1Buried Lies: Part 1
21 Feb 1996Description ▼
Forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan returns to Cambridge to take up a teaching assignment and to work for the police as required. In her first case, she has to deal with the death of a six year old girl find floating in a nearby river. The autopsy reveals that the child has suffered previous abuse, including cigarette burns and several broken ribs. Sam receives information from a prison inmate that implicates someone in a previous death and Sam suggests a radical step. In her personal life, Sam has to deal with her elderly mother who is showing signs of dementia and her sister Wyn with whom she has a strained relationship.
2Buried Lies: Part 2
22 Feb 1996Description ▼
With the exhumation of a child that had died from abuse some years earlier, Sam is able to demonstrate that there are similarities between the deaths of the two children. There is also only one individual with a connection to both cases. When Sam's house is broken into, her personal safety is a risk but she pursue the case with her usual zeal.
3Long Days, Short Nights: Part 1
28 Feb 1996Description ▼
When Mark James' decomposing body is found in an abandoned building, there is every indication that he was part of some occult ritual. An upside down cross was carved on his chest, his wrists were bound with ivy and he was strangled. All evidence points to his friend Sebastian Bird, a rich idler who allowed James to live in his house but who had also developed a expert knowledge of the occult before being sent down from Cambridge for having had an affair with a professor's wife. Sam Ryan's testy relationship with the police continues as she is having difficulty establishing a forensic link in the case and also for publicly criticizing the well-liked Police Surgeon, Dr. Richard Owen, for attending the crime scene without the proper protective clothing. Sam also has to deal with her rebellious nephew Ricky, who is constantly fighting with his mother and announces that he has left home to move in with her.
4Long Days, Short Nights: Part 2
28 Feb 1996Description ▼
Sam continues her investigation into Mark James' murder. When another of Sebatian Bird's one-time friends is killed the police are ever more convinced of his guilt and grow increasingly frustrated at Sam's inability to provide them the evidence that they are sure is there. The solution lies in an old case and someone's desperate need for revenge.
5Darkness Visible: Part 1
13 Mar 1996Description ▼
Sam investigates the death of a gay man while in police custody. He had been arrested while drunk and was sharing a cell with another drunk, in for the night. The victim died from a blow to the head and was badly beaten post-mortem. DS Farmer is concerned that the assault may have been the work of some of her officers. Sam also meets up with Liam Slattery an old friend she has not seen for 20 years. Sam's sister however is convinced Liam was responsible for the death of their father years before.
6Darkness Visible: Part 2
14 Mar 1996Description ▼
Sam continues her investigation in the prisoner's death and believes the police are covering up. When a police constable whose wife reported was cracking up is found dead, the investigating officers themselves believe something is amiss. Sam continues to be harassed by someone unknown and has to call in the bomb squad when she receives a mysterious parcel and subsequently someone tries to run her off the road. Liam and Sam renew their relationship but she is faced with a difficult choice.
7Sins of the Fathers: Part 1
27 Mar 1996Description ▼
One of Sam Ryan's students has a problem and seeks some personal advice. She and her family immigrated from Vietnam during the boat people exodus and her father wants her to enter a marriage he's arranged for her. She's worried that her husband to be will realize she is not a virgin and Sam counsels her that honesty is always the best policy, but in this case it drives the prospective groom to violence. When the family's restaurant is burned out, the police find a badly burned body. On the home front, Sam continues to bicker with her sister Wyn about whether their mother should be placed in a home and the bitterness over their father's death continues to divide them.
8Sins of the Fathers: Part 2
03 Apr 1996Description ▼
DI Adams and DC Cox's personal relationship is now affecting their work, leading Cox to request a transfer. With the burned body now identified through dental records, the police have a suspect. However, he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and the police are concerned that he may lash out. When the police do finally locate him, a member of the team is killed.
1Blood, Sweat and Tears: Part 1
14 Feb 1997Description ▼
Boxer Kevin Sharma dies from blows received in the ring, but pathologist Sam Ryan determines that he has a brain injury dating from sometime after his last bout two months ago. One of the governors of the boxing board, retired police Superintendent Jack Reeve, is concerned that it will reflect badly on them. Reeve is also trying to cancel one-time trainer Terence Cross' license after he is the victim of a hit and rub accident that leaves him a quadriplegic. A new Detective Superintendent, Peter Ross, is now in charge and Sam and he knew each other many years previously. Trevor finds himself alone after his wife leaves him. Sam and her sister Wyn bury their mother
2Blood, Sweat and Tears: Part 2
15 Feb 1997Description ▼
The investigation continues and a boxing trainer apparently commits suicide. Sam isn't convinced however and with the assistance of a ballistics expert, obtains the evidence to prove the suicide was actually murder. She also learns the reason for Kevin Sharma getting into a bare-knuckles fight and now suspects that Terence Cross' hit and run may not have been an accident. Sam's sister Wyn continues to have difficulty coping following the death of their mother.
3Cease Upon the Midnight: Part 1
28 Feb 1997
4Cease Upon the Midnight: Part 2
01 Mar 1997Description ▼
As Sam continues her forensic investigation into the two deaths, the police make an arrest but soon realize they have the wrong person in custody when a crucial piece of evidence is uncovered. Sam discovers the true identity of the person behind the deaths but rather than tell the police, she decides to let him to turn himself in. Unfortunately, this leads to a tragic result. In her personal life, Sam and Peter Ross renew their long-ago romance.
5Only the Lonely: Part 1
21 Mar 1997Description ▼
Helen Mathews is found strangled on the street. In the course of the investigation, the police learn that she was having an affair with Alan White, a flying instructor working for her husband Michael. From the evidence, it appears that she was about to leave her husband and move to Canada. The police uncover a similar case from several years earlier with a striking resemblance to this case and are convinced that the two must be connected. Friction again develops between Sam Ryan and the police when her forensic analysis demonstrates that the two cases have no connection whatsoever. Sam continues to fret over her decisions in her last case and her personal relationship with Peter Ross reaches a breaking point.
6Only the Lonely: Part 2
22 Mar 1997Description ▼
With a second murder on their hands, the police make an arrest in the case. Sam however uncovers some very peculiar bruising on both victims that provides the police with the evidence they need to identify the person responsible. Sam's life is put at risk however when the murderer threatens her. Wyn Ryan, who has been living with Sam since their mother's death, has found a job and is now looking to move on. Sam and Peter continue to struggle with their relationship but are determined to make a go of it.
7Friends Like These: Part 1
04 Apr 1997Description ▼
When 75-year old Millicent Lockwood is found brutally beaten to death in a local park, the police immediately focus on a local who was seen arguing with her a short time earlier. The autopsy reveals little evidence but Sam Ryan once again refuses to make the evidence they do have fit the suspect, which leads to an inevitable clash with the police. She also sees two youths, Kelvin Price and Ben Quayle, act out part of the murder. The police however are pursuing other lines of inquiry and don't have the time, nor the inclination, to pursue Sam's theories. She then sets off on her own investigation.
8Friends Like These: Part 2
05 Apr 1997Description ▼
Convinced that Kelvin and Ben are the murderers, Sam Ryan pursues her own investigation. She is also concerned that one of the boys may do himself harm after a third boy, who was only peripherally involved, hangs himself. The police are concerned that her involvement may actually taint some of the evidence they have and an angry DCI Peter Ross informs her that he has filed a formal complaint with the Coroner and the Chief Constable over her conduct. This obviously affects their professional and personal relationship.
1An Academic Exercise (1) #3.01
2An Academic Exercise (2) #3.02
3Fallen Idol (1) #3.03
4Fallen Idol (2) #3.04
5Divided Loyalties (1) #3.05
6Divided Loyalties (2) #3.06
7Brothers In Arms (1) #3.07
8Brothers In Arms (2) #3.08
1Gone Tomorrow #4.01
2Gone Tomorrow (2) #4.02
3A Good Body (1) #4.03
4A Good Body (2) #4.04
5A Kind of Justice (1) #4.05
6A Kind of Justice (2) #4.06
1The World Cruise (1) #5.01
2The World Cruise (2) #5.02
3Two Below Zero (1) #5.03
4Two Below Zero (2) #5.04
5Faith (1) #5.05
6Faith (2) #5.06
1The Fall Out: Part 1
28 Sep 2002Description ▼
Sam Ryan assists the police in the investigation of a multi-vehicle collision that results in the death of 11 people. She is joined by two new colleagues: Dr. Leo Dalton, an experienced pathologist from Sheffield and Dr. Harry Cunningham. As they try to determine the causes of the accident, they find a severed arm that does not belong to any of the victims. They also have to deal with DCI Carol Deacon whose role in the investigation is not quite clear to them. Sam and Leo have somewhat different approaches to their job, particularly in how they deal with the police. Harry performs his first autopsy on a child.
2The Fall Out: Part 2
29 Oct 2002Description ▼
The mystery of the severed arm is partly solved when the police discover a body floating in the river with a missing arm. The pathologists continue their investigation with little help from the police and DCI Deacon in particular. When she reveals to Tom that two of the men in the accident were undercover policemen, he realizes that Sam was correct and that he is being manipulated. The police refuse to tell them what is going on and Sam's interference has serious consequences. Harry continues to try and find a balance between detachment and compassion as one of the survivors of the crash seeks his assistance.
