For eight years, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad-veteran detectives Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair), Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Garrow's Law), and Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney)-have been a close-knit team. Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast), their beautiful, much younger boss, they have solved cold cases with classic policing skills and easy camaraderie. That changes in an instant when Jack drops a bombshell: he's quitting. Retiring. And this time, he means it.
Before long, Sandra finds a replacement. Retired Glasgow detective Steve McAndrew (Emmy® nominee Denis Lawson, Bleak House, Star Wars) is a chatty, cheerful Scot. He treads on toes but ultimately gives the hit British series a "charm injection" (Huffpost UK). Season Nine guest stars include James Wilby (Island at War, Gosford Park), Sharon Small (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Susannah Harker (Pride and Prejudice), and Tim McInnerny (Blackadder) as Stephen Fisher. 10 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 590 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: A Death in the Family
Shadowy Whitehall intelligence figure Stephen Fisher arrives to tell the team about their coldest case so far: a 160-year-old murder. Then Jack stuns the others by announcing that he's quitting
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 590 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
"TV's top-rated drama"--The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"A 'must' for fans of British mysteries"--Wisconsin Bookwatch
"Finely crafted"--The Australian