M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (2003–2005)
3 May 2003Moving Targets
When a uniformed sergeant and a criminal are gunned down in a drive-by, the team first has to find which was the intended victim in order to find the killer.
10 May 2003Daddy's Little Girl
When a three year old building is demolished the perfectly preserved body of a nineteen tear old cancer survivor is found with a crushed skull.
17 May 2003Rubbish
DI Friend and the team investigate the murder of a young boy who is found in collected refuse. The autopsy reveals that the boy had his heart cut out. Although no children have been reported missing, they manage to trace the victims parents who are from West Africa and have sought sanctuary in a church to avoid deportation. They thought their children were in the care of a nanny selected by their pastor, but it seems they had run away. The focus of the investigation quickly shifts to finding the victims younger brother.
24 May 2003Reading, Writing and Gangbanging
The team investigates two inter-related deaths. In the first a teacher, Martin Ramsay, either jumped or was pushed out of the upstairs window of his house. In the second, a tramp is found floating in the river with his head bashed in. From the evidence and the time line, it appears that the tramp may have come across Ramsay's body, helping himself to his shoes and his wallet, but it is unlikely he had anything to do with his death. Suspects in Ramsey's death include his wife, who was divorcing him; a fellow teacher, Kirsten Hughes who was ending her relationship with ...
31 May 2003Red Heads
The MIT investigates the murder of Penny Wake who is found by the river. Forensic evidence shows that the woman was strangled and had been dead for several days and that the body had been moved. The killer also went to great lengths to clean the body before disposing of it. They immediately focus on the woman's husband Neil Wake, who says he has been away from home for a week or so on business but it turns out, was actually on leave having spent a few days with his girlfriend. The investigation takes a different turn when a second abduction victim, Kathy Monroe, is ...
7 Jun. 2003Lambs to the Slaughter
The team investigates the murder of Dominic Morton a pedophile who was recently released from prison. He's found in his home stabbed and emasculated the result, the police believe, of vigilantes. When they identify calls made from Morton to a Peter Taylor they also find that both men look exactly the same. The puzzle becomes a mystery when they are unable to locate Morton's victims or any probation records for him. When they learn he was an undercover police officer trying to infiltrate a pedophile ring, the police start looking for a rent boy he was trying to get ...
14 Jun. 2003Models and Millionaires
The squad investigates the murder of Natasha McKay, found dead on the banks of the Thames. She was severely beaten but actually drowned. Natasha was an attractive woman who modeled in the soft porn industry and had frequently been a page 3 girl. Her wealthy property developer husband has a cast-iron alibi for the time she disappeared but DC Rosie MacManus has her own reasons for pursuing him, which causes DI Friend to question her judgment. The investigation focuses on Simon Crookshank, a friend from her schooldays as the police conclude they were having an affair.
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