3Kith and Kill: Part 1
05 Oct 2002Description ▼
The police investigate an apparent break-in that results in the death of Derek Irons, his wife and youngest daughter. Two older children survived the attack but one is in serious condition and in a coma. Irons was a ruthless businessman who targeted his rivals' customers resulting in regular confrontations. Irons was stabbed but his wife and daughter were shot. Sam is reunited with an old friend from Northern Ireland, Det. Supt. Tony Ashton who is the senior investigative officer on the case. Harry assists the police with the death of an old woman who is believed to have fallen down a staircase. His post-mortem reveals evidence that is not consistent with a fall.
4Kith and Kill: Part 2
06 Oct 2002Description ▼
The police continue their investigation into the deaths of several members of the Irons family but based on the forensic evidence, they now believe he may have been killed elsewhere and then transported to his home. When one of Irons' two surviving children is killed, they look to his circle of friends and family for a possible motive. Thanks to Harry's information, the police investigate further into the death of an elderly woman who supposedly fell down the stairs in her home. Supt. Tony Ashton clearly wants to renew his friendship with Sam but she isn't so sure. Leo's home life is in turmoil and it's been affecting his work.
5Tell No Tales: Part 1
19 Oct 2002Description ▼
When a decomposed body is found hidden in the wall of an old factory building, Sam Ryan concludes he was murdered. He is eventually identified by his ex-girlfriend Selina Thomson as Marcus Saul, who had simply disappeared one day some seven years earlier. There has also been a break-in on campus and drugs have been stolen. The Dean asks Leo Dalton to speak to some of the students on the issue, but he's not quite sure what he can do.
6Tell No Tales: Part 2
20 Oct 2002Description ▼
With the death of a student from a drug overdose, the university must face the wrath of the girl's father, a major benefactor. The autopsy reveals that not only had she taken drugs but also that she had sexual relations with three different men in the previous 48 hours. Although the police have a suspect in the murder of Marcus Saul, new information suggests that the identity of the killer may lie in a completely different direction.
7Closed Ranks: Part 1
26 Oct 2002Description ▼
The police may have a serial killer on their hands when they locate a second body in a site where the first victim was found several months before. The body was trussed up in the same way and had an identical burn mark on his back. There is no apparent link between the first victim, student Michael Haughty, and the second Jason Villers, a probationer at the police college. While the police find evidence that may solve the Haughty case, they have nothing on the Villers murder. In a separate case, Harry is approached by the wife of an old university friend who asks him to perform a post-mortem on her husband who died in a fall. Harry finds that his old friend was injecting himself regularly. Leo's family is visiting for a few days but he's constantly being called into work.
8Closed Ranks: Part 2
27 Oct 2002Description ▼
When a second police probationer dies at the police college, Sam concludes that they may be dealing with a copycat murder rather than a serial killer. The investigating officer thinks that a fellow probationer may have been responsible for the original murder but the college's commandant, whose son is a student there and soon to be a police constable, would like the reputation of the college protected and the whole thing swept under the carpet. Harry learns that his late friend's wife was prescribing the drugs he was taking and is not quite sure what to do with the information. Leo's relationship with his wife and daughter is stretched thin when he spends most of his time at work and they are left on their own.
1Answering Fire: Part 1
11 Oct 2003
2Answering Fire: Part 2
12 Oct 2003
3Fatal Error: Part 1
18 Oct 2003
4Fatal Error: Part 2
18 Oct 2003
5Running on Empty: Part 1
25 Oct 2003
6Running on Empty: Part 2
01 Nov 2003
7Beyond Guilt: Part 1
01 Nov 2003
8Beyond Guilt: Part 2
02 Nov 2003
1A Time to Heal: Part 1
05 Sep 2004Description ▼
Sam Ryan embarks on a journey home to Northern Ireland when the team is called out to investigate the discovery of the bodies of two men killed by paramilitaries twenty years ago - and finds that their secrets live on in the new corridors of Belfast power.
2A Time to Heal: Part 2
06 Sep 2004Description ▼
As Sam struggles to find reconciliation with her estranged son, the investigation takes a darker turn as she has to face up to the possibility that her father may have been involved in police corruption and even murder.
3Death by Water: Part 1
12 Sep 2004Description ▼
This synopsis is too short and may not include the required detailed description of the entire plot. We normally require that synopses be at least 10 lines long. If you have seen this title, please help us by improving and expanding this synopsis. Now that Sam has left, Leo is faced with the decision of whether to take over her job; meanwhile he and Harry clash over an investigation into an outbreak of disease among school children on the South Coast.
4Death by Water: Part 2
13 Sep 2004Description ▼
This synopsis is too short and may not include the required detailed description of the entire plot. We normally require that synopses be at least 10 lines long. If you have seen this title, please help us by improving and expanding this synopsis. While Leo fights for his job, he and Harry investigate an apparent case of Munchausens by proxy and race against the clock to prevent a potentially fatal environmental disaster.
5Nowhere Fast: Part 1
19 Sep 2004Description ▼
When members of a syndicate owning a prize race horse are killed in a helicopter crash Leo and Harry investigate a complex betting scam; meanwhile the mortuary finds itself with an unconventional new member of staff.
6Nowhere Fast: Part 2
20 Sep 2004Description ▼
New girl Nikki joins the team as Harry finds himself implicated in a corrupt officer's enthusiasm to get his conviction while Leo investigates a cash-for-transplants ring.
7Body 21: Part 1
25 Sep 2004Description ▼
The team investigates the derailment of a train caused by someone leaving Maj. Mark Wiltshire's Land Rover on the tracks. The army is suspected but Wiltshire was in the officers mess at the time. The team have yet to identify the 21st victim, or determine if that person was on the train or in the car. Working with a survivor's group, they try to re-create where everyone was seated just prior to the crash occurring. When of the survivors commits suicide, the crash claims its 22nd victim.
8Body 21: Part 2
26 Sep 2004Description ▼
The investigation continues and one of the survivors remembers a vital piece of information. It becomes evident that the identification of body 21 may also lead to the cause of the crash. In the end, the solution rests on discovering a an unknown romantic affair and marital betrayal.
1Ghosts: Part 1
25 Jul 2005Description ▼
The team is shocked when Leo Dalton's wife and daughter are killed when a fancy sports car careens out of control and smashes into a cafÃ©. The police are puzzled by the cause of the crash but believe the driver may have been involved in a identity theft ring when they find several several passports and ID cards in the vehicle. Meanwhile, Nikki must perform urgent autopsies on two bodies found floating in the river. When she finds fingerprint evidence linking one of the bodies to the car accident, it becomes apparent that the two cases are linked and the police may have been less than forthcoming about their investigation.
2Ghosts: Part 2
26 Jul 2005Description ▼
Unsatisfied with the progress of the case, Leo Dalton takes matters into his own hands trying to get in contact with an identity theft ring. The information he gathers assists the police and they work together. The death of one of the gang members, and a vital clue, lead police to identify the their leader, but in the end, the solution brings little solace to Leo.
3Choices: Part 1
01 Aug 2005Description ▼
The team investigates deaths and injuries resulting from a drive by shooting outside a club. The forensics team determines that the bullets were home-made and it would appear that someone in the crowd returned fire. The police want to solve this quickly before it escalates into a gang war. Curiously, the bullets fired by both sides were made using the same equipment. Nikki attempts to determine the cause of death for a badly decomposed body found in a crack house.Leo continues to have difficulties dealing with the recent death of his wife and daughter.
4Choices: Part 2
02 Aug 2005Description ▼
With the murder of the club manager, the pathologists also determine that the club owner shot his own girlfriend, likely by accident. They also identify an unlikely suspect in the shooting of the club manager. Harry and Nikki confront Leo over his abusive and unprofessional behavior.
5The Meaning of Death: Part 1
08 Aug 2005Description ▼
Harry investigates the death of a woman who drowned in a backyard pool. She was apparently struck on the side of the head and her husband claims that her expensive necklace is missing. Leo and Nikki investigate the death of Lucie Philips, a kidnap victim who was taken a week previously. The girl's father tried to pay the ransom but the money was never collected leading the police to believe that the kidnappers may have had other motives. They also investigate the murder of a pizza deliveryman that has similarities with the Philips crime scene. A third murder leads the police to suspect that they may be seeing the work of a serial killer. Nikki's grandmother dies bringing her into contact with her estranged father.
6The Meaning of Death: Part 2
09 Aug 2005Description ▼
Leo and Nikki find yet another victim who was apparently bound and buried alive. However, they continue to have difficulty finding a common link among all of the victims. The investigation focuses on the editor of a philosophical journal who had an intellectual disagreement with one of the victims but the case is more complex than first imagined. Harry discovers that his drowning victim was pregnant which may have indirectly contributed to her death. Nikki's father is released from prison and promptly disappears.
7Mind and Body: Part 1
15 Aug 2005Description ▼
The team investigates two deaths, the first a suicide where someone jumped to their death and the second where a paranoid schizophrenic dressed as a vicar goes on a rampage stabbing innocent bystanders. Their suspicions are aroused when they learn that both men were receiving treatment at the same clinic, January House. Leo assists the police in their investigation of a building society employee who is forcibly taken from his house and subsequently found dead in his own car. Harry is asked to perform an autopsy and provide a second opinion in the death of a young woman. The death was ruled a suicide, but the mother refuses to accept the verdict.
