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New Tricks

  • 2013
  • Season 10
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Police drama series with Alun Armstrong, Denis Lawson, Amanda Redman & Dennis Waterman.

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Episode 7: Things Can Only Get Better

Summary

Sandra and her seasoned colleagues reopen the case of a political aide's murder when a dormant offshore bank account containing £40,000 is discovered in his name. Ben Ransley was killed in 1997 on the evening of Labour's landslide victory and in his wallet was a photo of a beautiful blonde. But neither his mother nor his best friend was able to identify the mystery woman. Is she the key to the crime? Drama, with former Brookside star John McArdle (Billy Corkhill), Jason Durr of Heartbeat fame and one-time Bad Girls actress Kika Mirylees joining Denis Lawson, Dennis Waterman and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This episode from 2013 has a neat, intriguing premise. On the night of the 1997 general election, as Things Can Only Get Better blares out across Britain, a political researcher is murdered under Westminster Bridge.

From there a plot rich in suspects unfolds (as plots do in New Tricks) in a fog of motives and secrets and guilt, in this case stretching from the Bosnian War to London private members’ clubs.

Meanwhile, Danny (Nicholas Lyndhurst) admits to a love of Katrina and the Waves and Gerry (Dennis Waterman) gives us the benefit of his views on the Westminster political class: “It’s all snouts in troughs, innit? Bunch of plums, the lot of ‘em.”

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Cast

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Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
Danny GriffinNicholas Lyndhurst
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
Hana KovacKatarina Cas
Eddie TrentonJason Durr
Peter RussellStephen Greif
Max ClementSerge Hazanavicius
Jim MarshallJohn McArdle
Holly GriffinStorme Toolis
Liz JacksonBeverley Hills
Ben RansleyJack Hawkins
Orla RansleyKika Mirylees
Marta LewisAnna Jaskolka
Lukas KlasnicSerge Soric

Crew

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DirectorAndy Hay
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterMarston Bloom

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  • Episode 7

    Things Can Only Get Better

    Summary

    Sandra and her seasoned colleagues reopen the case of a political aide's murder when a dormant offshore bank account containing £40,000 is discovered in his name. Ben Ransley was killed in 1997 on the evening of Labour's landslide victory and in his wallet was a photo of a beautiful blonde. But neither his mother nor his best friend was able to identify the mystery woman. Is she the key to the crime? Drama, with former Brookside star John McArdle (Billy Corkhill), Jason Durr of Heartbeat fame and one-time Bad Girls actress Kika Mirylees joining Denis Lawson, Dennis Waterman and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    This episode from 2013 has a neat, intriguing premise. On the night of the 1997 general election, as Things Can Only Get Better blares out across Britain, a political researcher is murdered under Westminster Bridge.

    From there a plot rich in suspects unfolds (as plots do in New Tricks) in a fog of motives and secrets and guilt, in this case stretching from the Bosnian War to London private members’ clubs.

    Meanwhile, Danny (Nicholas Lyndhurst) admits to a love of Katrina and the Waves and Gerry (Dennis Waterman) gives us the benefit of his views on the Westminster political class: “It’s all snouts in troughs, innit? Bunch of plums, the lot of ‘em.”

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
    Danny GriffinNicholas Lyndhurst
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
    Hana KovacKatarina Cas
    Eddie TrentonJason Durr
    Peter RussellStephen Greif
    Max ClementSerge Hazanavicius
    Jim MarshallJohn McArdle
    Holly GriffinStorme Toolis
    Liz JacksonBeverley Hills
    Ben RansleyJack Hawkins
    Orla RansleyKika Mirylees
    Marta LewisAnna Jaskolka
    Lukas KlasnicSerge Soric

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAndy Hay
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterMarston Bloom

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