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 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.
The one where… we find out that Mel was removed from her birth mother by Social Services and then adopted.
First broadcast 28/29 January, 2007.
James Jenson has been released from prison, and the team hurriedly try to determine if he’s a dangerous serial killer, or merely an unlucky scapegoat who’s always been a victim.
Notable guest stars: Nicholas Beveney, James Fox, Jemma Redgrave.
The one where… the team investigate historical abuse at a children’s home, Spencer gets beaten up, and Boyd fails at CPR.
First broadcast 20/21 March, 2011.
“The Bag Man’s here. He’s always there. You say a word, think a word, he’ll come for you. He’ll come for you. He’ll come for your eyes.”
When the burned body of Claire Somers, missing since childhood, is found with its eyes gouged out, the team find themselves investigating a web of connections surrounding prostitution, the Harding family… and a presumably imaginary bogeyman called “The Bag Man”.
Notable guest stars: Alice Krige, Steve John Shepherd, Nicholas Jones.
The one where… a family of adopted children are bound together by past secrets, and the Bag Man pops up periodically through both episodes to scare the poor audience sh*tless.