8Mind and Body: Part 2
16 Aug 2005Description ▼
The Director of January House tries to take his own life on the clinic grounds and the pathologists suspect they may have a case of adulterated prescription medication. Harry's repeat autopsy reveals that the young woman was also under medicated, but she had no contact with the clinic. The police suspect the wife in the case of the building society employee and Leo sets out to disprove her time line.
1Cargo: Part 1
16 Jul 2006Description ▼
The pathologists investigate a case involving a people smuggling operation gone wrong. A boat is found washed up on shore with four bodies. They're not sure who the smugglers and who the passengers are but from the evidence, it's believed that at least three adults and one child may have left the scene. When a young boy finds a severed hand with the tattoo of a snake's head, the police believe the case may involve a known Chinese people smuggling ring. The case takes an even more serious turn when it's determined that one of the victims may have died of hemorrhagic fever.
2Cargo: Part 2
17 Jul 2006
3Terminus: Part 1
23 Jul 2006Description ▼
Harry investigates a case of hit and run where the victim was a 16 year old boy from the nearby housing estate. Working with Sgt. Susan Fenn, they attempt learn if this was an accident or intentional. Harry takes quite a liking to Susan and is shocked by a sudden turn of event. Leo examines a death resulting from a house fire where the lady of the house died. He is puzzled at why she was unable to leave and the police immediately suspect the husband, who was in a nearby park with the children, of murder. Nikki looks into the case of a young woman who collapses at her hen night. She had recently had minor surgery and was taking pain killers, but there is surprising information to be found about her background.
4Terminus: Part 2
24 Jul 2006Description ▼
The pathologists busy week continues with a variety of cases. Nikki examines a death in a telemarketing office. Several workers were vying for promotion and the police suspect foul play. Harry deals with the case of a professional footballer who committed suicide. He realizes there is a link to another case he is working on. Leo deals with the case of a drunk who died on a bus. There is little information about the man and the case becomes more of a puzzle when the autopsy reveals that he wasn't drunk at all.
5Body of Work: Part 1
30 Jul 2006Description ▼
Harry is shocked when his former university girlfriend, Penny Harris, is brought in dead. She drove her car into a tree and the police initially suspect suicide but the autopsy reveals that the medication in her system was ground rather than in pill form, so they conclude she was likely murdered. Her husband tells the police that he thought his wife was having an affair and her parents react strangely to the news. Leo assists the police in the death of Jimmy Triangle, a conceptual artist whose latest work dealt with the death of conceptual art - and includes his own body, as he is shot through the head. The question is whether the shot was self-inflicted or not.
6Body of Work: Part 2
31 Jul 2006
7Supernova: Part 1
06 Aug 2006Description ▼
Alison Garland is a 14 year old schoolgirl found dead on the school grounds just after lunch. She appears to have slit her wrists and committed suicide, but there is also evidence that she had sexual relations just earlier that day. As Leo Dalton looks into the case he learns that Alison was also a school bully and was a very unhappy young woman. Harry assists the police in the stabbing death of a car dealer. The evidence suggests that he was stabbed in his garage and his body then dumped. The case takes a radical twist when they find that the knife found by Alison's body was also used to kill the car dealer. Nikki assists the police in the death of an elderly woman who appears to have been maltreated.
8Supernova: Part 2
07 Aug 2006Description ▼
The police learn some shocking information about the dead car dealer that points to a motive for murder. Another murder near the school, with the same weapon used for the previous two murders, lead the police to determine that there are multiple murderers and a conspiracy at play. Nikki continues her probe into the maltreated old woman and learns that some was in the house two days after she had suffered an injury, but before she died.
9Schism: Part 1
13 Aug 2006Description ▼
Harry and Nikki deal with the case of a young woman who is found dead in an animal shelter. Her dead body has obviously been posed and the autopsy reveals she may have been tortured before death. Information from police intelligence suggests that they may be dealing with a group of radical animal rights activists. It all becomes quite personal for Harry when Nikki is taken prisoner. It's also a difficult time for Leo who has been asked to appear before a medical council hearing and testify on the propriety of a close friend's medical research. Harry has been offered a prestigious chair at an American university, but has had difficulty discussing the issue with his colleagues, especially Nikki.
10Schism: Part 2
14 Aug 2006Description ▼
Harry and the police desperately search for Nikki as they continue to find more bodies. The animal rights activists' target is a well known pharmaceutical firm that is undertaking research on behalf of the government. Leo finally decides on a course of action in testifying at the medical council hearing.
1Apocalypse: Part 1
28 Aug 2007Description ▼
The pathologists investigate when a military helicopter crashes into a refugee detention center. Harry and Nikki actually witnessed the crash and were first on the scene but the case is complex since the center was Ministry of Defense property leased to the Home Office. The team is shocked at the conditions they find in the center and Harry, who has a close friend in the RAF, is shaken when a government Minister attributes the accident to pilot error.
2Apocalypse: Part 2
29 Aug 2007Description ▼
Harry is convinced that the RAF is trying to cover up the real reasons for the crash. This is re-enforced when the dead pilot's father tells him that no one liked or trusted the particular type of helicopter that crashed. When given a chance to perform the post-mortem on the pilot, they find a possible physical cause however. In examining one of the dead refugees, Nikki concludes that he had undergone plastic surgery. She attempts a facial reconstruction to see if they can identify him.
3Suffer the Children: Part 1
03 Sep 2007
4Suffer the Children: Part 2
04 Sep 2007Description ▼
When a second person, Vincent Fricks, is found dead with ligature marks around his neck, Nikki and Harry not only find a connection between the two dead men but also with the school where Father Reid committed suicide. They also find another common link between the three. Leo Dalton continues his investigation into a local church that combines Christian with African beliefs and customs. He manages to find physical evidence linking one of the dead boys to the church.
5Hippocratic Oath: Part 1
10 Sep 2007Description ▼
Harry Cunningham investigates when a car accident reveals two bodies inside one coffin. The coffin contained the body of 80-year-old Ethel Mortimer, who was supposed to be there and also that of James Featherton, a high tech sales rep who also had a heavy cocaine habit. Leo Dalton and Nikki Alexander have to deal with the death of a young child who died post-operatively. The pediatric surgeon in the case, Alice Huston, is well known in her field but may be prone to undertaking aggressive surgeries. The pathologists find a connection between the two cases when Featherton's girlfriend is found to be a nurse on Huston's surgical team.
6Hippocratic Oath: Part 2
11 Sep 2007Description ▼
With Claire Kowalski missing and Nikki Alexander unconscious from a blow to the head, Harry and Leo investigate exactly what is going on at the hospital. Harry discovers that a member of Huston's surgical team is not who they claim to be and has actually stolen the identity of someone who died six years before. Blackmail is at the center of it all and it turns out Alice Huston is hiding a secret. However, the killer is identified only by looking to old friendships and the calling in of an old debt.
7Double Dare: Part 1
17 Sep 2007Description ▼
Nikki Alexander finds herself working on a case from her past. Four years previously, she had been instrumental in getting 17 year-old Anna Holland acquitted of a murder charge. She had been accused of egging on her boyfriend in the murder of a young mother they chose randomly. Now, while under police protection, her body has been found in a burnt car. The autopsy reveals that she had been stabbed but had died from carbon monoxide poisoning and so was burnt alive. Nikki also receives a surprise visit from her estranged father who wants her to perform a second autopsy on a friend who recently died.
8Double Dare: Part 2
18 Sep 2007Description ▼
Nikki Alexander begins to have serious doubts about her conclusions four years previously when her testimony helped acquit 17-year-old Anna Holland of murder. Anna's mother had withheld information from the police and as Nikki reconstructs the scene of the crime, she realizes that the blood spatter evidence no longer holds up. The police focus on the dead woman's husband but the pathologists find that a series of unsolved murders may have a bearing on the case. Nikki is also annoyed with her father, who has conned Harry Cunningham into completing a second autopsy on his late wife.
9Peripheral Vision: Part 1
24 Sep 2007Description ▼
Harry Cunningham is asked to review a case in a insurance dispute. The insurance company is refusing to pay out on an policy when the autopsy results show that the woman was intoxicated and likely was responsible for the fall that killed her. Her family insists that that is impossible as she was an abstainer. Nikki Alexander investigates when human remains are found buried in an field. The locals believe the body to be that of Clara Young, who had disappeared 18 months before. The remains are found on the site of a travelers or gypsy caravan site and the police are convinced that George Wood, one of the camp residents is responsible, but Nikki's evidence proves otherwise.
