2.3 – Special Relationship

First broadcast 16/17 September, 2002.

Problems and conspiracy theories abound when the team re-investigate the murder of Katherine Reed, a case previously handled by one of Boyd’s old flames, DI Jess Worrall.

Notable guest stars: Corin Redgrave, Patricia Hodge, Ruth Gemmell.

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The one where… Boyd shows off his tap-dancing skills and we meet his ex-girlfriend, Jess Worrall (played by Ruth Gemmell, who appears twice more in later episodes as Linda Cummings).

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2.4 – Thin Air

First broadcast 3/4 November, 2002.

Joanna Gold disappeared in 1989, and when fresh evidence is discovered leading to a new police investigation, dark family secrets are also revealed.

Notable guest stars: Roger Allam, Cherie Lunghi, Sophie Winkleman.

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The one where… Boyd and Spencer play squash, and we discover Spencer was a party animal in back the ’90s.

3.1 – Multistorey

First broadcast 14/15 September, 2003.

A gun connected to the Whitewater massacre is found on waste ground, leading to a new investigation, but one of the victims, Nick Patterson, was an old friend of Boyd’s…

Notable guest stars: Jason Hughes, Robert Pugh, Sean Pertwee.

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The one where… Boyd punches DS Ben Jones from Midsomer Murders (Jason Hughes, playing Andrew Cross).

3.4 – Final Cut

First broadcast 5/6 October, 2003.

Four bodies are found in a house Spencer used to live in as a child. As the team investigate, family secrets are revealed alongside evidence of gangland violence.

Notable guest stars: Ken Russell, Maurice Roëves, Nicholas Beveney.

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The one where… Spencer is reunited with the father he hasn’t seen since he was a boy.

4.3 – Fugue States

First broadcast 25/26 July, 2004.

The Murphy twins went missing in 1988, and when one is found suffering from amnesia, the team investigate their original disappearance – a case that proves to be distressing for Mel.

Notable guest stars: Sean McGinley,  Joe Armstrong.

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The one where… we find out that Mel was removed from her birth mother by Social Services and then adopted.

5.2 – Black Run

First broadcast 25/26 September, 2005.

The team reinvestigate the case of Eddie Vine, an imprisoned ex-police officer Boyd arrested for murder. As suspicions start to rise in the team, Boyd himself is arrested for a crime he has no memory of committing…

Notable guest stars: David Hayman, Diane Parish, Connor McIntyre.

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The one where… Boyd gets kicked in the head, and then has his drink spiked with a date rape drug.

5.4 – Straw Dog

First broadcast 9/10 October, 2005.

Grace’s past comes back to haunt her when Tony Greene launches an appeal against his murder conviction – the one she helped secure in the early days of her forensic career.

Notable guest stars: Tom Ellis, Paul Freeman, Angela Bruce.

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The one where… the ’80s police investigation is shown in multiple flashbacks, significant details of Grace’s past are revealed including her affair with Harry Taylor, and the team receives a jar full of severed human fingers.