The team revive a 30-year-old investigation into animal cruelty when a dog is found butchered on Hampstead Heath. The original investigation focused on John Fletcher, who was the press ... See full summary »

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The team revive a 30-year-old investigation into animal cruelty when a dog is found butchered on Hampstead Heath. The original investigation focused on John Fletcher, who was the press officer for The Human Liberation Front, an organization that was set up to counter the animal rights movement but no longer in existence. They seek advice from James Farlow, the animal control officer at the time, but have few leads. They determine that the killer may actually have wanted to harvest the animal's vital organs. Meanwhile, Jack is feeling ill and is hospitalized with some unknown ailment. Written by garykmcd

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Tom Christie tells Sandra Pullman and Gerry Standing that he is a wine dealer, and offers them a glass of wine asking for a 2nd opinion. As he pours Gerry a glass, he cups the bowl as he pours it. This is generally discouraged in the wine industry, as the heat from ones hand impairs the flavour. Because of this, it is preferred to hold the glass by the stem during wine tasting, thus the liquid remains at room temperature (or chilled as required) for longer. Something Mr Christie should be aware of, working in the industry. See more »

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Brian Lane: Now, we've got to be ruthless, Scruffy. Ester wants this clutter halved. So... come on, let's crack on. Now. Right. Chest expanders.
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Scruffy lives in our hearts
29 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scruffy, the beloved dog of Brian and Esther, dies in this episode. Thankfully there was no foul play, but UCOS are investigating violent dog killings in this episode where we get a glimpse of the London sun. Such a contrast to previous episodes which featured overcast skies, rain, the cold.

Unfortunately DAC Strickland isn't in this episode, as he is a favorite constant in New Tricks.

Gerry gets a new dog, Scampy, for Brian. So all's well that ends well. Welcome Scampy!


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