After Alex and Hunt bug Mackintosh's office for evidence of his corruption they are visited by Jackie Queen, Hunt's journalist old flame who has come from Manchester to investigate the disappearance of teenage runaways,including her niece Rachel. A stake-out at the coach station leads to businessman Ralph Jarvis, a friend of Mackintosh,who denies everything. However Rachel appears and offers herself as bait, enabling the team to interrupt one of Jarvis's sex parties, also arresting him for another young girl's murder which Mackintosh covered up. A shoot-out between the two villains prevents Hunt's transfer to Devon but one's dying word "Rose" is a mystery which Alex believes is intended for her.
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Did You Know?
At her flat, Alex (Keeley Hawes
) sees Roland Rat on TV talking to Molly (Grace Vance
) during a phone-in. Roland Rat, the puppet creation of David Claridge
, first appeared on TV-AM,- ITV's breakfast TV station on 1st April 1983. See more
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