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Talking to the Dead 

Jack Halford hopes a clairvoyant will put him in touch with his late wife. Instead he is contacted by a girl who disappeared twenty years earlier.

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Martin Lombard
Saira Todd ...
Sarah Stillman
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Greg Johnson
Chris Coghill ...
Christopher Wells (as Christopher Coghill)
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Paula Jennings ...
Paula
Heather James ...
Alison
Jodie Kelly ...
Caitlin
Carolyn Allen ...
Carole
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Jack Halford has been visiting a psychic in the hope of contacting his late wife, Mary, but gets information on another case. As a result, the UCOS team reopens the murder of Caroline Stillman. Some 20 years before, the young woman had been abducted and was subsequently found dead, having been locked in a shipping container on the docks and starved to death over a period of 42 days. They get little help from the dead woman's sister, Sarah, who wants to put the entire event behind her. As they interview those who were involved in the original investigation, they meet Martin Lombard, a clairvoyant who knew information that he should not have known. The original investigating officer, now an assistant deputy commissioner, thought Lombard had something to do with the girl's death, but everyone now seems to be more concerned about being embarrassed than finding a solution to the crime. Meanwhile, Brian, Gerry, and Jack must undergo mandatory psychological and physical testing for all ... Written by garykmcd

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When Sandra and Donald are sitting in the pub discussing the reason for the testing of her men, with the camera cutting back and forth between them, his pint has foam on top when the camera is on him, and none in the reverse angle shots of Paula. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Christopher Wells: I'm sensing a person go over in tragic circumstances.
Jack Halford: Is it Mary?
Christopher Wells: Is your name Mary? No, it's not Mary; it's a girl.
Jack Halford: A girl?
Christopher Wells: The girl's... a young woman. She's standing behind you.
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References Dad's Army (1968) See more »

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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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