New Tricks

Series 8 - 10. Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger
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Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

This latest, somewhat stodgy, series comes to a close with the more entertaining-sounding prospect of the old boys monkeying around at a zoo. The case being reopened by Ucos is that of Zac Halsey, a keeper whose death in the tiger enclosure back in 2006 was deemed to be a tragic accident. But blood found in Zac’s lodgings during a recent refurbishment at Harefield Zoo suggests that he was killed before his body was found among the big cats.

Of equal concern for animal-activist Brian is the issue of keeping wild beasts in captivity, a principle that soon finds him in conflict with the zoo’s PR guru Tabitha Hall-Chalmers (Caroline Harker).

About this programme

10/10. The team investigates the killing of a zookeeper, thought to have been mauled to death by a tiger in 2006, when blood found in the victim's lodgings suggests he was murdered before his body was placed in the big-cat enclosure. However, not all the team members are happy about the new case as Brian's animal rights tendencies come to the fore, bringing him into conflict with the zoo's PR. Alun Armstrong and Amanda Redman star.

Cast and crew


Brian Lane
Alun Armstrong
Jack Halford
James Bolam
Sandra Pullman
Amanda Redman
Gerry Standing
Dennis Waterman
DAC Robert Strickland
Anthony Calf
Tabitha Hall-Chalmers
Caroline Harker
Murray Dwyer
Vince Leigh
Anthony Bassett
Anthony Flanagan
Yolanda Halsey
Flaminiq Cinque
Lorcan (Buzz) McCaffery
Michael Colgan
Barry Metcalfe
John Harding
Sheila Metcalfe
Joanna McCallum
Peter Cooper
Tony Haygarth
Hilary Newell
Kate Ashfield
Noel Kempinski
Bill Buckhurst


Tim Whitby
Keith Thompson
Roy Mitchell