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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dennis Waterman ...  Gerry Standing 99 episodes, 2003-2015
Amanda Redman ...  Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2013
Alun Armstrong ...  Brian Lane 80 episodes, 2003-2013
James Bolam ...  Jack Halford 69 episodes, 2003-2013
Anthony Calf ...  D.A.C. Strickland / ... 64 episodes, 2005-2015
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ...  Esther Lane 54 episodes, 2003-2013
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Storyline

After a hostage rescue goes wrong, superintendent Sandra Pullman is put in charge of unsolved crimes. With little resources and no back-up she decides to recruit three ex policeman. However times have changed, unlike her new recruits. Jack Halford is yet to get over the loss of his wife, Brian Lane is over obsessed and over medicated, and Gerry Standing is not quite the ladies man he used to be. They may have the experience but it's not like the old days. Not only are they chasing criminals, but they are having to deal with a new police force which does not always appreciate their old style policing. Written by Brian Hallam

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Back on the case again.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

27 March 2003 (UK) See more »

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Flics toujours See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

George Cole whom played Sir Edward Chambers in New Tricks: Powerhouse (2007) had starred opposite Dennis Waterman (Gerry Standing) in Minder (1979). See more »

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[Brian is talking about hypnotic regression]
Brian Lane: There's a middle-aged bloke in Taunton who was regressed back to his childhood. Years later, he can't step outside his own front door without adult supervision. He still acts and thinks like he's eight years old.
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: [mutters] Him and half the male population.
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It's Alright
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Entertaining to say the least
20 April 2007 | by Ian Jones (icj-1)See all my reviews

My wife got me watching this as she is into Detective/Crime Drama and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised for several reasons. The use of actors who probably had their heyday twenty years ago was one and the stories are very well written. The show is classed as Drama but there is fun and games in there too.

James Bolam is an actor I have long rated highly and this shows he has not lost his touch. In fact the range of acting skills these people bring to the show make younger actors in the same show look shallow. The team knit well together. They make great use of the fact that they are all retired police officers who can and do ignore rules and protocols to solve supposedly dead cases.

It makes a refreshing change compared to some American shows of the same genre. I strongly recommend it.


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