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.
The one where… Boyd punches DS Ben Jones from Midsomer Murders (Jason Hughes, playing Andrew Cross).
First broadcast 21/22 September, 2003.
When Mark Lovell (a.k.a. “Maria”) is cleared of his stepfather’s murder and released from prison, Boyd and his team go in search of the family’s missing fishing boat in the hope of identifying the real killer.
Notable guest stars: Craig Kelly, Trevor Peacock.
The one where… Boyd and Mel nearly drown.
First broadcast 27/25 September, 2003.
A modern skeleton found during an archaeological dig prompts an investigation into the historical sexual abuse of boys in a care home. The team aren’t the only ones trying to find the man known as “Papa Doc”, however…
Notable guest stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Ian Hogg, Tom Bell.
The one where… Grace has a “gentleman friend”, Alan Macintosh.
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.
The one where… Spencer is reunited with the father he hasn’t seen since he was a boy.