10Peripheral Vision: Part 2
25 Sep 2007Description ▼
George Wood is released by the police but he is soon found dead in his caravan. Although made to look like a suicide, it is clearly a murder. The case gets even more complicated for Nikki and the authorities when she determines that there are the remains of two victims in the field, not just one. The evidence in the George Wood murder points to someone with connections to the police. Harry Cunningham believes that the dead woman in his insurance case was likely suffering from dementia and looks to prove the cause
1Safe: Part 1
01 Oct 2008Description ▼
Following a court appearance for drunk driving, Leo is required to perform unpaid work as a punishment, assisting AJ, a community worker on a run-down,largely black-occupied housing estate in South London. AJ is hoping to divert boys away from crime by encouraging them to do sports, and, though initially dismissive of Leo as a white intruder, comes to respect him after he has saved the life of Errol, a former gang member now anxious to keep his little brother Levi out of trouble. Errol has been stabbed in the leg by members of a gang from a rival estate and Leo stops him from bleeding to death. Earlier in the week a young girl called Shana Block was stabbed to death at a funfair and her murder recorded on a mobile phone. As Shana lived on the estate police sergeant Wallace involves Leo as a go-between with the suspicious residents. Also on the scene are Harry and Nikki, the latter dating Ryan, a young Scottish paramedic she met when called to the scene of Shana's death. Before any arrests can be made, Richard Ojana, a member of a rival gang, is shot in broad daylight and nobody is willing to come forward as a witness. Believing he knows who the killers are, Errol goes off into the night, but the next day his corpse, tarred and feathered, is dumped on A.J.'s recreation ground.
2Safe: Part 2
02 Oct 2008Description ▼
WARNING!!! THIS CONTAINS A SPOILER!!! Having set out to find his brother's murderers, Levi is also killed. However, the deaths of Shana and Richard were not gang-related but caused by a jealous boyfriend of Shana who saw Richard as a threat. Ryan's dismissive attitude - "they're only blacks" shocks Nikki and she throws him over. Leo completes his task and leaves AJ, whose work is an uphill struggle as another little boy is seen being bribed to join a gang with the promise of a pair of expensive training shoes
3Deaths Door: Part 1
08 Oct 2008
4Deaths Door: Part 2
09 Oct 2008Description ▼
WARNING! SPOILER! Following Holly's murder the team are assigned individual bodyguards and Harry's minder, Frank,is extremely useful in a car chase. The two work as a team and, through Pargeter, meet Oleg Kovik, a Russian oligarch anxious to become a British national and who tells Harry that Fran was a dear friend. (She also had a face-lift in Russia, and the removal of her face has followed the lines of the operation.) Harry takes a dislike to Kovik, who tries to bribe him by putting money in his bank account. Between them Frank and Harry discover a disc hidden by Fran that was meant to be in her forthcoming book. It reveals that Kovik and Polyak were bitter enemies and Kovik used her to frame Polyak, making it necessary for her to die too. Holly was killed as a warning. Janet uses her influence at the Home Office to have Kovik's British citizenship denied and he is charged with the murders and arrested. Barker later tells Harry that Holly did sleep with him but that she was an opportunist using the case to gain fame and publicity for herself and that the killers recognized her because she was anxious to appear in front of a television camera. Harry still imagines that he sees her when he is out jogging.
5Terror: Part 1
15 Oct 2008Description ▼
The team is called in after Mr. Stickley of the Police complaints Board feels that something is not right about an armed police raid on a house where several people were killed, including one of the officers and a mystery woman. A young Muslim called Melik has been badly wounded and lies in hospital. Mr. Stickley believes the policeman was killed by Rhys Allen, a colleague who was having an affair with the deceased's wife. Melik's sister Isra confides in Nikki that all the 'suspects' were unarmed and not terrorists and fears of a cover-up by the authorities are not helped by the aggressive attitude of Inspector Transfield, particularly when Nikki is attacked and evidence stolen from her laptop.
6Terror: Part 2
16 Oct 2008Description ▼
WARNING! SPOILER! Mr. Stickley attempts to trap Rhys, who goes on the run and confronts Nikki but swears that he killed no-one. After Melik dies in hospital Isra - whose parents are not allowed into Britain - introduces Nikki to Hasan, her guardian and solicitor, who recalls Nikki from a previous case and respects her. Harry discovers that the dead mystery woman was an undercover policewoman called Esther who had infiltrated a drug dealer - another of the corpses. Then, by piecing together the exact positions of everyone in the building Nikki works out what really happened. The killer was Isra, who shot the policeman and allowed her brother to die because she is a fundamentalist and he was too moderate. Her 'mentor' is Hasan, who persuades her to become a suicide bomber, strapping explosives inside her coat and going to a crowded bar. She is reluctant but agrees. However, the police, acting on Nikki's deductions, arrive in time to stop her carrying out her plan.
7Judgement: Part 1
22 Oct 2008Description ▼
Harry is called in to assist Inspector McKenzie identify the body of a young Hasidic Jew, Yitzak Rubutkin, whose wife is the niece of local rabbi Marouski.Early evidence suggests an anti-Semitic hate crime when Drozdz, an unlawful Polish worker with known Nazi leanings, is seen attacking the victim on a mobile phone image. But the dates of this assault and the murder are shown to differ and Harry, following a conversation with Chaim, another Hasidic, learns that the victim, despite denials from his wife, was a gay man, a possible reason for his slaying. Leo, simultaneously, comes to assist policewoman Jenny Bright in her investigation into the death of a female student at a sex party for ex-pat Australians, the evidence suggesting that she was sexually assaulted by the owner of the flat, Danny Land, a man with previous convictions for sex crimes.
8Judgement: Part 2
23 Oct 2008Description ▼
WARNING! SPOILER! Tests show that Chaim was actually pushed in front of the lorry that killed him and the rabbi admits that Yitzak and Chaim both told him they were gay. After the synagogue is daubed with anti-Jewish slogans Binyomin, the rabbi's son, is charged with attacking Toni, one of the Polish workers who,Binyomin says, constantly harass the Jews. Binyomin's DNA is found on the dead boys and Harry wants him arrested but the rabbi and his wife are forced to tell the truth. Toni is their eldest son but his violent, psychopathic behaviour caused them to disown him and they moved from Manchester to London without him. He has now fallen in with anti-Semite Nazi sympathizers and is the murderer. And Margo, sister of the dead girl Edie, having attempted suicide, confesses that Edie overdosed after finding her boyfriend and Margo in bed. For Leo there is, however, a happy ending as he moves in with his anthropologist girlfriend Janet.
9The Lost Child: Part 1
29 Oct 2008Description ▼
The half-naked corpse of a twelve-year-old boy is found in his school grounds and Liam, the child in whose company he was last seen, has disappeared. Nikki is particularly involved because the school's head teacher,Noel Hopkins, is the teacher who, years earlier, encouraged her interest in science.
11Finding Rachel: Part 1
05 Nov 2008Description ▼
Stephen Harrington, a friend of Leo, is concerned that his daughter Rachel, an aid worker, has gone missing in Zambia. Leo and his colleagues fly to Africa where Rachel's corpse is discovered. It seems that she was investigating the deaths of local villagers and may have been silenced. In the absence of the local coroner, the team get involved but find that uncooperative police officers are not exclusive to Britain.
12Finding Rachel: Part 2
06 Nov 2008
1Intent: Part I
07 Jan 2010Description ▼
Insurance investigator William Byfield is found gassed in his car after he has sparred with Nikki over a claim for terminally-ill suicide Sally Craven. He was also perturbed about the suspicious death of one Stephen Connelly, which leads to Leo being accused of falsifying the post mortem by William's successor, Clare Ambler. In fact Connelly's details never reached Leo and his widow, bereavement counsellor Rebecca, is not only uncooperative with Clare but is Harry's current girl-friend and overly friendly with coroner's officer David Levin. When it appears that William Byfield was murdered Harry suspects Rebecca of being involved.
2Intent: Part II
08 Jan 2010Description ▼
SPOILER! TELLS ENDING. Leo discovers that someone copied his notes on a man who died at the same time as Connelly and made up Connelly's fake file from them. He suspects David Levin, who is acting in a guilty manner and clearly carries a torch for Rebecca. Leo is attacked and hospitalised and later on Levin's corpse is found in Rebecca's car. Nikki works out that Levin murdered William,tried to kill Leo and then killed himself, making it look like murder to frame Rebecca for not returning his unrequited love and using him for her own ends. Finally we see Rebecca in Mexico with a vast insurance cheque and an ailing but alive husband.
3Voids: Part I
14 Jan 2010Description ▼
Left wing writer Tom Flannery rings for the emergency services when he finds his investment banker wife Bridget dead at the foot of their stairs, lying in an unnaturally large pool of blood. Both Harry and Detective Superintendant Jenkins find the death suspicious as some blood seems to have been cleaned from the wall, making a 'void', but then Jenkins dislikes Flannery's anti-police strand in his writings and she knows Bridget was insured. Nikki believes the death was an accident until Bridget's sister Muriel tells her that the first Mrs. Flannery also died after falling downstairs.
4Voids: Part II
15 Jan 2010Description ▼
At the coroner's inquest into Bridget's death Nikki and Harry give conflicting evidence though it turns out that a young policewoman made the 'void' when she slipped on the blood and touched the wall to steady herself. Disturbed mental patient Diamanda Yannis,who had previously attacked Tom's daughter Anna, a nurse, was seen at the Flannery house, covered in blood but she dies after a fight with police. Harry has the first Mrs. Flannery exhumed, proving that someone killed her. Tom admits to Nikki it was him,during a drunken argument over his wish to marry Bridget. He also claims that he killed Bridget but Nikki believes he is shielding somebody else.Is he?
