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New Tricks

  • 2014
  • Season 11
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Police drama series with Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite and Dennis Waterman

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Episode 6: Romans Ruined

Summary

The discovery of a Roman sword with traces of blood on it is linked to an unidentified, headless corpse found near Heathrow in March 2008. It leads the team members to a lock-up belonging to a bodybuilder called Mark Rix, who died of a suspected heart attack the same year, so they start looking for connections between the original murder and Rix's death. They are helped in their investigation by anthropologist Fiona Kennedy, for whom Dan begins to develop feelings - just as he is told his wife might be discharged from the secure hospital where she has spent the past several years. Tracy-Ann Obermann and Liz White guest star.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Nicholas Lyndhurst as Danny continues, in his own quiet way, to make this old warhorse of a drama his own (never mind the rest of 'em) in an episode that's much more affecting than New Tricks has any right to be.

Danny shares some powerful secrets with his boss Sasha in a scene that oozes sadness, guilt and lost innocence. Yes, I say again, this really is New Tricks; who knew it could be so moving? As Danny carefully unpicks the horrors of his past, it's hard not to be drawn in, and you'll cheer when he perks up at the romantic possibilities offered by a colleague, comely forensic pathologist Fiona Kennedy (Tracy-Ann Oberman).

The unsolved crime-of-the-week involves an unidentified headless corpse found in woodland in 2008, which leads the Tricksters into the crazy world of Roman battle re-enactments.

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Cast

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Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
Danny GriffinNicholas Lyndhurst
DCI Sasha MillerTamzin Outhwaite
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Fiona KennedyTracy-Ann Oberman
Holly GriffinStorme Toolis
Sarah GriffinCarol Starks
Julia KaneLiz White
Dr LeeHermione Gulliford
Tony OtwayGary Oliver
Tessa DugdaleAlix Wilton Regan
Tim DugdaleElliot Levey
Neil MurphyLouis Emerick

Crew

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DirectorJulian Simpson
Executive producerRichard Burrell
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterRoy Mitchell

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  • Episode 6

    Romans Ruined

    Summary

    The discovery of a Roman sword with traces of blood on it is linked to an unidentified, headless corpse found near Heathrow in March 2008. It leads the team members to a lock-up belonging to a bodybuilder called Mark Rix, who died of a suspected heart attack the same year, so they start looking for connections between the original murder and Rix's death. They are helped in their investigation by anthropologist Fiona Kennedy, for whom Dan begins to develop feelings - just as he is told his wife might be discharged from the secure hospital where she has spent the past several years. Tracy-Ann Obermann and Liz White guest star.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Nicholas Lyndhurst as Danny continues, in his own quiet way, to make this old warhorse of a drama his own (never mind the rest of 'em) in an episode that's much more affecting than New Tricks has any right to be.

    Danny shares some powerful secrets with his boss Sasha in a scene that oozes sadness, guilt and lost innocence. Yes, I say again, this really is New Tricks; who knew it could be so moving? As Danny carefully unpicks the horrors of his past, it's hard not to be drawn in, and you'll cheer when he perks up at the romantic possibilities offered by a colleague, comely forensic pathologist Fiona Kennedy (Tracy-Ann Oberman).

    The unsolved crime-of-the-week involves an unidentified headless corpse found in woodland in 2008, which leads the Tricksters into the crazy world of Roman battle re-enactments.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
    Danny GriffinNicholas Lyndhurst
    DCI Sasha MillerTamzin Outhwaite
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Fiona KennedyTracy-Ann Oberman
    Holly GriffinStorme Toolis
    Sarah GriffinCarol Starks
    Julia KaneLiz White
    Dr LeeHermione Gulliford
    Tony OtwayGary Oliver
    Tessa DugdaleAlix Wilton Regan
    Tim DugdaleElliot Levey
    Neil MurphyLouis Emerick

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJulian Simpson
    Executive producerRichard Burrell
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterRoy Mitchell

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