Gerry and Steve go to Glasgow,ostensibly to advise on establishing a UCOS office there but are asked to investigate the nineteen year old death of bookmaker James Soutar,given that the ... See full summary »

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Gerry and Steve go to Glasgow,ostensibly to advise on establishing a UCOS office there but are asked to investigate the nineteen year old death of bookmaker James Soutar,given that the investigating officer at the time Frank McNair was suspected of corruption. He was also the man who ran off with Steve's wife. The pair are surprised to learn that Soutar left fifteen thousand pounds to Cathy Sinclair,who claims she never met him,as well as legacies to children's charities. However Charley,Steve's younger girlfriend, tells Gerry that she and Cathy were in care together and that Soutar was involved in a vice ring,grooming girls in care for sex.The duo solve the case and,before returning to London,Gerry helps Steve get his revenge on McNair. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode (Glasgow UCOS) was postponed and the following episode New Tricks: Part of a Whole (2012) was shown in its place, because the storyline of Glasgow UCOS mentioned child abuse which was in the news at the time due to similar allegations concerning the late Jimmy Savile. See more »

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[first lines]
Gerry Standing: Aaough.
Steve McAndrew: Thought you were the golfer.
Gerry Standing: [chuckles] So did I.
[Steve chuckles]
Gerry Standing: Go on then.
Steve McAndrew: OK.
Gerry Standing: A really difficult green to read, I tell you.
Steve McAndrew: I know, I know, I know, I know, you worry. Here we go.
DAC Robert Strickland: Morning.
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Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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15 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Can this be construed as Redman and Armstrong's punishment for daring to publicly criticise the show's writers? Although Jack Halford missed a couple of episodes following the acquittal of Ricky Hanson in Series 5, this is the first time Sandra Pulman has been absent, not to mention Brian Lane. And it shows. Although Waterman and Lawson have managed to create a working partnership out of nowhere, not even that is enough to carry through what is probably the weakest episode in the show's history. The plot wouldn't be so bad if there weren't so many "coincidences". Steve's partner just happens to have been in care at the same time as the mysterious disappearances, as did, surprise surprise, the Glasgow DCI responsible for getting UCOS involved in the first place, whilst the now retired officer in charge of the original investigation just happens to be the man responsible for Steve's marriage break-up. Maybe Redman and Armstrong were better off out of it.


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