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London Underground

Series 11 - Episode 5 London Underground

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Review

It’s almost embarrassing how much sharper Danny (Nicholas Lyndhurst) is than any other tool in the UCOS box. He solves tonight’s mystery almost single-handed, while Gerry, Steve and Sasha scramble along behind. Or rather, they take the mickey out of his (enjoyably) know-all tone as he rattles on about London’s secret rivers, their “psycho-geographical significance” and, er, the occult.

A film critic’s body has been found in a sewer in a case that connects to the unsolved murder, 20 years ago, of an artist who was caught up in some kind of secret society. The case brings Sasha up against her faithless ex, Ned, and Gerry up against modern art, which he dislikes almost as much. But in cases like this, it’s Danny who steals the show.

Summary

Sasha is forced to work with her ex-husband Ned Hancock when their teams investigate the death of film critic Oliver Houghton, whose body was discovered floating in the Thames. UCOS delves into the victim's past and explores his link to the murder of a conceptual artist 20 years previously, while Hancock's knowledge of London's hidden past proves invaluable when a piece of occult footage from the 1970s plunges the investigators into the macabre world of human sacrifice. Tamzin Outhwaite and Denis Lawson star, with a guest appearance by Barnaby Kay.

Cast & Crew

Steve McAndrew Denis Lawson
Danny Griffin Nicholas Lyndhurst
DCI Sasha Miller Tamzin Outhwaite
Gerry Standing Dennis Waterman
DAC Robert Strickland Anthony Calf
DAC Ned Hancock Barnaby Kay
Ruth Shireen Sophie Thompson
Emily Fraser Nicola Stephenson
Edward Fraser Benjamin Whitrow
Sam McFarlane Stephen Boswell
Cecily Watkins Adele Anderson
Keith Jarred Christmas
Fleet sewer guide Robin Berry
Director Julian Simpson
Executive Producer Richard Burrell
Series Producer Tom Mullens
Writer Julian Simpson
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