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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 8: The English Defence

Summary

Steve McAndrew brings his dying father to London so he can spend his final days in a nearby hospice, but how much time he can spend with his parent is anyone's guess - the Ucos team is hard at work investigating the cold case murder of 55-year-old interpreter Agnes Bradley. A DNA sample provides a link to a rebellious teenager, and the team wonders if the killer could be related to him. But a whole new can of worms is opened when investigators discover the lad's mother was raped - could the same person have killed Agnes? Gerry and Steve hope that interviewing her friends from a local chess club may shed new light on the matter, but it's a possible professional issue that could hold the key to unlocking the mystery. Denis Lawson and Dennis Waterman star.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Steve’s family life is rarely straightforward. Now we meet his terminally ill father, whom Steve (Denis Lawson) has installed in a hospice, only to be subjected to a stream of abuse. “Ah never rated you, son, neverrr,” growls the old charmer – the kind of thing we all love to hear from a parent.

No wonder Steve is struggling to engage with the case in hand, which involves the murder of a translator and amateur chess player. A chess club, you say? Sounds like the perfect place for Danny to trot out some of his lightly worn knowledge about absolutely everything. But no, the trickster who gets bitten by the chess bug is that famously deep thinker, Gerry.


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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
Tricia McAndrewJulie Graham
Robbie McAndrewIan Hogg
Viktor ProustNicholas Woodeson
Kelli RogersMariah Gale
Jeremy PowellFinlay Robertson
Zoe BainesLeanne Best
Carlos AlvarezAnthony Barclay
Spencer RogersFox Jackson-Keen
Agnes BradleyGertrude Thoma

Crew

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DirectorBrian Grant
Executive producerRichard Burrell
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterMarston Bloom

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  • Episode 8

    The English Defence

    Summary

    Steve McAndrew brings his dying father to London so he can spend his final days in a nearby hospice, but how much time he can spend with his parent is anyone's guess - the Ucos team is hard at work investigating the cold case murder of 55-year-old interpreter Agnes Bradley. A DNA sample provides a link to a rebellious teenager, and the team wonders if the killer could be related to him. But a whole new can of worms is opened when investigators discover the lad's mother was raped - could the same person have killed Agnes? Gerry and Steve hope that interviewing her friends from a local chess club may shed new light on the matter, but it's a possible professional issue that could hold the key to unlocking the mystery. Denis Lawson and Dennis Waterman star.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Steve’s family life is rarely straightforward. Now we meet his terminally ill father, whom Steve (Denis Lawson) has installed in a hospice, only to be subjected to a stream of abuse. “Ah never rated you, son, neverrr,” growls the old charmer – the kind of thing we all love to hear from a parent.

    No wonder Steve is struggling to engage with the case in hand, which involves the murder of a translator and amateur chess player. A chess club, you say? Sounds like the perfect place for Danny to trot out some of his lightly worn knowledge about absolutely everything. But no, the trickster who gets bitten by the chess bug is that famously deep thinker, Gerry.


    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
    Tricia McAndrewJulie Graham
    Robbie McAndrewIan Hogg
    Viktor ProustNicholas Woodeson
    Kelli RogersMariah Gale
    Jeremy PowellFinlay Robertson
    Zoe BainesLeanne Best
    Carlos AlvarezAnthony Barclay
    Spencer RogersFox Jackson-Keen
    Agnes BradleyGertrude Thoma

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorBrian Grant
    Executive producerRichard Burrell
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterMarston Bloom

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