The head of the unit and its only woman, Pullman used to be a high-flyer in the Met, until the shooting of a dog in a hostage situation. She has taken on the job at UCOS against her will, but has made the best of it and has brought her professionalism and attention to detail to it. This level of control is in stark contrast to how she handles her personal life, which is a mess.
Pullman is played by Amanda Redman
Born in Brighton, Amanda trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Standout roles include playing Diana Dors in The Blonde Bombshell plus parts in EL C.I.D., Dangerfield and the film Sexy Beast.
Prior to her role in New Tricks, Amanda starred as Alison Braithwaite in Meet the Braithwaites.
In 2012 she was granted the MBE for services to drama and charity.