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Prodigal Sons

Series 12 - Episode 5 Prodigal Sons

Wednesday 11:10pm - 12:10am BBC Entertainment
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Cricket suits New Tricks as seen in this episode, first shown in 2015. 

Steve can ostentatiously claim total ignorance of it – he’s Scottish, you see – while Ted goes all laddish and insists that the former captain of a county side bowl at him full-pace in the nets. The team lost their hotheaded star batsman to drink, drugs and drowning in a hotel bath, a cause of death that will require the solution to a locked-room mystery and a chink in a wall of solid alibis if it’s to be overwritten.

Professional sport also contrasts with a diktat from upstairs that the Ucos team get fit, rather than living off whisky and doughnuts like proper blokes. 

All this and the dreaded office dinner dance is looming – with a genuinely surprising revelation in store.


With Sasha back on fighting form, UCOS investigates the death of a talented cricket prodigy, who was the apple of his father's eye, yet loathed by his on-field team-mates. The death was recorded as misadventure but with new evidence pointing to infighting, over-zealous autograph hunters and extra marital affairs, UCOS are soon bowled over by the list of potential murder suspects. Meanwhile, wise to Steve's monetary problems, Danny appoints himself as his personal financial adviser. Detective drama, starring Larry Lamb.

Cast & Crew

Ted Case Larry Lamb
Steve McAndrew Denis Lawson
Danny Griffin Nicholas Lyndhurst
DCI Sasha Miller Tamzin Outhwaite
Robert Strickland Anthony Calf
Ryan Reed Mark Frost
Fiona Kennedy Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sanjeev Prasanna Puwanarajah
Prem DaSilva Amerjit Deu
Alan Power Matthew Steer
Laura Collins Ella Kenion
Keith Ainsworth Geoff Leesley
Pat Peter Vollebregt
Alex Miller Harry Lister Smith
Director Daikin Marsh
Executive Producer Myar Craig-Brown
Producer Huw Kennair-Jones
Writer Danielle James
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