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A 10-year-old boy is killed on a golf course. Some 20 years later, the team investigate but face obstruction from a snobbish golf club committee, who struggle to keep women out of the bar and to protect the memory of a Falklands war hero.

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Paul Seed

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Roy Mitchell, Roy Mitchell (creator) | 1 more credit »
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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
Cherie Lunghi ... Diane Loveless
Isla Blair ... Alice Pimley
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... Fred Donaldson
David Savile David Savile ... Ian Gordon
Frank Mills ... Derek Rodger
Jamie Glover ... Stewart Pimley
Tim Downie ... Dave Pimley
Andrew Hilton Andrew Hilton ... Alex Spencer
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Sandra returns early from her Italian holiday to find the office in chaos and a new case waiting to be reopened: the murder of ten-year-old Jimmy Spencer at a golf club twenty years earlier. Teenaged suspect Ken Rodger, arrested for indecent exposure, killed himself in the cells after being charged with the murder, but policewoman Diane Loveless is convinced of Ken's innocence, and saliva found on Jimmy's clothes is not Ken's. For the sake of Ken's dying father and amid unwelcome press intrusion, the team take DNA samples from golf club members, revealing two skeletons in the cupboards of supposedly respectable citizens as well as the identity of Jimmy's real killer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Stewart and Alice Pimley are played by real life mother and son Isla Blair and Jamie Glover. Jamie's father is actor Julian Glover. See more »

Goofs

In order to get a DNA sample, the detectives take a lock of the dead suspect's hair that his father tells them his mother cut off as a keepsake. Only the root of a hair contains the owner's DNA, so a cut lock would be useless for this purpose as any competent police detective should know. See more »

Quotes

Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: You slept with her, didn't you?
Gerry Standing: Yeah.
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: You disgust me.
Gerry Standing: We never discussed you at all.
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: Jack!
Jack Halford: Diane Loveless. She still have that tattoo of a killer whale on her bum?
Brian Lane: I thought it was a shark.
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Jaws
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Written by John Williams
Performed by Alun Armstrong and James Bolam
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Good Work Rewarded
5 November 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Sandra somewhere in between a stab at speed dating opens a cold case on the murder of a 10 year old boy whose body was found on a golf course.

A teenager called Ken Rodger was suspected of the killing and he hung himself in the police cells after being charged.

A female police officer from the original investigation is not convinced that Ken was the culprit, the UCOS team want to get answers before Ken's seriously ill father dies.

The team go back to the golf club to investigate but the snooty members of the committee do not give them a warm welcome, one of the suspects is a dead war hero killed in the Falklands war.

An interesting episode which kept me guessing especially as past skeletons kept popping out and some crafty work done by Gerry Standing. Sunglasses all around.


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