5Run: Part I
21 Jan 2010Description ▼
Ruth Gardiner falls to her death from a squat in a high-rise block and Leo - unlike D.I. Neill - realises that she was murdered though Neill seems reluctant to launch a public appeal. Ruth's father tells Leo she left home two years earlier, he assumes to join a cult, but had phoned recently to say she was retuning to him.Reading of the death car salesman Phil tells his girlfriend Danielle that he is an undercover cop working with Ruth - who was staking out a resident in the flats. Danielle meets with Leo, telling him Neill is corrupt and anxious to shut down Phil's operation,which is to expose sex trafficking. Phil - real name Peter Carmody - takes Alex Webb, an apparent suspect,to a caravan where he will be safe. Harry, meanwhile, discovers that a recently deceased family friend had had an affair with his mother.
6Run: Part II
22 Jan 2010Description ▼
Carmody goes on the run and Danielle is killed. The same man's DNA is found in her flat as on Ruth's corpse. Leo's partner Janet persuades him that Neill is not dishonest and Neill discovers that Carmody is a car salesman working with Webb. A failed police college entrant some years ago, he has persuaded his wife and mother - as well as Ruth,Danielle and Webb - he is an undercover cop though when Janet interviews his mother she says that he was a fantasist since childhood. Clearly he is a loose cannon, rubbing out those who discover his secret and must be found. Harry discovers that his father was a bully, driving his mother to having an affair.
7Shadows: Part I
28 Jan 2010Description ▼
The team attend at the apparent suicide of student Jason Renfrew at the local university. The Dean tells Leo Jason complained to her about racist bullying and he is found to have swallowed a chip containing photos of the alleged bullies, as well as having a handgun in his locker. Soon afterwards a gunman goes on the rampage, killing several people including the policeman investigating Jason's death. Nikki and Harry are trapped in a classroom with some students, one of whom, the mortally wounded Matt Frisk, was one of Jason's tormentors. Commander Somerville leads the police team who release them though it is Harry who finds the severely injured gunman. However, he fails to spot the bomb planted on campus.
8Shadows: Part II
29 Jan 2010Description ▼
Harry suspects that Scott Weston, the injured gunman, was shot by another person and it becomes obvious that two guns were used in the massacre. Scott's mother tells Dean Mears that Scott and Jason were good friends, Scott looking out for the more fragile Jason. Meanwhile Nikki is held prisoner in the deserted mortuary by unbalanced Neil Corrigan, who appears to have planned the massacre with Jason - who chickened out and killed himself - and then framed Scott. Ultimately video evidence reveals what actually happened, as well as locating the bomb.
9Home: Part I
04 Feb 2010Description ▼
The team is in Cape Town, where Nikki was brought up, for a conference, though she is also excavating a twenty-five year old grave containing the corpses of five A.N.C. activists and she is surprised to find a sixth body. Anton, a private investigator for politician Charles Matuzas, who is sponsoring the operation, shows her around the city and they fall for each other. Leo gets involved with a fifteen-year-old orphan girl, Kudzai, a Zimbabwean refugee, whom he is adamant should not be returned to the Mugabe regime and Leo helps local pathologist Sara when two dead girls are pulled from the harbour. Reading of their deaths in the paper causes Nyasha and Daya to flee their orphanage though they are recaptured by the gruesome Adebare and their fate looks grim. Kudzai, meanwhile, is taken to the orphanage by an apparently kindly government official.
10Home: Part II
05 Feb 2010Description ▼
Nikki discovers that the sixth body is that of the long missing son of her former nanny, whom she goes to visit. Harry accompanies Sara and her policeman husband as they recover the dead body of Nyasha, killed as an 'example' whilst Daya is returned to the sinister orphanage. Mandisa, the official who took Kudzai there, tells Leo it is a safe haven but it is really a brothel,trading in unlawful immigrant girls with no families and the two girls found in the harbour were killed there by brutal patrons and then dumped. Leo leads the police to the brothel and the girls are saved. Nikki, however, faces a far more bitter truth as she realizes Anton has not been honest with her.
1A Guilty Mind: Part I
03 Jan 2011Description ▼
The day after Professor Silverlake,consultant neurologist at the Dartmouth London hospital, has railed at three patients for smoking and drinking on the premises all three are found dead. Silverlake,apparently the last doctor to visit the ward,later goes berserk with a rifle and is killed by police snipers. The ward's night nurse is also found dead. Nikki is deeply upset at having to perform an autopsy on a little girl who was murdered,apparently by Jason Bodle,on whom Silverlake once performed life-saving surgery and wonders if the professor allowed himself to be shot out of remorse.Whilst Bodle is committed as unfit to plead,Silverlake's daughter Naomi asks Nikki to help clear her father's name of murder.
2A Guilty Mind: Part 2
04 Jan 2011Description ▼
In her efforts to help Naomi Nikki believes that Silverlake was self-medicating with an untried depression cure though his widow denies it and a representative of the pill company,posing as a health inspector,tries to have Nikki taken off the case. After she is arrested for shop-lifting and feels perpetually tired Nikki is referred to a psychiatrist who diagnoses depression. Naomi is highly supportive throughout but,at the hospital,the police make a frightening discovery which questions Naomi's motivation. Even after the real murderer is punished another death occurs,leading to closure for Nikki.
3Lost: Part 1
Nikki's archaeologist friend Patrick is excited when a woman's body,apparently a thousand years old,is unearthed on a Yorkshire moor. However dental records show she is a more recent murder victim and Leo,who once worked in the area,believes she is Jodie Fisher,who went missing in 1985. Three other girls were murdered and the killer,Karl Bentley,caught and jailed. Leo,unsuccessful in his efforts with Janet to make a baby and applying to adopt,reencounters Jodie's mother,old flame Carol,before visiting Bentley,who creepily says that his actions were 'out of love'. Then another woman is killed. Written by
4Lost: Part 2
Janet travels to Yorkshire with Leo where she identifies the murder of the fresh victim,Kelly Summers,as being a copycat of the Bentley killings,suggesting that Bentley had an accomplice still at large. This is confirmed when Sonia Hardwick,the investigating officer,finds a letter to Bentley from a boyfriend in the original file. A television crew visits the Fosters' farm house,where Carol's husband Bill snaps,attacking a journalist. He is arrested and interviewed by Sonia regarding his relationship with Karl Bentley. Between them Sonia and Leo deduce that Bentley had a male lover responsible for the unsolved murders and that that man is Bill Fisher. They are only partly right. Harry,meanwhile,has to baby-sit the teenage son of an irresponsible old college friend. Written by
5First Casualty: Part 1
01 Jan 2011Description ▼
At Hillsdon Army base,a training camp for soldiers fighting in Afghanistan,young soldier Mark Blakefield is still recovering from the death in action of his friend Danny Ferris and argues with Lieutenant Lockfield,who was having an affair with Danny's girl-friend 'Cats' Felton,a fact which Lockfield's wife Claire has also discovered. Cats' body is pulled from the river some time after she was talking to the lieutenant and Nikki suspects foul play. Then Lockfield is shot,an apparent suicide,but Harry,accompanying Inspector Suzy Harte to the base,finds from the post mortem result that the man was murdered.
6First Casualty: Part 2
01 Jan 2011Description ▼
Nikki links Cats to the Lockfords via her phone and,at her flat,sees photos of her with her boy-friend Danny,whose father identifies her corpse. The police catch a man skulking at her flat,Dennis Croft,a former soldier cashiered for drug peddling who says there was a cover-up over Danny's death. At the request of Danny's parents a further post mortem is carried out,ultimately proving that he was killed by 'friendly fire'.Consequently it transpires that Lockford was not seeing Cats for sex but seeing her right financially. CCTV evidence shows that Cats' death was due to a bizarre accident but who killed the young lieutenant and why?
7Bloodlines: Part 1
24 Jan 2011
8Bloodlines: Part 2
25 Jan 2011
9The Prodigal: Part 1
31 Jan 2011Description ▼
Nikki and Harry are called to the Dutch Embassy in the wake of a gunman killing three people,including police constable Barlow and the brother of ambassador Van Buren,though the latter officially died three years earlier. Van Buren's son Jacob went missing fifteen years earlier and now his grandson Jack is missing, Jack's mother Klara and young policeman Whitehead being among the wounded. Curiously the CCTV cameras were switched off at the time of the shooting but,recovering in hospital,Klara claims the murderer was Jacob. The news coverage has a strange effect on telephonist Mary Olivant,who is found hanged,though Leo finds the death suspicious. He is also wary when another pathologist,Sabiston,whom he once trained,is called in to carry out the post mortems at the ambassador's request.
10The Prodigal: Part 2
01 Feb 2011Description ▼
Mary Olivant turns out to have been the Van Buren's nanny at the time of Jacob's disappearance and a body unearthed near to where her corpse was found is identified as that of the little boy. Diederick Van Buren had been paying her thousands for years but she had recently seen Klara and told her the true fate of her brother. The so-called bodyguard was actually Diederick,allegedly working for MI6,and the pathologist who pronounced him dead three years earlier was Sabiston,working with Superintendant Mansfield in a cover-up on behalf of the embassy. Harry finds Jack,who has gone into hiding and who saw all that happened on the night of the shooting,for which reason he is protecting the killer.
