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The One That Got Away 

Seventeen years earlier Sandra's first case involved the disappearance, never resolved, of music student Lesley Hewitt and now Lesley's sister Emma has been sent a photo of Lesley walking ... See full summary »


Andy Hay


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Episode complete credited cast:
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Denis Lawson ... Steve McAndrew
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Danny Griffin
Amanda Redman ... Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Anthony Calf ... DAC Robert Strickland
Louisa Clein ... Emma Hewitt
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ... Stuart McKelvie
Serge Hazanavicius ... Max Clement
Sean Baker Sean Baker ... Dave Sheldon
Phoebe Nicholls ... Annie Banks
Barry McCarthy ... Donald Wheldon
Robert Beach Robert Beach ... Tom Miller


Seventeen years earlier Sandra's first case involved the disappearance, never resolved, of music student Lesley Hewitt and now Lesley's sister Emma has been sent a photo of Lesley walking in a park just before she vanished. Sandra believes that a jogger in the picture was a serial killer responsible for the deaths of other young girls, possibly working with a female accomplice as Emma says that Lesley was offered a gig before she vanished. Ex-model Annie Banks and bookshop owner Stuart McKelvie are also in the photo, taken by Greg Banks, a recently deceased photographer whose studio contains several pictures of women who were abducted and killed. Annie and Stuart initially claim not to know each other but Sandra breaks down their stories and discovers that Annie knows who the jogger is. After concluding the case Sandra leaves UCOS to work with Max Clement. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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It's set in September but it's actually around early April with the trees yet to go green and the cherry blossom is in full bloom. See more »


[first lines]
DAC Robert Strickland: Got a minute?
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: Yes.
DAC Robert Strickland: Something interesting.
[hands her a file]
DAC Robert Strickland: Leslie Hewitt, a nineteen year old student at the Royal Academy of Music; she played the violin. September the seventh 1996 Leslie left college at three o'clock in the afternoon to head back to the flat she shared in Camden. She was last seen walking into a park.
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: No body?
DAC Robert Strickland: No, no body, no witnesses. Vanished into thin air.
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: And now?
DAC Robert Strickland: And now... uh, this.
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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Sandra's last episode
21 October 2015 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

This episode was about a number of young girls that were murdered. Five of the bodies ended up being disfigured and dead. Some were still missing. All of these women had their picture taken by the same man who was also involved in taking pornographic pictures and was stalking them.

A lady in a bookstore sees a picture of her sister walking through the park on the last day her sister was seen alive that was in a book. Her sister went missing many years ago and she turns the picture over to the police. Sandra had worked on this case before and recognizes one of the men in the picture she had talked to and thinks he was involved in some way.

Gerry is working with 2 new guys and his boss Sandra.

So after connecting the dots Sandra feels there is a woman involved that worked with the photographer and the killer. These woman were not involved in porn but were lured by a female who promised them jobs in art etc.

The case is solved in the end.

It has a sad ending though. Sandra is leaving the UCOS for another job. Jack who left awhile back appears to her and tells to leave and her time is up there. Sandra does not know that Jack left because he was spending his last days in a hospital where they treat patients that have end of life cancer.

Sandra tell Gerry and her boss this is her last case. They are sad but happy for her. I am sad because I know she won't be on the show anymore and only one original character is still on. This series had a lot of humor, suspense and good acting. I saw some later episodes with the new people in it and it was not as good as the ones with Brian, Gerry, Jack and Sandra.

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