Been out for a short walk with me torch this evening; the plan was to wander about until indistinct black carabidae scuttled into view and then pot them up. It just about worked - I saw three beetles and potted them all, I guess I just hoped for a bit more activity after a good warm day. Under the microscope and trying to piece together various info resources, I think they are three different common species. Click for the beetles for a bigger image (though once again rushed shots in the dish - haven't got the time or patience to properly photograph beetles which won't sit still unless under duress).
Pterostichus madidus - red legged form
Pterostichus melanarius ?madidus - black legged form