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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 2: End of the Line

Summary

DNA tests on a suspected robber prove his innocence but also reveal his father was an unnamed vagrant strangled on a tube train 15 years earlier. The team reopens the case, going in pursuit of the victim's other family members - including the man they believe to be his brother - while Brian questions the homeless community, only to fall foul of a gang of robbers. Peter Davison and Keith Allen guest star.
Recommended

Review

No case is too old or too tenuous for the great minds of Ucos to pursue. If you ever think you’ve got away with a murder, even decades after the event, don’t relax, those wily old geezers and their glamorous boss will hunt you down like a pack of greying wolves.

Tonight, they take on the case of a homeless man strangled on a London tube train 15 years ago. The victim’s identity was and remains a mystery – there were no witnesses, no photos taken of his body, no forensic evidence and no CCTV images. But our heroes love a challenge.

And if there’s anything they love more than a challenge it’s posh people with something to hide: it turns out the victim had some well-to-do relatives, not all of whom welcome a visit from the police. Neither do the victim’s old associates among the homeless. The real fun and games come when soft-hearted Brian tries to immerse himself in their sub-culture and ends up losing more than his shirt.

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Jack HalfordJames Bolam
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Esther LaneSusan Jameson
Janice PargetterSylvestra Le Touzel
Charles AllenforthPeter Davison
Roger McHughKeith Allen
Peter OffordRichard Graham
Christine OffordVirginia Fiol
LeahLisa Diveney
NunMargo Gunn
Tony No TicketJohn McEnery
Broadmoor BillBoyd Clack
BedknobTony Rohr
Woman on TubeDonna Berlin
Uniform PCChristopher Fry
Ken JacksonGlen Davies

Crew

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DirectorRobin Sheppard
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterRoy Mitchell

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  • Episode 2

    End of the Line

    Summary

    DNA tests on a suspected robber prove his innocence but also reveal his father was an unnamed vagrant strangled on a tube train 15 years earlier. The team reopens the case, going in pursuit of the victim's other family members - including the man they believe to be his brother - while Brian questions the homeless community, only to fall foul of a gang of robbers. Peter Davison and Keith Allen guest star.
    Recommended

    Review

    No case is too old or too tenuous for the great minds of Ucos to pursue. If you ever think you’ve got away with a murder, even decades after the event, don’t relax, those wily old geezers and their glamorous boss will hunt you down like a pack of greying wolves.

    Tonight, they take on the case of a homeless man strangled on a London tube train 15 years ago. The victim’s identity was and remains a mystery – there were no witnesses, no photos taken of his body, no forensic evidence and no CCTV images. But our heroes love a challenge.

    And if there’s anything they love more than a challenge it’s posh people with something to hide: it turns out the victim had some well-to-do relatives, not all of whom welcome a visit from the police. Neither do the victim’s old associates among the homeless. The real fun and games come when soft-hearted Brian tries to immerse himself in their sub-culture and ends up losing more than his shirt.

    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
    Janice PargetterSylvestra Le Touzel
    Charles AllenforthPeter Davison
    Roger McHughKeith Allen
    Peter OffordRichard Graham
    Christine OffordVirginia Fiol
    LeahLisa Diveney
    NunMargo Gunn
    Tony No TicketJohn McEnery
    Broadmoor BillBoyd Clack
    BedknobTony Rohr
    Woman on TubeDonna Berlin
    Uniform PCChristopher Fry
    Ken JacksonGlen Davies

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRobin Sheppard
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterRoy Mitchell

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