New Tricks: Season 6, Episode 8

Meat Is Murder (3 Sep. 2009)

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Thirty-three years after the corpse of Dr. Simon Lockhart was found in his butcher's shop at Smithfield the body of Harry Eldridge is discovered - cut into pieces. The doctor used to gamble... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Lestade
Barry Lestade
Kenneth Farrington ...
David Snow (as Ken Farrington)
Jo Stone-Fewings ...
Julia Eldridge
Michael Melia ...
Vernon Murnaghan
Tony Selby ...
Danny Paye
Tom Turner ...
Care Worker
Jan Harvey ...
Miranda Carson
Ellie Haddington ...
Jean Bennett


Thirty-three years after the corpse of Dr. Simon Lockhart was found in his butcher's shop at Smithfield the body of Harry Eldridge is discovered - cut into pieces. The doctor used to gamble with Harry and other butchers - now all retired - and Jack discovers from the Lestade brothers, butchers who are Gerry's cousins, that Gerry and other butchers were in the financial clutches of gangster Danny Paye, now in a care home. Brian learns that the doctor performed illegal abortions - anathema to strict Catholic Eldridge - but Sandra gets the biggest shock on finding that she has an illegitimate half-brother, who was adopted by Eldridge's widow, Julia. Unfortunately his DNA is all over Harry's corpse. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Strickland tells Sandra Pullman that the unknown blood sample has been linked to her due to the presence of STRs on the Y chromosome and therefore must come from a direct relative of hers. However, it is impossible to link anything on the Y chromosome of the sample to her DNA as, being a woman, she doesn't have a Y chromosome. See more »


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D.A.C. Robert Strickland: Say hello to Harry Eldridge, or what's left of him. He was found near Guildford a couple of days ago, cut up and buried not far from the A3. The dry sandy nature of the soil has left him pretty well preserved, wrapped in what looked like his clothes and old newspapers.
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman: Positive ID, is it?
D.A.C. Robert Strickland: Well, they found a wallet among the clothing with a credit card. Dental records should confirm it. Eldridge was a well-to-do butcher in Smithfield Market.
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman: When was this?
D.A.C. Robert Strickland: Well, those newspapers are...
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