Some old dogs simply refuse to roll over! That's certainly the case with this motley crew of retired police officers, tasked with reopening-and hopefully closing-old cases. From discovering a new motive in the killing of a college lecturer, to tracing a missing child, the ragtag band -- led by disgraced Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman) -- uncovers hot clues to those cold cases. But they also find cover-up and conspiracy, and suspect that they are being manipulated. This trio of eccentric dinosaurs, grieving widower Jack Halford (James Bolam), obsessive-compulsive ex-Inspector Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong) and ex-Sergeant Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman), soon discover that times, and the rules, have changed. The six episodes of Season 1 originally aired in 2004 on BBC1.