Gerry is approached by Ralph Paxton, a boyhood friend who became a career criminal and was imprisoned for a jewel robbery. Ralph believes that his grandson, architecture student Jake was ... See full summary »

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Gerry is approached by Ralph Paxton, a boyhood friend who became a career criminal and was imprisoned for a jewel robbery. Ralph believes that his grandson, architecture student Jake was murdered by his partner in crime Wayne Pelham because the boy discovered the loot hidden in a tower block due for demolition. After interviewing Jake's brother and his college tutor the team locate Pelham, who informs them that others knew about the hidden jewels. The team eventually end up with two prime suspects, both of whom believing that they were acting out of principle, though one is the killer. Gerry also has to overcome his dislike of the solicitor to whom his daughter Caitlin is getting married. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[first lines]
Priest: Don't forget the rings.
Robin: One yes.
Priest: Do please try to be on time.
Caitlin Standing: I'll try, yes.
Priest: Every blessing; we look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks time.
Robin: Thank you very much.
Priest: God bless.
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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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A bit long in the tooth but still fairly enjoyable
23 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As Gerry, the only original character, is having a rather uncomfortable meal with his daughter and prospective son in law he spies somebody he knows; friend turned criminal Ralph Paxton. It turns out the old lag wants Gerry's help; his grandson died while he was in prison and he claims he was murdered by his former partner in crime in order to get his hands on some stolen jewellery. Soon the UCOS team are on the case but it quickly becomes apparent that Paxton may have been less than honest with Gerry.

This was a decent enough start to the new series although with only Dennis Waterman remaining from the original cast one must wonder how long it can soldier on; the new cast members are pretty good but they aren't the 'old favourites' promised by the continuity announcer before the programme started. As we've come to expect the mystery had a few twists and turns before it was solved and there were a suitable number of laughs along the way; the best being when Nicholas Lyndhurst's Danny Griffin deals with a suspect who acts in a threatening manner. Overall it was an enjoyable way to pass an hour but I can't help feeling when it is finally cancelled fans will be content to watch repeats of 'the classic team' rather than being upset.


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