Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama
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Series cast summary:
 Gerry Standing (99 episodes, 2003-2015)
 Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman / ... (84 episodes, 2003-2013)
 Brian Lane (80 episodes, 2003-2013)
 Jack Halford (69 episodes, 2003-2013)
 D.A.C. Strickland / ... (64 episodes, 2005-2015)
Susan Jameson ...
 Esther Lane / ... (54 episodes, 2003-2013)


After a hostage rescue goes wrong, superintendent Sandra Pullman is put in charge of unsolved crimes. With little resources and no back-up she decides to recruit three ex policeman. However times have changed, unlike her new recruits. Jack Halford is yet to get over the loss of his wife, Brian Lane is over obsessed and over medicated, and Gerry Standing is not quite the ladies man he used to be. They may have the experience but it's not like the old days. Not only are they chasing criminals, but they are having to deal with a new police force which does not always appreciate their old style policing. Written by Brian Hallam

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Back on the case again.


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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27 March 2003 (UK)  »

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[Brian is talking about hypnotic regression]
Brian Lane: There's a middle-aged bloke in Taunton who was regressed back to his childhood. Years later, he can't step outside his own front door without adult supervision. He still acts and thinks like he's eight years old.
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: [mutters] Him and half the male population.
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A novel series with lots of class
10 August 2004 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

We are just at the conclusion of 5 episodes, the end of the 2003 series I would imagine and therefore hopefully expecting additional episodes to be made available later in the year. This programme, unique in its storyline, tells of a senior Detective Superintendent,a lovely blonde who commences to address older cases, unsolved, with three senior ex Detectives. All have unusual characteristics such as photographic memory for one, excellent detective skills with another and criminal contacts with the third. The scripts are well written, full of humour but are still a serious crime drama series. As good as Dalziel and Pascoe, Taggart etc., and is recommended for scripting, acting and humour. Good English series

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