The team revive a 30-year-old investigation into animal cruelty when a dog is found butchered on Hampstead Heath. The original investigation focused on John Fletcher, who was the press officer for The Human Liberation Front, an organization that was set up to counter the animal rights movement but no longer in existence. They seek advice from James Farlow, the animal control officer at the time, but have few leads. They determine that the killer may actually have wanted to harvest the animal's vital organs. Meanwhile, Jack is feeling ill and is hospitalized with some unknown ailment.
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Sandra mentions Shipman during an argument over criminals not getting caught for decades, James Bolam who plays Jack played Shipman in Harold Shipman doctor of death four years earlier. See more
Tom Christie tells Sandra Pullman and Gerry Standing that he is a wine dealer, and offers them a glass of wine asking for a 2nd opinion. As he pours Gerry a glass, he cups the bowl as he pours it. This is generally discouraged in the wine industry, as the heat from ones hand impairs the flavour. Because of this, it is preferred to hold the glass by the stem during wine tasting, thus the liquid remains at room temperature (or chilled as required) for longer. Something Mr Christie should be aware of, working in the industry. See more
Now, we've got to be ruthless, Scruffy. Ester wants this clutter halved. So... come on, let's crack on. Now. Right. Chest expanders.
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman See more