New Tricks (2003–2015)
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The team investigate the disappearance of an attractive young mum and her six-month old son in the 1970s. They also have to submit to a physical and psychological assessment.


Jon East


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Amanda Redman ... Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Chiké Okonkwo ... P C Clark
Nicholas Day ... Donald Bevan
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Esther Lane
Robert Pugh ... Eric Grant
Hugh Fraser ... Paul Adamson
Frances Tomelty Frances Tomelty ... Jill Brewer
Patrick Baladi ... Greg Johnson
Philip Martin Brown ... Rick Brewer
Maryann Turner ... Joyce
Heather Tobias Heather Tobias ... Kay Grant
Delena Kidd Delena Kidd ... Lily


Brian is anxious to reopen a case which he failed to solve as a serving officer thirty years earlier, the disappearance of Donna Adamson, now known to be dead. After an acrimonious exchange between Donna's widower and Brian, the team learn that Donna's friend Jill and another woman, Karen Brown, also went missing at the same time, prompting them to suspect a serial killer. The link is Eric Grant, landlord to all three, but Brian is not convinced of his guilt and is proved right when one of the missing women, still alive, explains all. Written by don @ minifie-1

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29 April 2004 (UK) See more »

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[first lines]
Brian Lane: Morning.
Jack Halford: If Esther's chucked him out, it's your turn to put him up.
Brian Lane: [to Officer carrying banker's box] Yeah, put them there.
[pointing to Gerry's desk]
Gerry Standing: Whoa, no you don't, no no no,
[points toward Jack]
Gerry Standing: down there.
Jack Halford: Uh, desk in the corner, please.
Brian Lane: [as four boxes are piled on the desk] What the! I only wanted the Adamsons.
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Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Home Truths
12 November 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The UCOS team investigate the disappearance of an attractive black young mum and her baby way back in 1971. This is personal to Brian as he was a young policeman on the case at the time.

Her husband Paul had reported her missing but now they are looking into new DNA evidence and maybe this time the husband could be a suspect. In those days there were no computers and the team unearth that one of her friend's went missing on the same day in Greenwich, her builder husband reported her missing. They think another man who knew both women might also be a suspect as he initially lied.

There was an interesting story but I always thought that one of the person's reportedly missing might be found as it was simply more than a case of a potential serial killer on the loose episode despite the viewer being misdirected.

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