The trial of Ricky Hanson starts, and the members of UCOS are scheduled to appear as witnesses. Hanson is the man who killed Jack Halford's wife, but he's on trial for attempting to murder Jack, who was recovering from a car accident over a year ago. Hanson's barrister is clearly out to discredit each of them individually. While at the courthouse, they are asked by an acquaintance of Jack's, Sam Tallis, to look into the death of Ralph Wheeler, who was killed and left his fortune to a tart named Carrie Soper. As they look into the case, they find several possible suspects, including a solicitor, a doctor, and someone with a lengthy criminal record. In the end, the case revolves around a car accident and organ donation.
Did You Know?
Hanson's defence council is called Figgis, which was the name of James Bolam's character in Only When I Laugh
(1979). See more
Hanson had first attacked (killed?) the duty nurse before going into the ward to attack and attempt to murder Jack, a "small" detail that was subsequently overlooked completely! Then, Brian testified that he had hit Hanson with the Oxygen cylinder when actually he had used his crutch and it was Jack who used the Oxygen cylinder to hit Hanson as Hanson was in the act of killing Brian (breaking his neck). See more
Say hello to the wife, Jack.
References Escape to River Cottage
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman See more