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

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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27 March 2003 (UK)  »

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Interesting off camera relationship between "Jack" (James Bolam) and "Esther" (Susan Jameson) as they are off-screen husband and wife and yet share very little screen time together. See more »

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Superintendent Sandra Pullman: She's not my girlfriend, she's my shrink!
Gerry Standing: A shrink!
Brian Lane: Why does she need to see a shrink?
Jack Halford: You're the expert, you tell us!
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Referenced in Clatterford: Missing Persons (2009) See more »

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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Extremely entertaining
3 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I agree that the Brits seem to be able to produce well written shows that can make you laugh out loud one minute and then be tearing up at the sincere drama of the next minute. This is a unique and entertaining crime drama with good humor and great actors. I became a fan of Amanda Redman in spite of first seeing her in a terribly crap TV movie called "Suspicion". She was clearly working hard to make that script interesting and I knew an actress that determined must be good. Now that I'm seeing her in a decent show I am not in the least disappointed. She is great (and getting more beautiful with each year). She's completely believable as the tough policewoman in charge of this motley crew of men, and the guarded, reluctantly vulnerable woman sort of dating a younger man. The entire cast is superb. Alun Armstrong has never disappointed in anything I've ever seen him in and he is hysterical as the cop on multiple meds in this show. It's nice to see real looking people rather than bimbos & himbos. These are talented actors having a good time and creating something extremely entertaining.


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