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Michael Trent is found shot dead in his hotel room and the money he had with him is missing.

Director:

Jill Robertson

Writers:

Dick Wolf (original series created by), Nicholas Hicks-Beach (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Walsh ... Ronnie Brooks
Paul Nicholls ... Sam Casey
Paterson Joseph ... Wes Leyton
Dominic Rowan ... Jacob Thorne
Georgia Taylor ... Kate Barker
Peter Davison ... Henry Sharpe
Alexander Perkins ... S.O.C.O. Pete
Branko Tomovic ... Jan Kopecky
Christopher Sciueref ... Radek Kopecky
Jessica Gunning ... Angela
Emmanuella Cole ... Annie
Gemma Atkinson ... Becky Bryson
Ian Bleasdale Ian Bleasdale ... Philip Donovan
Jo Hartley ... Lindsey Donovan
Max Furst Max Furst ... Joe Donovan
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Michael Trent is found shot dead in a hotel room and the money he had with him is missing. Not only was he dealing with the dangerous Kopecky brothers but had told his girlfriend Becky that he was an under-cover policeman, when he was actually car salesman Gary Tully. The police learn that, despite his hidden wealth, he owed thousands in maintenance to Lindsay, the mother of his son Joe, who has leukemia and was evasive about donating bone marrow to Joe. Suspicion falls on Lindsay's father Philip Donovan,who had been hiding some of the stolen money and he is charged with murder but his lawyer Eleanor Flint pleads self-defence when Philip claims that Tully pulled a gun on him. However a police interview with an associate of Philip suggests that both he and Lindsay had plotted to kill Tully. Kate is sympathetic but Jake wants a conviction. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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That's a six-week course. It's £2,000 a day.
30 October 2017 | by Mrpalli77See all my reviews

A night maid (Michaela Coel) was cleaning a hotel room when she bumped into the dead body of the tenant. Police arrived soon after, looking for evidences; suddenly a mobile phone rang: a costumers call let us know someone would come to complete a deal. The deal involved luxury cars and the two salespeople are car dealers (not properly reliable guys, they resemble drug dealer), used to buy car in a tax-free (VAT) scam. The money went missing and the first person crossed into detective's mind was the victim's fiancée, a naive kind of girl who thought he was an undercover officer. Brooks and Devlin decide to lead the investigation to a different angle: the victim was married with a sick son (he suffered from leukemia) and his family had a desperate need of money to cure him. The father didn't care about the boy at all, having drained all the account money before running away under fake identities.

An exciting episode with a twist ending. Kate Barker is not so heartless as I suppose in the first episode, but justice has to be served regardless district attorney's feelings.


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21 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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