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Series 8 - Episode 2
End of the Line
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No case is too old or too tenuous for the great minds of Ucos to pursue. If you ever think you’ve got away with a murder, even decades after the event, don’t relax, those wily old geezers and their glamorous boss will hunt you down like a pack of greying wolves.
Tonight, they take on the case of a homeless man strangled on a London tube train 15 years ago. The victim’s identity was and remains a mystery – there were no witnesses, no photos taken of his body, no forensic evidence and no CCTV images. But our heroes love a challenge.
And if there’s anything they love more than a challenge it’s posh people with something to hide: it turns out the victim had some well-to-do relatives, not all of whom welcome a visit from the police. Neither do the victim’s old associates among the homeless. The real fun and games come when soft-hearted Brian tries to immerse himself in their sub-culture and ends up losing more than his shirt.
DNA tests on a suspected robber prove his innocence but also reveal his father was an unnamed vagrant strangled on a tube train 15 years earlier. The team reopens the case, going in pursuit of the victim's other family members - including the man they believe to be his brother - while Brian questions the homeless community, only to fall foul of a gang of robbers. Peter Davison and Keith Allen guest star.
Cast & Crew
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Tony No Ticket
Woman on Tube
Full Episode Guide
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Larry Lamb on the demise of New Tricks and whether Archie Mitchell could make a comeback
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What could possibly replace New Tricks?