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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 9: Breadcrumbs

Summary

An elderly amateur sleuth who was a friend of Danny's is murdered, and he ends up embroiled in the case when his photo is found at the scene. However, the cold case copper becomes convinced that the secret to uncovering her real killer lies within the last case she was working on. Picking up where she left off, he travels to the village of Minchampton, where a woman was said to have been murdered by a local lad 25 years previously. Meanwhile, Sasha is left to cope with the investigating officer on the modern-day Miss Marple's murder - an overbearing contemporary from her Hendon training, by the name of DCI Grace Mackie - and Steve lets Gerry stay with him when he is evicted, but soon comes to regret the act of kindness.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The worst crime in this episode is the terrible mulberry-coloured three-piece trouser suit worn by a chippy, unimaginative female detective chief inspector (played by Claire Goose).

She’s investigating the murder of an amateur sleuth and blogger, a librarian with a passion for unsolved crimes. It turns out she was also a friend of Danny’s, who makes it his mission to find out why she was killed. This leads him to Paddington Station and a trip into the countryside, to look again at the 1990 murder of a young woman.

Though not up to the standard of recent, absorbing New Tricks stories (the old dog has taken on a new lease of life), it’s still good to see yet more of Nicholas Lyndhurst as the calm, deliberate Danny.

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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
Nathan WicksDanny Cunningham
Caroline TateEmma Fielding
DCI Grace MackieClaire Goose
John StokesDominic Mafham
DS WainwrightOkezie Morro
Barbara HaynesMargot Leicester
Jim TannerStruan Rodger
Police officerJames Darch

Crew

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DirectorKeith Boak
Executive producerRichard Burrell
Series producerTom Mullens
WriterRichard Davidson

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  • Episode 9

    Breadcrumbs

    Summary

    An elderly amateur sleuth who was a friend of Danny's is murdered, and he ends up embroiled in the case when his photo is found at the scene. However, the cold case copper becomes convinced that the secret to uncovering her real killer lies within the last case she was working on. Picking up where she left off, he travels to the village of Minchampton, where a woman was said to have been murdered by a local lad 25 years previously. Meanwhile, Sasha is left to cope with the investigating officer on the modern-day Miss Marple's murder - an overbearing contemporary from her Hendon training, by the name of DCI Grace Mackie - and Steve lets Gerry stay with him when he is evicted, but soon comes to regret the act of kindness.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    The worst crime in this episode is the terrible mulberry-coloured three-piece trouser suit worn by a chippy, unimaginative female detective chief inspector (played by Claire Goose).

    She’s investigating the murder of an amateur sleuth and blogger, a librarian with a passion for unsolved crimes. It turns out she was also a friend of Danny’s, who makes it his mission to find out why she was killed. This leads him to Paddington Station and a trip into the countryside, to look again at the 1990 murder of a young woman.

    Though not up to the standard of recent, absorbing New Tricks stories (the old dog has taken on a new lease of life), it’s still good to see yet more of Nicholas Lyndhurst as the calm, deliberate Danny.

    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
    Nathan WicksDanny Cunningham
    Caroline TateEmma Fielding
    DCI Grace MackieClaire Goose
    John StokesDominic Mafham
    DS WainwrightOkezie Morro
    Barbara HaynesMargot Leicester
    Jim TannerStruan Rodger
    Police officerJames Darch

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorKeith Boak
    Executive producerRichard Burrell
    Series producerTom Mullens
    WriterRichard Davidson

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