandra is authorized to hire retired detectives and turns first to her old boss and mentor, Jack Halford, who quickly signs on. Together, they interview a number of ex-policemen and settle on Brian Lane, a reformed alcoholic who retired after a prisoner in his custody died, and Gerry Standing, who seems to know as many criminals as policemen and who won't hesitate to cut corners if it will get him a result. Their first case is that of Roddy Wringer, who is released after 21 years in prison when one of the officers on his case is found to have been corrupt. Bevan is convinced Wringer is guilty and makes it clear that he expects Sandra to prove that. As the investigation progresses, however, it appears that Wringer may not have ... Written by garykmcd

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This was Jon Finch's final television appearance before his death on December 28, 2012 at the age of 70. See more »

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Bevan is referred to as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner, but he wears the rank insignia of an Assistant Commissioner. See more »

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Gerry Standing: It's 'er, innit - woof woof, bang bang.
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Followed by New Tricks (2003) See more »

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End of the Line
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Promising start
29 March 2003 | by (Lossiemouth, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This series has the potential to do well with such a strong cast. There are many of these 'cold cases' series on British TV so it will have to keep the momentum going to compete with Waking the Dead etc.

As always with a new series, it is initially difficult to get used to the new characters without thinking of the actors' previous roles but Im sure with time this will happen.

Just a shame about the glaring error with the senior officer getting his rank mixed up (referred to twice as Dep. Asst. Commissioner, but wearing the rank of Asst. Commissioner. Doh!)


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