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The Chinese Job 

After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Amanda Redman ... Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Chiké Okonkwo ... PC Clark
Jon Finch ... Roddy Wringer
Jill Baker ... Gaynor Wringer
Tim Woodward ... Donald Bevan
Michael Culver ... Ian Lovett
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Esther Lane
Zena Walker ... Mrs. Dubrovski
Sarah Berger Sarah Berger ... Mrs. Collard
Leanne Wilson ... Amelia
Heather James Heather James ... Alison
Jodie Kelly Jodie Kelly ... Caitlin


After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a new unit focusing on unsolved cases. There are no resources available, but Sandra is authorized to hire retired detectives and turns first to her old boss and mentor, Jack Halford, who quickly signs on. Together, they interview a number of ex-policemen and settle on Brian Lane, a reformed alcoholic who retired after a prisoner in his custody died, and Gerry Standing, who seems to know as many criminals as policemen and who won't hesitate to cut corners if it will get him a result. Their first case is that of Roddy Wringer, who is released after 21 years in prison when one of the officers on his case is found to have been corrupt. Bevan is convinced Wringer is guilty and makes it clear that he expects Sandra to prove that. As the investigation progresses, however, it appears that Wringer may not have ... Written by garykmcd

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27 March 2003 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This was Jon Finch's final television appearance before his death on December 28, 2012 at the age of 70. See more »


Bevan is referred to as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner, but he wears the rank insignia of an Assistant Commissioner. See more »


[Sandra goes to see Jack and finds him practising his golf shots in the garden - and that he already knows about the incident when she shot the dog during the raid on the Chinese gambling ring]
Jack Halford: Was he armed?
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: Who?
Jack Halford: The dog.
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Followed by New Tricks (2003) See more »


It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Listen to What I Say
23 October 2006 | by spndapnySee all my reviews

This program is a lot of fun and the title song is so catchy I can't get it out of my head. I find as I get older I am drawn to the wrinklies who get things done, and these four are excellent in their endeavors. Some of what they do is outrageous but brilliant considering that now days with our PC world we'd never be able to do it in real life. I always learn something from the shows. But if you like mystery, drama, comedy, and a little forensic work you'll love this show. It reminds me of Quincy, ME in one way and Barney Miller in another the way they work and inter-react with each other. They screw up a lot but they get the job done, and that's what counts.

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