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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 5: London Underground

Summary

Sasha is forced to work with her ex-husband Ned Hancock when their teams investigate the death of film critic Oliver Houghton, whose body was discovered floating in the Thames. UCOS delves into the victim's past and explores his link to the murder of a conceptual artist 20 years previously, while Hancock's knowledge of London's hidden past proves invaluable when a piece of occult footage from the 1970s plunges the investigators into the macabre world of human sacrifice. Tamzin Outhwaite and Denis Lawson star, with a guest appearance by Barnaby Kay.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s almost embarrassing how much sharper Danny (Nicholas Lyndhurst) is than any other tool in the UCOS box. He solves tonight’s mystery almost single-handed, while Gerry, Steve and Sasha scramble along behind. Or rather, they take the mickey out of his (enjoyably) know-all tone as he rattles on about London’s secret rivers, their “psycho-geographical significance” and, er, the occult.

A film critic’s body has been found in a sewer in a case that connects to the unsolved murder, 20 years ago, of an artist who was caught up in some kind of secret society. The case brings Sasha up against her faithless ex, Ned, and Gerry up against modern art, which he dislikes almost as much. But in cases like this, it’s Danny who steals the show.

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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
DAC Ned HancockBarnaby Kay
Ruth ShireenSophie Thompson
Emily FraserNicola Stephenson
Edward FraserBenjamin Whitrow
Sam McFarlaneStephen Boswell
Cecily WatkinsAdele Anderson
KeithJarred Christmas
Fleet sewer guideRobin Berry

Crew

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DirectorJulian Simpson
Executive producerRichard Burrell
Series producerTom Mullens
WriterJulian Simpson

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