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The Russian Cousin

Series 12 - Episode 7 The Russian Cousin

Tuesday 10:10pm - 11:05pm BBC Entertainment
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Wednesday, 2:10am - 3:05am BBC Entertainment


Most real-life police officers are suspicious of absolutely everyone. It goes with the job. So it’s unbelievable that Steve would be quite so naive as to rent his flat out without checking out who’s moving in. But while he’s distracted with his tenants, the others are investigating the stabbing of a private investigator four years earlier.

At the time it was thought to be a robbery gone wrong, but it becomes clear that it was connected to the theft of a rare stamp known as a Russian cousin. Hence the old codgers whispering, “Do you want to buy my Russian cousin?” in a rather shifty way to all and sundry.


UCOS looks into the murder of a private investigator who was stabbed through the heart in a suspected robbery gone wrong. The answers may lie with the victim's last three cases, but it'll take the whole team's expertise to crack the codes within his mysterious notebook. The movements of a rare stamp could hold the key to the investigation - if only UCOS could track it down. Meanwhile, Steve has problems when he rents out his flat.

Cast & Crew

Steve McAndrew Denis Lawson
Danny Griffin Nicholas Lyndhurst
Sasha Miller Tamzin Outhwaite
Ted Case Larry Lamb
Warnock Dean Andrews
Carmen Creswell Christina Cole
Alison Downing Nadine Marshall
Flora Fox Sarah Crowden
John Hartwell Jonathan Forbes
Isabella Thalia Zucchi
Director Sarah O'Gorman
Executive Producer Myar Craig-Brown
Producer Huw Kennair-Jones
Writer Marston Bloom
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