7:30pm – Saturday, July 18 on ABC1
Ministry of Defence spooks try to silence the UCOS team when they reinvestigate the death of British soldier Eric Trimble. Just weeks before a tour of duty in Iraq, Trimble – along with three other squaddies Andy Merrill, Keith Sharratt and Ronnie Glazebrook – was sent to the MoD’s Influenza Research Unit to take part in a medical trial. All four played truant one night, but Trimble never returned. He was found beaten to death two miles from the Unit. Was Trimble the victim of a racist attack, an Army cover-up, or was his death a direct result of the experiments being carried out by the IRU.
When the MoD’s Detective Inspector Hamilton tries to stifle the case and the Army becomes obstructive, Jack Halford (James Bolam) and DAC Strickland form an unlikely bond and break protocol to get answers.
With the three surviving soldiers now suffering from either serious psychological, drink or memory problems, can the IRU’s Dr Matheson shed any light on the true nature of the trials.
Brian’s behaviour is cause for concern – he appears to have rallied since being fooled into thinking he can drink just one glass of wine, but his alarming new obsession is masking the truth.