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New Tricks

  • 2011
  • Season 8
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Drama featuring an eccentric group of ex-police officers brought out of retirement to investigate unsolved crimes.

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Episode 3: Lost in Translation

Summary

Fresh DNA tests on an unidentified body found in 1996 reveal a family link to a Home Office fingerprint analyst, who has not seen her brother since she was seven, when he brought her over to the UK from their home country of Albania. The victim had been working as a police interpreter - and the motive seems clear when it turns out his last assignment was translating for a witness in a murder trial against a notorious Albanian criminal. Meanwhile, Gerry embarks on a French cookery course, but the language barrier results in a rather surprising date. Amanda Redman and Dennis Waterman star.

Review

There's always a danger that a New Tricks episode will subside into a series of slightly grey, interchangeable scenes where our heroes turn up at someone's door to ask questions about something that happened 15 years ago, talk for a bit, then leave, none the wiser.

To break the pattern, the writers add comic subplots: this week it's the turn of Gerry (Dennis Waterman), who has taken to French cookery classes. Gerry isn't an obvious candidate for knocking up a beurre blanc, but fans will recall how he often cooked up a storm in early series. And there's an added incentive: the saucy French woman who runs the class. Gerry does his bumbling best to speak her language, leading to an unhilarious misunderstanding and an unlikely breakthrough in the case.

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Jack HalfordJames Bolam
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Esther LaneSusan Jameson
Anna KingLucy Liemann
Michael LugaClive Russell
Christine MarksMarcia Warren
Daniel CranaghMichael Cochrane
Alan KingJohn Bowe
GenevieveJaq Croft
Rachel KingKaren Archer
Maria MullatMyriam Acharki
Caroline WilsonSarah McVicar
Tania WestonJoanna Bacon
FeliciteAnnabel Leventon
Cookery school manJames Puddephatt
Sailing club manWill Barton

Crew

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DirectorRobin Sheppard
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterOllie Brown

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  • Episode 3

    Lost in Translation

    Summary

    Fresh DNA tests on an unidentified body found in 1996 reveal a family link to a Home Office fingerprint analyst, who has not seen her brother since she was seven, when he brought her over to the UK from their home country of Albania. The victim had been working as a police interpreter - and the motive seems clear when it turns out his last assignment was translating for a witness in a murder trial against a notorious Albanian criminal. Meanwhile, Gerry embarks on a French cookery course, but the language barrier results in a rather surprising date. Amanda Redman and Dennis Waterman star.

    Review

    There's always a danger that a New Tricks episode will subside into a series of slightly grey, interchangeable scenes where our heroes turn up at someone's door to ask questions about something that happened 15 years ago, talk for a bit, then leave, none the wiser.

    To break the pattern, the writers add comic subplots: this week it's the turn of Gerry (Dennis Waterman), who has taken to French cookery classes. Gerry isn't an obvious candidate for knocking up a beurre blanc, but fans will recall how he often cooked up a storm in early series. And there's an added incentive: the saucy French woman who runs the class. Gerry does his bumbling best to speak her language, leading to an unhilarious misunderstanding and an unlikely breakthrough in the case.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Jack HalfordJames Bolam
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Esther LaneSusan Jameson
    Anna KingLucy Liemann
    Michael LugaClive Russell
    Christine MarksMarcia Warren
    Daniel CranaghMichael Cochrane
    Alan KingJohn Bowe
    GenevieveJaq Croft
    Rachel KingKaren Archer
    Maria MullatMyriam Acharki
    Caroline WilsonSarah McVicar
    Tania WestonJoanna Bacon
    FeliciteAnnabel Leventon
    Cookery school manJames Puddephatt
    Sailing club manWill Barton

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRobin Sheppard
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterOllie Brown

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