Five feature-length episodes of the ITV detective series set in the city of Glasgow.
Hard Man (2002) DCI Burke and the team are called to investigate the discovery of the mangled body of lain Wilson in what appears as an industrial accident at a Clyde shipyard. Union leader Gavin Logan, caught up in an acrimonious dispute over safety procedures, is quick to point the finger at unsafe working practices. However, Tommy McCabe, head of the yard, infers that Wilson was responsible for his own death. However, it is revealed that Wilson was already dead before the accident. Suddenly Burke is dealing with a murder.
Fade to Black (2002) Burke and Ross are called to Sandra White's flat to discover she's been stabbed in the back. As Burke talks to Karen, who found the body, Ross phones Reid and Fraser, who are at another crime scene with Crombie - a heroin overdose. Ross tells her and Fraser to wrap things up and get themselves over to Sandra's flat - in his words, this one's the real thing.
Blood Money (2002) It's the big title fight between Johnny Sullivan and Andy Corbett and enjoying ringside seats are Burke, Ross and Fraser. However, Burke seems more interested in the gathering of most of Glasgow's leading criminal fraternity than the fight - in particular an "old friend" from the past Sammy Cassidy. What has brought Sammy Cassidy back to Glasgow after 20 years?
New Life (2003) Murder strikes at the heart of Glasgow's scientific community when Professor Lloyd, a leading researcher at Wenbourne, is killed en-route to make the keynote speech at Glasgow's Science Centre. Burke and the team initially suspect the anti-protest group, which has been campaigning heavily against Lloyd's "Dolly the Sheep" type research, but on closer examination Burke, discovers a world where the human motives of greed, love and ambition raise their ugly heads.
Bad Blood (2003) In the aftermath of a frenzied stabbing of a Kurdish minicab driver, Burke finds he has been delegated with an officer on a fast track scheme and with a knowledge of race-hate crimes. DS Hannah Fairchild, is an ambitious copper, and Ross, Fraser and Reid take to her at once. However Burke and Fairchild quickly rub each other up the wrong way. Meanwhile, Ross is warned that war is imminent and Burke has to stop it before he can solve the crime otherwise Glasgow will be littered with bodies.