"Murder Investigation Team" was the second post-watershed series spawned by 'The Bill', the UK's longest-running police procedural. Sharing its parent show's realism but stripped of soap-style content, this compelling and altogether darker spin-off centres on an elite unit tackling homicide in the capital - from drive-by shootings to ritual murder. Impressively researched (former Metropolitan DCI Jackie Malton acting as story consultant) with high-profile guests, the this compelling, CSI-style spin-off was executive-produced by The Bill's Paul Marquess. Series Two sees old-school copper Trevor Hands (Michael McKell) taking the reins under DCI Anna Wishart (Meera Syal). Their approaches differ and sometimes clash, but all are polished professionals whose work demands a meticulous process of profiling, forensics and reconstruction - tracing the most intimate details of a victim's life to identify motive and murderer.