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Series 8 - Episode 5
Today 10pm - 11:20pm
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A psychologist played by Sally Phillips visits the team in order to study older men in the workplace, but it transpires that she has ulterior motives. It just so happens that the woman’s brother, a cycle courier, was injured in 2006 following a hit-and-run but now believes he was the target of an attack rather than the victim of an accident. Ucos is assigned and tries to find evidence to substantiate the man’s claim.
Granted, the dramatic high point is Amanda Redman’s snood and the closest we get to an action sequence is when James Bolam takes off his reading glasses, but there are laughs to be had in the interplay between the old boys and their shrink.
The ex-coppers find themselves under the microscope when a psychologist arrives to conduct a study into older men in the workplace - but she soon reveals a more personal reason for her visit. It turns out that five years ago her brother, a cycle courier, was the victim of a hit-and-run that left him unable to recall anything prior to the incident. Now he says he was targeted for the parcel he was carrying, which was stolen at the scene - or so he believes. Sally Phillips guest stars.
Cast & Crew
DCI Melissa Temple
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?