Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.
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DI Jack Frost investigates a series of commercial robberies. He's assisted by DC Carl Tanner, a black officer recruited by Supt. Mullett to encourage racial balance on the local force. When Frost makes an arrests on the local housing estate, Mullett's only concern is the culprit's racial background as he's concerned that the area not become a racial powder keg. When Frost's informant on the estate is killed, the case becomes a murder investigation, but all of the suspects are black and racial tensions are on the rise. In the course of his investigation, Frost determines that his informant had a number of secrets. Written by
Racial tension dominates this very strong episode as Jack and D.C. Carl Tanner investigate a series of burglaries.
An informant of Frost's is killed after revealing too much information, and Jack wants revenge. But will he simply believe that a black person is involved?
A thrilling car chase sequence awaits the final conclusion to the case, while credible performances from Lennie James and David Jason probably lets the viewer think about the aspects of racism that are still rife worldwide today.
It certainly brings home the truth of racial discrimination in the police force as well as the outside world, and is told to great effect.
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