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The Knife Trick (7 May 2009)

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During a reconstruction of a knife crime for trainee police officers, one lecturer, Michael Shearer, accidentally kills another, Alistair Matheson. Matheson had beaten Shearer to promotion ... See full summary »

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Blythe Duff ...
John Michie ...
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Katrina Bryan ...
Ellis Sinclair
Andrew Byatt ...
Shearer
William Armstrong ...
Parkes
Martin Haddow ...
Goldie
Margo Gunn ...
Pippa
John P. Arnold ...
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Eugene
Francesca Dymond ...
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During a reconstruction of a knife crime for trainee police officers, one lecturer, Michael Shearer, accidentally kills another, Alistair Matheson. Matheson had beaten Shearer to promotion and he is certainly suspect, particularly after his daughter Katie attempts suicide and he attempts to get rid of her encoded diary. But then another witness comes forward that she saw a suspicious looking student loitering around Matheson's office before the demonstration. When it is revealed that the knife has been tampered with, it is clear that the charge is murder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Surprising good!
28 December 2009 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

Alistair Matheson is stabbed to death in a training exercise while teaching a class of cadet policemen. DCI Burke and his team must decide if it was an accident or a well planned murder.

Pippa Harris, a colleague of the victim claims to have seen a suspicious character in the Matheson's office. Ross believes there is more to her story. However, the team start looking at members of the student body.

Meanwhile, Fraser follows a line of inquiry that leads him to Katie Shearer, who is in a coma after attempting suicide. Michael Shearer, her father is the one who stabbed the victim. At the hospital a doctor hands over Katie's diary which her father had tried to destroy. The diary is written in code and Jackie Reid persuades a friend to translate it.

Burke discovers the murder weapon in Shearer's office. It is a prop knife that has been deliberately jammed. The team announce the investigation is now a murder inquiry and Shearer is the prime suspect.

Ross's inquiries lead him to cadet John Goldie who is revealed in the diary to be in a relationship with Katie Shearer. Could he have a motive to frame Shearer?

There are plot turns and surprises aplenty in this fifty minute episode. I was pleasantly surprised that there is still some life in these old bones.


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