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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 6: Objects of Desire

Summary

Sandra is reunited with an old flame when DCI Larson of the Met's arts and antiques squad asks her to look into the murder of an antiques dealer who was not quite as legitimate as everyone thought. Brian is puzzled by Esther's odd behaviour and her new-found interest in the internet, leading him to think the unthinkable - she must be having an affair. Paul McGann and Jesse Birdsall guest star, with Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong.

Review

There can’t be a street market in London that hasn’t had a visit from the New Tricks personnel. In this episode they’re in Portobello Road, straying dangerously into Lovejoy territory as they reinvestigate the death of an antiques dealer.

Back at the station, stoic Sandra is looking all girly and limpid as she stares into the baby blues of an ex-lover (Paul McGann, who seems contractually obliged to appear in every BBC crime drama; see Waking the Dead, Luther). He wants to reignite his old flame and she’s ready like a charcoal briquette.

The entire episode creaks like an arthritic mouse with endless repetition and dialogue that lies dead at the roadside.

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Jack HalfordJames Bolam
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Esther LaneSusan Jameson
DCI James LarsonPaul McGann
Tony MorganJesse Birdsall
Helen BaxterAnna Calder-Marshall
Wally BrooksCol Farrell
Vivienne BaxterPandora Clifford
Roger BowmanAnthony O'Donnell
Greg HazlettPavel Douglas
CID OfficerChristopher Rowe

Crew

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DirectorKenny Glenaan
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterDanny Miller
WriterRoy Mitchell

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  • Episode 6

    Objects of Desire

    Summary

    Sandra is reunited with an old flame when DCI Larson of the Met's arts and antiques squad asks her to look into the murder of an antiques dealer who was not quite as legitimate as everyone thought. Brian is puzzled by Esther's odd behaviour and her new-found interest in the internet, leading him to think the unthinkable - she must be having an affair. Paul McGann and Jesse Birdsall guest star, with Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong.

    Review

    There can’t be a street market in London that hasn’t had a visit from the New Tricks personnel. In this episode they’re in Portobello Road, straying dangerously into Lovejoy territory as they reinvestigate the death of an antiques dealer.

    Back at the station, stoic Sandra is looking all girly and limpid as she stares into the baby blues of an ex-lover (Paul McGann, who seems contractually obliged to appear in every BBC crime drama; see Waking the Dead, Luther). He wants to reignite his old flame and she’s ready like a charcoal briquette.

    The entire episode creaks like an arthritic mouse with endless repetition and dialogue that lies dead at the roadside.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Jack HalfordJames Bolam
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Esther LaneSusan Jameson
    DCI James LarsonPaul McGann
    Tony MorganJesse Birdsall
    Helen BaxterAnna Calder-Marshall
    Wally BrooksCol Farrell
    Vivienne BaxterPandora Clifford
    Roger BowmanAnthony O'Donnell
    Greg HazlettPavel Douglas
    CID OfficerChristopher Rowe

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorKenny Glenaan
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterDanny Miller
    WriterRoy Mitchell

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