1Death Has No Dominion: Part 1
Following the suicide of colleague Lizzie Fraser,whom he believes was scape-goated by police for a wrong decision,Leo comes to work in an angry,bitter mood. DI Connie James brings Leo,Harry and Nikki in following the brutal slaying of ex-SAS soldier Mick Francis,his wife Jessie and young son Luke at their farm shop during a robbery. Harry establishes a good rapport with the pregnant Connie but then Supt Byrne links the murders to that of Lizzie's sister Mary twelve years earlier and to that of several other unsolved murders in the intervening years. Byrne believes the killer is a drug-addicted woman known as the Wraith,working with a male accomplice. However,unknown to him a hooded white boy who was at the shop would seem to fit the bill.
2Death Has No Dominion: Part 2
An eye witness account and identification of a car links a youth called Lee Ness to the farm shop murders but he claims not to know the Wraith. Tom Byrne,recently widowed,and Nikki,who has just lost her father,develop a rapport whilst interviewing the parents of another supposed victim of the Wraith,who have their own views on the murderer's identity. A discrepancy in the findings of the Wraith's DNA at different crime scenes leads Harry to take samples from a rival laboratory. The result reveals an elaborately plotted revenge scenario to punish the police for the deaths of Mary and Lizzie.
3And Then I Fell in Love: Part 1
4And Then I Fell in Love: Part 2
5Paradise Lost: Part 1
Leo gives evidence at a custody hearing in the wake of a child's death,his opinion over-ruling that of Dr Helen Karamides,which annoys her former pupil Nikki,who sees Helen as the victim of the male establishment and cannot believe the accusation that Helen is retaining tissue samples from past cases. Nikki is also approached by Andy Farmer. His mother Annie was the appropriate adult at the interview with serial killer Arnold Mears,who now directs Annie to the sites of his victims' remains where she collects their bones. Andy wants Nikki to help identify them. Nikki also discovers that Helen had a professional involvement with Mears.
6Paradise Lost: Part 2
Leo feels guilty when Helen kills herself,leaving an explanation on Camcorder that she took the tissues to further scientific research. Aware that Mears killed more women than he was imprisoned for, Leo tells the police about the arrangement with Annie,scaring Andy, who believes that Mears will have his mother murdered for the breach of trust. It is also revealed that Annie believes her daughter was one of Mears' victims,hence her involvement with him. When Annie disappears Nikki visits Mears,who agrees to tell her about all his other victims. He appears to have won his mind game with her but his possessiveness over his copy of 'Paradise Lost' and Nikki's chance remark about an elderly lady she met who knew Mears yield results.
7Domestic: Part 1
08 Apr 2012Description ▼
Harry's work colleague Justine Thompson is murdered in her house with her daughter Gemma whilst her stepson Charlie,also attacked,lies in a coma. Baby daughter Megan,however, is unharmed.Husband Stuart is prime suspect but he has an alibi and his grief seems genuine. The post mortem shows that Gemma was pregnant and the team learns that Justine once needed a restraining order against Stuart's brother Kevin,who was obsessed with her. Mrs Barron,the lady from next door who found the bodies,finds evidence on her son Joel's computer that Gemma and Charlie were lovers as Joel rides off to see Kevin.
8Domestic: Part 2
09 Apr 2012Description ▼
After Kevin dies in a car crash Harry is surprised to see Joel keeping a vigil by Charlie's hospital bed. Whilst denying murder Joel professes that he loved Gemma was shocked that she was sleeping with Charlie. Stuart's initial alibi breaks down when CCTV footage shows Kevin,not him,at the hotel in question but he admits to an affair with Mrs Barron. The murderer is eventually exposed after a shocking betrayal is revealed,leading to an horrific reaction.
9Redhill: Part 1
22 Apr 2012Description ▼
Prison inspector Rachel Kruger is murdered,along with young Nick Owen,a man she was visiting,whose computer is stolen.Inspector Bridges tells Leo she reckons Rachel's husband Peter killed his wife and her suspected lover but Peter claims that Rachel was in danger because she was investigating sinister events at Redhill prison,particularly the mysterious death of convict James Wade,and Leo believes him. The team joins the police investigation of Redhill,where governor Cairns is less than helpful and Rachel's original source,Dr Ross,too scared to speak out. But, unbeknown to the pathologists, Bridges knows far more than she is letting on.
10Redhill: Part 2
23 Apr 2012Description ▼
When prison officer Ellis Roberts and convict Benjamin Johnson are killed after a supposed cell fight Leo is suspicious of corrupt officer Kessler,whose evidence about the fight does not ring true and is found to have fathered a child with Andrea Bridges before he left the police under a cloud. Nikki persuades Bridges to confess that she covered for Kessler in the past but,despite Kessler visiting Leo to threaten him,there is doubt that he murdered James Wade and the prison inspectors Kruger and Owen. The eventual discovery of the truth spells bitterness for both Leo,ending his relationship with Janet,and Harry.
11Fear: Part 1
29 Apr 2012Description ▼
Leo is called in by his old college friend,psychiatrist Sean Delaney,now a cancer-stricken alcoholic. Sean was treating inspirational,deeply religious teenager Eve Gilston,who felt neglected by her family ,and the verdict of whose death,alone in bed,apparently of arrhythmic death syndrome Sean does not believe. Accompanied by down-to-earth sergeant Brooks Leo interviews Eve's parents,lapsed Catholics Beth and Tony,wondering if the family is prone to the rare heart condition Long QT Syndrome,though John,their blind younger son refuses to be tested. Sean tells Leo that,at their last session, Eve believed that she was possessed by evil and soon afterwards Leo and sergeant Brooks find evidence that a priest performed an exorcism on her.
12Fear: Part 2
30 Apr 2012Description ▼
Shocked by the news of the exorcism Sean joins Leo in visiting Father Jacobs though he tells them that he did not perform the exorcism and Nikki tracks down the nun,Sister Landsley,who did so,only to find she has killed herself. Leo believes the trauma of the exorcism triggered Eve's death but then he learns from Beth how Eve thought that she was possessed after passing on the measles which blinded him to John when they were younger. With the knowledge that his grandmother killed herself John believes that possession runs in the family and now he is host to the demons, leading to a further exorcism.
1Change: Part 1
Confectionary magnate John Briggs,head of an ailing empire and at odds with union leader Kenny Barber,is found dead of an apparent heart attack in a hotel bedroom. He was about to sell his company to millionaire Emmett Schwartzman. His sole heir is long estranged daughter Geraldine,to the chagrin of his brother Phillip,whom Geraldine appoints as company director. Young police pathologist Jack Hodgson claims Briggs was murdered,believing he had been with a prostitute,and is sufficiently persuasive that Leo recruits him to replace Harry,now working in New York. Briggs' right hand man Trenter pays off escort Deanna Collier,who is actually Geraldine's daughter and had just tracked Briggs down. Geraldine gives Deanna a charm bracelet but soon afterwards the girl is murdered.
2Change: Part 2
As Nikki discovers that Deanna was not Geraldine's daughter but an opportunist out to fleece Briggs Schwartzman decides against buying the confectionary firm. Interviewd by DS Gold in Nikki's presence Geraldine explains that she was raped by Phillip Briggs as a teen-ager and her baby given away. John Briggs' legal adviser Annette,who found Deanna,expresses unease to Tranter about the deception and is later found murdered. Geraldine is arrested but the pathologists,aided by Jack's wheelchair-bound mentor Clarissa,uncover the truth though the killer never makes it to court. Geraldine is,however,reunited with her real daughter.
3Trust: Part 1
Leo attempts to help Mark Benson,whose wife Shona was imprisoned for killing their baby and begins to spot discrepancies in the expert witnesses at the trial. Petra Smith is abducted and imprisoned in a remote farm building at the same time as two women's corpses are discovered in a basement. Th officer in charge,Chrissie Reid,once has an affair with Jack until he accused her of corruption in order to get an arrest. The two women have been injected with a toxic substance and Chrissie and Nikki visit the factory that makes it. The suspicious actions of scientist Lucas Ballinger cause them to follow him to the hide-out where a man called Hearns has imprisoned Petra and is about to inject her though Lucas is scared as he had not realised that anybody would die. Hearns kills him and sets fire to the building and Chrissie pursues him,leaving Nikki inside the burning building
4Trust: Part 2
Nikki escapes the burning building but Petra dies and Leo's examination shows she was injected with anthrax. Jack identifies one of the basement victims,also injected,as being Lucas Ballinger's wife and Nikki surprises him at the scene of the murders though he flees. He goes after Hearns and later Chrissie finds Roper,who was the accomplice in taking the virus out of Ballinger's workplace, dead. The team must locate Ballinger and find out why he allowed his wife to be a victim as well as stopping him from committing a terrible revenge which could endanger thousands of lives. Leo meanwhile successfully gets Shona's conviction overturned.
5True Love Waits: Part 1
Pub landlord Roly Henderson is accused of stabbing to death his wife Joanne in her sleep and cutting off her little finger. DI Kate Warren is anxious to convict,under pressure from her father a deputy chief constable,to further her career but Clarissa and Nikki find proof of Roly's innocence and his little daughter Emma recalls seeing a strange man in the pub. Nikki visits Simon Marshall,convicted of killing his wife Eleanor four years earlier as her finger was also chopped off after death. Simon tells Nikki his wife was murdered by a biker and Nikki and Jack find evidence to support his story. Nikki believes this man killed Joanne,Eleanor and a third victim,Imogen Lane,who married the older policeman Alan who rescued her from her pimp when she was a teen-aged prostitute. Alan was convicted of his wife's death but is now released. Imogen's mother Edith hated Alaan,believing he killed her husband as well as her daughter,whom she feared he would harm. Edith is unaware that she is being shadowed by Janice Masters,a single parent who also has a little finger missing.
