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Series 8 - Episode 6
Objects of Desire
Today 10pm - 11:20pm
7pm - 8pm
1am - 2am
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There can’t be a street market in London that hasn’t had a visit from the
personnel. In this episode they’re in Portobello Road, straying dangerously into Lovejoy territory as they reinvestigate the death of an antiques dealer.
Back at the station, stoic Sandra is looking all girly and limpid as she stares into the baby blues of an ex-lover (Paul McGann, who seems contractually obliged to appear in every BBC crime drama; see Waking the Dead, Luther). He wants to reignite his old flame and she’s ready like a charcoal briquette.
The entire episode creaks like an arthritic mouse with endless repetition and dialogue that lies dead at the roadside.
Sandra is reunited with an old flame when DCI Larson of the Met's arts and antiques squad asks her to look into the murder of an antiques dealer who was not quite as legitimate as everyone thought. Brian is puzzled by Esther's odd behaviour and her new-found interest in the internet, leading him to think the unthinkable - she must be having an affair. Paul McGann and Jesse Birdsall guest star, with Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong.
Cast & Crew
DCI James Larson
Full Episode Guide
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As the uncool detectives return for a final series, David Butcher hails the hugely popular cop show that apparently embarrassed the BBC
How Amanda Redman overcame grief and found solace on the set of The Good Karma Hospital
Farewell to New Tricks and the bunch of out-of-retirement coppers who became the BBC's secret weapon
Benedict Cumberbatch 'bumps into' Larry Lamb to talk about the tragedy of London's disappearing Soho
New Tricks has no business using a rape storyline - it's the last resort of a dying drama
Larry Lamb on the demise of New Tricks and whether Archie Mitchell could make a comeback
Gillian Taylforth, Tom Courtenay and Henry Winkler in this week’s Radio Times
Five fascinating film and TV facts #63
Should there be another series of New Tricks?
Dennis Waterman: I found out they were axing New Tricks from my driver
Tracy-Ann Oberman cast in final series of New Tricks
What could possibly replace New Tricks?