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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 3: Deep Swimming

Summary

The team looks into the death of a terrorist 30 years previously after his daughter receives an anonymous note claiming he was murdered - an investigation that takes them right back to the Greenham Common anti-nuclear protests. Meanwhile, Sasha agrees to go for dinner with her ex-husband Ned, which he is hoping will lead to a reconciliation. Tamzin Outhwaite and Dennis Waterman star, with guest appearances from Barnaby Kay, Charlotte Cornwell and Patricia Potter.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Gerry (Dennis Waterman), the New Tricks woolly mammoth, gives us his considered views on vegans, feminism, hippies and students. He doesn’t hold with any of them, and sexual discrimination in particular is a “load of b******s.”

His ire is stoked when the Ucos team reopens the investigation into the death of a homegrown terrorist, a man who detonated a bomb during an anti-capitalist march in the 1980s. He blew himself up by mistake, but the man’s daughter receives an enigmatic note, insisting that he was murdered.

It’s an unexpectedly involving and accidentally highly topical story, benefitting from a terrific array of actresses of a certain age (hurrah!) – Clare Higgins, Charlotte Cornwell and Kika Markham – all playing former Greenham Common protestors.

There’s a nice meshing of the new line-up, too, as Sasha (Tamzin Outhwaite) and Danny (Nicholas Lyndhurst), both bereft in their own way, find an understanding.

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Cast

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Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
Danny GriffinNicholas Lyndhurst
DCI Sasha MillerTamzin Outhwaite
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
Alison WillisCharlotte Cornwell
Francis KaneClare Higgins
DAC Ned HancockBarnaby Kay
Mary GriffithKika Markham
Bryony WillisPatricia Potter
WinstonIan Redford
Young Francis KaneRosie Biggs
Young WinstonStuart McMillan
Young BryonyAmy Jayne
FloristLaura Patch
JournalistRichard Neale

Crew

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DirectorPhilip John
Executive producerRichard Burrell
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterChloe Moss

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  • Episode 3

    Deep Swimming

    Summary

    The team looks into the death of a terrorist 30 years previously after his daughter receives an anonymous note claiming he was murdered - an investigation that takes them right back to the Greenham Common anti-nuclear protests. Meanwhile, Sasha agrees to go for dinner with her ex-husband Ned, which he is hoping will lead to a reconciliation. Tamzin Outhwaite and Dennis Waterman star, with guest appearances from Barnaby Kay, Charlotte Cornwell and Patricia Potter.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Gerry (Dennis Waterman), the New Tricks woolly mammoth, gives us his considered views on vegans, feminism, hippies and students. He doesn’t hold with any of them, and sexual discrimination in particular is a “load of b******s.”

    His ire is stoked when the Ucos team reopens the investigation into the death of a homegrown terrorist, a man who detonated a bomb during an anti-capitalist march in the 1980s. He blew himself up by mistake, but the man’s daughter receives an enigmatic note, insisting that he was murdered.

    It’s an unexpectedly involving and accidentally highly topical story, benefitting from a terrific array of actresses of a certain age (hurrah!) – Clare Higgins, Charlotte Cornwell and Kika Markham – all playing former Greenham Common protestors.

    There’s a nice meshing of the new line-up, too, as Sasha (Tamzin Outhwaite) and Danny (Nicholas Lyndhurst), both bereft in their own way, find an understanding.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
    Danny GriffinNicholas Lyndhurst
    DCI Sasha MillerTamzin Outhwaite
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
    Alison WillisCharlotte Cornwell
    Francis KaneClare Higgins
    DAC Ned HancockBarnaby Kay
    Mary GriffithKika Markham
    Bryony WillisPatricia Potter
    WinstonIan Redford
    Young Francis KaneRosie Biggs
    Young WinstonStuart McMillan
    Young BryonyAmy Jayne
    FloristLaura Patch
    JournalistRichard Neale

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPhilip John
    Executive producerRichard Burrell
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterChloe Moss

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