6True Love Waits: Part 2
Jack discovers that Kate,under pressure from her corrupt father,has tampered with evidence to incriminate...
7The Legacy: Part 1
The body of young Colin Connor is found,locked in an attic at a former hospital now marked for residential development...
8The Legacy: Part 2
After Darren is killed trying to escape his father tells Leo of the boy's recent personality change...
9Greater Love: Part 1
The team goes to Afghanistan at the request of sergeant Scott Lambert to see if human remains found...
10Greater Love: Part 2
After Leo is attacked Nikki accuses Sean of not doing his job whilst Jack,examining the skull he found,discovers...
1Commodity: Part 1
As Leo's replacement Thomas Chamberlain arrives Nikki investigates the murders of Rachel Freedman, shot in the head, and her little autistic son Nathan, who was poisoned. Nikki rejects policewoman Anne Burchett's theory that Rachel killed them both but is perturbed when an impostor, claiming to be Rachel's sister, visits the morgue. At the same time the disfigured corpse of Eva Liron is discovered, killed with the same poison as Nathan. She had been the nanny to French hot shot footballer Isaac Dreyfus and was planning to blackmail him over a sex tape of them both. Jewish Isaac is a controversial figure due to his anti-Muslim sentiments but he denies ant part in the murders. Then another victim, Isaac's agent Mousa, is discovered dead.
2Commodity: Part 2
Isaac is arrested but club bosses deny knowledge of the sex tape whilst Rachel's widower Adam tells the police that Eva Liron had been Nathan's nanny but had left suddenly. With Mousa shot by the same gun as Rachel ambitious Inspector Leighton assumes that he was delivering the blackmail hush money and was killed by Isaac, whom he wants to nail, though the pathologists will not assist in any stitch-up. Then Clarissa discovers that Adam and Isaac both donated money to Israel and the motive appears to be that they were targeted by anti-Zionist terrorists after Eva had picked them out. But who is the mystery woman posing as Rachel's sister and who perpetrated the murders? The pathologists assist the police in finding out.
3Coup De Grace: Part 1
Forensic evidence given by Nikki contributes to the release on appeal of disturbed ex-soldier David Bennetto, charged with murdering two gay boys, one of whom he had sex with. DI Rachel Klein is not convinced of David's innocence , especially when a rent boy calling himself Byron Lee is shot dead and David's car is caught on CCTV near the murder scene. The fact that Nikki is dating Bennetto's solicitor Greg Walker makes her partial in the inspector's eyes and she is removed from the case. On the night that yet another gay youngster Charlie Masham is also shot Greg, on a date with Nikki, gets a frantic phone call from Bennetto and they go to his flat where he points a gun at them.
4Coup De Grace: Part 2
The police surround the flat but David hands the gun over to Greg, explaining that it was his father's gun, which he had found and wanted to get rid of. Nikki is verbally abused by Charlie's father and DI Klein wants her suspended but Clarissa and Jack discover that the gun found by David did not kill Charlie and nor could he have killed Byron Lee. The pathologists work out that the real serial killer had an alarming insight into David Bennetto's background and their motive was not sexual but obsessed with having power over others. Circumstances also end Nikki's involvement with Greg Walker.
5In a Lonely Place: Part 1
Following the discovery of a young woman's corpse in a forest Nikki and Jack travel to Scotland to assist DS Jason Ross, who mistrusts local pathologist Dr Jenkins. Prime suspect is hunter and gunsmith Niall Wallace but he is eliminated from enquiries. A clue leads to the Manhattan strip club, owned by Stella Nelson, who identifies the dead girl as Caitlin, who apparently gave no surname. Another dancer Amy tells Jack that Caitlin disappeared after getting into a car with a stranger but the local police, obnoxious DS MacNeil and DI Laing were not interested when she reported Caitlin missing. Five more female corpses are discovered in the forest, denoting a serial killer. When news of the murders becomes public Sarah O'Keefe tells her boyfriend Steve Boyd that some years earlier she escaped a rapist and would-be killer in the same forest but, as she goes to tell the police, she is abducted again.
6In a Lonely Place: Part 2
Nikki and Jack , joined by the apparently decent Dr Jenkins, unearth more bodies, leading to Niall being rearrested. Steve Boyd reports girlfriend Sarah missing, revealing to Jack what she had told him about her previous ordeal, whilst Jason Ross admits to Nikki he called her in because he felt that in the past Jenkins had colluded with Mac Neil and Laing to falsify evidence. In fact Jenkins confesses to Nikki that he had been forced to lie because Laing spent most of his time covering for loose cannon MacNeil and needed his help. The pathologists return to the Manhattan and learn that almost all the victims had worked there, including, very briefly, Sarah. As a result Stella makes a phone call to Laing regarding her son Jerome. Laing finally confesses to Nikki, Jack and DS Ross about his relationship with Stella, which consequently leads to them finding Sarah and identifying the serial killer.
7Undertone: Part 1
Nikki and Jack assist DS Sally Kirchner in identifying teen-aged Alice Preston, who was murdered and her baby taken live from her womb. DNA identifies the father as married Simon Turner, who admits to a one night stand with Alice but claims he never saw her after giving her money for an abortion. Alice was a drug runner, sharing a flat with two other drug dealers, Mark Blakefield, who is also murdered, and Nuri Kavur, who turns out to be the informant for DI John Brooke of the drugs squad. Nuri believes his uncle, Turkish gangster Bekir Humadi, has slain the others after a consignment went missing and fears for his own life. Brooke arrests Humadi for the slayings, after finding evidence at the flat but Jack believes he is actually framing the Turk.
8Undertone: Part 2
As Nikki tries to explain to Alice's father of her drug involvement Martin Carrisford, the witness to Alice's murder, is also slain. Humadi threatens Nuri to locate the missing drugs though he denies killing Alice. Nuri is shocked to find that Brooke and his wife have Alice's baby . Brooke assures Nuri he does not know where the drugs are but Nuri steals the baby, taking it to Humadi to use as bargaining power with Brooke for the drugs or their value. Having accidentally discovered the drugs Brooke goes to broker a deal with Humadi, sacrificing Nuri, who is killed. Brooke is prepared to arrest Humadi but Jack works out who really murdered Alice and Carrisford and why.
9Fraternity: Part 1
The body of teenager Katie Bowman is found dumped in an open grave. DI Carter suspects Ryan Kelvin, boyfriend of Lizzie Kennedy, whose daughter Hannah was Katie's best friend. He argued with the deceased girl the day she died and has no alibi. Ryan is also Jack's half-brother, whom he has not seen since he was forced to testify against him in a court case some years earlier. To avoid a clash of interests Thomas brings in pathologist Helen Ferguson, suspending Jack. Jack however does his own sleuthing. showing Carter that Katie had been to a club where she met Christy Nash, a married doctor with whom she had sex. Nash's wife gives him a false alibi to protect their daughter but declares her intention to divorce him. Ryan is bailed and moves in with Jack, who now doubts his brother's innocence whilst Hannah is killed after confronting Dr Nash.
10Fraternity: Part 2
Things look bad for Ryan when Lizzie tells Carter that he rowed with Hannah a couple of hours before she died as a result of which he makes an unsuccessful suicide bid. Nikki is surprised at the lengths Jack will go to exonerate his brother until he tells her that was the assailant in the criminal case and Ryan took the blame to save his career. Jack pursues Christy, who admits to falling for Katie, unaware that she was a minor but some while afterwards Jack is the victim of a hit and run, which he survives. Ultimately the killer proves to be protecting a professional, rather than a personal, interest though Ryan, cleared of the murders, is not wholly innocent of another crime.
1Sniper's Nest: Part 1
Three people, the Lakhanis, an Indian couple, and an employee are shot dead by a long range sniper on a garage forecourt - a seemingly motiveless crime. Ten miles away another victim, profoundly deaf Hannah Smithson, is also shot, though her boyfriend's brother Chris, targeted with her, survives but is unable to help with any information. Inspector Jane De Freitas, on the rebound from an affair with colleague Robert Drake, calls in the pathology team but with the sniper at large and shooting indiscriminately Thomas is concerned for ex-wife Julia and their daughter Rosie, now living with former drug user Conrad Devenish. After a fifth victim, Martin Cross,a charity worker at a school is shot the killer rings Jane to tell her that he is unstoppable.
2Sniper's Nest: Part 2
Whilst the sniper claims another body, a French lorry driver, there are fears that he may next target a school and Thomas rushes to ensure his daughter's safety. Drake calls a public meeting to pass on police progress, whereat Martin Cross's brother Ian praises him. Nikki however believes that Cross may have been the only intended victim with the others slaughtered to give the impression of a serial killer. Jack learns that Cross regularly assaulted his wife and teen-age son Craig, who hated his father, and Craig has bullets in his bedroom. Nikki and Jane now feel that Craig was working in tandem with the murderer but when the sniper strikes again Craig is standing next to the victim. They start to wonder if Martin Cross was the only person the sniper wanted out of the way and how many were working with the killer.
