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Home Truths
Home Truths
Series 1, Episode 6
Air date 29 April 2004
Written by Alison Hume
Directed by Jon East
Episode guide
Good Work Rewarded
Talking To The Dead

Home Truths was the sixth episode of the first series of New Tricks.


The team investigate the disappearance of an attractive young mum and her six-month old son in the 1970s. They also have to submit to a physical and psychological assessment.


Spoilers ahead

An old case, originally investigated by Brian during his time as a PC, resurfaces. The case, in which a young woman and her three-year-old child disappeared, was deemed a general missing persons case – however, upon investigation, Brian discovers that two similar disappearances occurred on the same date. The team believe that a man, Eric Grant, who came on to one of the women at a party, is responsible. And when the personal possessions of another of the missing women are found underneath his front room floor, the team believe they have finally found their man. However, the case takes an unexpected turn when one of the missing women is found to be alive, and living in Ireland – with the son of another of the missing women.

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