3Falling Angels: Part 1
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4Falling Angels: Part 2
Whilst fibres under the nails of the latest victim provide a link the the St Jude's homeless hostel Lana is interviewed as a formality and states that Owen Hanmore was outside the tube station at the time of the first death and must thus be innocent. Clarissa, however, finds evidence of Lana's prints on the victim's phone and Lana and Hanmore are both increasingly under suspicion as they locate Lana's child and attempt to kidnap him. The child will provide a link to the murders whilst Nikki helps Luke to come to terms with his own past.
5Protection: Part 1
Little Lizzie Craddock goes missing after social worker Louise Dillon has unsuccessfully applied for a care order given her father Johnny's violence. At the same time suspected paedophile Dale Barge is murdered and pictures of Lizzie are found at his flat. Young Kevin Garvey leaves care but goes to stay with his grandparents, rather than inadequate mother Niamh and stepfather Daniel, whom he blames for himself and his sisters going into care. Then Daniel is found dead.
6Protection: Part 2
Johnny is arrested for Dale Barge's murder but Lizzie is still missing. Evidence suggests that Kevin was present at the car where his step-father was murdered but he seems unaware of the death when he asks his sisters to run away with him and receives some shocking news from them. Lizzie's story ends well but after Kevin's grandfather Sean Patrick is also killed a terrible family secret is exposed, leading to the solution of the murders.
7Squaring the Circle: Part 1
Gunmen open fire on Russian oligarch Maksim Bazhanov, killing Sofia, his daughter's nanny who was about to bring her family over from the Ukraine though the gunmen also are killed. Maksim tells D.I. Sarah Parks that he believes the attack was political as he opposes the Russian government though anti-capitalists out to reclaim London from the super rich are also at work and Maksim is anxious to divorce his estranged wife Kristina to go to America with his lover, Yasmin. wife of colleague Daniel Doshi. Nikki is surprised to learn the identity of the gunmen and overhears council leader Justine Greenwood telling Sarah to keep her investigation apolitical. Then Yasmin makes a grisly discovery.
8Squaring the Circle: Part 2
Maksim disappears after an unidentified blonde woman 's corpse is discovered in his flat. Nikki is puzzled by Sarah's reluctance to conduct a full scale investigation and believes that she is covering for somebody who knew the victim. She had links to the Free London anti-capitalist group but their leader Adam Lansing has an alibi. Although Nikki is suspicious of Sarah she combines with Jack to discover the identity of the murderer.
9One of Our Own: Part 1
Whilst cage-fighting Jack takes on young Dean Fallon, drug dealer and son of career criminal Terry Fallon. When policeman Sam Honeywell's corpse is discovered in his burnt out car Dean is the main suspect after Honeywell had arrested him but is released for lack of evidence. Sam's colleague Carl Parry is then arrested when it is made known that Carl's wife Kate was having an affair with the dead man. After Dean has fallen out with his friend Jason Simons over Dean's girlfriend Tess Hughes Tess finds drugs hidden in her father Stan's garage, which she takes to Jason. Soon afterwards he too is killed.
10One of Our Own: Part 2
Following Simons' death he is revealed to have been an undercover policeman infiltrating the Fallons' drug dealing empire. Tess questions her father and is shocked to learn that he is part of the gang before Stan gets a visit from Fallon's lawyer telling him to say nothing. There will be another death and a shoot-out before the killer is finally exposed.
1After the Fall: Part 1
Ten years earlier Nikki helped jail married Tony Hamilton for the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Suzie Banks. Now she and the team are called in when cancer sufferer Max Walsh apparently commits suicide in his bath though Nikki believes he was murdered, along with another cancer victim Irene Dawes, who died in the same way three months earlier. She confides in former colleague Scott King that somebody is trying to discredit her and that an intruder has been in her flat. Evidence suggests this was an old adversary Belinda Roach, who opposed Nikki's testimony in the Hamilton case, but when Nikki visits Belinda she claims that she has been framed and is then killed. At the same time Hamilton, whose young daughter died whilst he was in prison, gets an unwelcome visit from ex-cell-mate Carmichael.
2After the Fall: Part 2
Abrasive inspector Pamela Rankin arrests Nikki for Belinda's murder whilst her colleagues gather evidence to prove Nikki's innocence and, released on bail, she questions Scott, who denies any involvement. A visit to the support group attended by the two supposed suicides yields the identity of a mystery man, who comes after Nikki but is shot by police marksmen. This still leaves the question as to who is murdering people connected with Hamilton's trial, pointing to one of his family or friends.
3Flight: Part 1
In Bosnia in 1995 Alma Begovic and her little daughter Sarah are sole survivors of a massacre. Twenty years later DI Nina Ryman calls the team in when moderate Muslim Amir Aziz is stabbed to death. At the same time Sarah, now a young woman with a baby, arrives in England, a drugs mule, to stay with Alma and younger brother Jakob and Nina discovers that she has been in touch with Amir. Michael Waite of the Counter-Terrorist unit informs the team that Sarah is a jihadist and widow of a leading Daesh member but she has bolted when they call on Alma. When Nina and sergeant Rob McRae pursue her she and an accomplice open fire on them.
4Flight: Part 2
As Nina lies in hospital Jack works out that Sarah could not have shot her whilst Sarah's supposedly dead husband Latif tells her that her did not kill Amir. Waite, however, sees him a a prime suspect and Amir's brother Kamal also agrees that the couple are murderers, before he too is killed. As a result Sarah aims to leave the Jihadis, who are planning an attack on a particular building and in thwarting it the police and pathologists must discover the link between Latif and Kamal and save another anti-fundamentalist opposed by Sarah.
5Life Licence: Part 1
Released from jail after twelve years for matricide David Sellars is stabbed to death in his flat. Superintendent Mitchell calls in the team, along with Dr Sasha Blackburn, a psychologist of whose rehabilitation group the victim was a member. David had visited cell-mate Joe Sherringham, a child killer given the new identity of Paul Raynott and soon afterwards Joe is killed, along with Ted Blake, whose son Craig he murdered and who had gone to visit Ted to apologize. Ted's estranged wife Sylvie and son Connor had campaigned against Sherringham's release. Now Marcus Chadwell, Joe's manipulative co-defendant and still in jail, announces that he knows who killed Joe. At the same time Clarissa discovers that both the dead murderers had ordered illegal drugs from Bulgaria.
6Life Licence: Part 2
Shadwell leads a group including Sylvie, Sasha, the police and pathologists to the house where he and Joe killed Craig and drops a bombshell by claiming to know the identity of the current killer, a witness at the time now seeking revenge. Sasha finds her position compromised when one of her assistants, ex-lifer Oliver Bright finds out that she is having an affair with Ben Walker, another murderer also on her staff and Walker is the prime suspect when Oliver's wife is slain and Oliver wounded. Nikki however works out the reality of the situation, alerting the police to prevent Sasha from becoming the latest victim.
7In Plain Sight: Part 1
Helena Lubas is shot dead during a gun battle between her criminal boyfriend and the police and some months later Karim Benzal , who witnessed the shootings from his carpet shop is murdered. Police complaints investigator Rachel Sharpe claims there was a police cover up in the Lubas case, following information given by Karim and, whilst his widow tells Nikki he was being threatened by gangster Sakir, Rachel believes the police killed him. DI Cooke arrests Sakir but Jack's evidence shows that Sakir met a mystery man shortly before Karim's murder. Tim Friend, the officer who shot Helena, is still racked by guilt but his colleagues close rank against Rachel, who is told to drop the case. Then a member of Helena's family goes missing and a police officer is murdered at home.
8In Plain Sight: Part 2
Cooke is sure Bruno Lubas killed policewoman Jo Keating, his enquiries leading to Lisa Wilson, who witnessed the original shoot-out and hid Bruno's gun, a service she supplies to other gun owners However Nikki and Jack suspect that Bruno has been framed and this seems surer when he is found shot dead, his death made to look like a suicide. Whilst Jack stumbles on an illegal gun trade involving an unlikely culprit it becomes obvious that the real killer is attempting a cover up of their own, putting Jack's life at risk as he goes after them.
9River's Edge: Part 1
Kate Blair, her son Dan and partner Chris Chandler are shot dead during a river-side picnic and the evidence points DCI Sally Butcher towards arresting Kate's embittered ex-husband Miles. Chris had taken a photograph of drugs stashed in Miles' club and local resident Claudia Baxter identified him as being in the area. Soon to retire police officer Malcolm Guillam is reminded of the unsolved murder of Karen Myers in the same spot years earlier - before making a grisly and costly discovery. Meanwhile doctor Amy Coulter, the last person to see Karen before her murder and a friend of Nikki, is drawn into performing an apparently illegal operation.
10River's Edge: Part 2
Nikki realizes the family were not the primary targets but were merely observers to another victim's murder. Discovering Malcolm's body they are pursued by his killer, whom Jack overpowers and delivers to Sally, though he says nothing. Claudia gives the police a story but it becomes clear that she is complicit in some nasty goings on for which her house was used and people killed when things went wrong. Amy comes forward to link the most recent deaths to that of Karen, thus helping Nikki to solve the case.
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