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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 5: Moving Target

Summary

The ex-coppers find themselves under the microscope when a psychologist arrives to conduct a study into older men in the workplace - but she soon reveals a more personal reason for her visit. It turns out that five years ago her brother, a cycle courier, was the victim of a hit-and-run that left him unable to recall anything prior to the incident. Now he says he was targeted for the parcel he was carrying, which was stolen at the scene - or so he believes. Sally Phillips guest stars.

Review

A psychologist played by Sally Phillips visits the team in order to study older men in the workplace, but it transpires that she has ulterior motives. It just so happens that the woman’s brother, a cycle courier, was injured in 2006 following a hit-and-run but now believes he was the target of an attack rather than the victim of an accident. Ucos is assigned and tries to find evidence to substantiate the man’s claim.

Granted, the dramatic high point is Amanda Redman’s snood and the closest we get to an action sequence is when James Bolam takes off his reading glasses, but there are laughs to be had in the interplay between the old boys and their shrink.

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Jack HalfordJames Bolam
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Samantha GersonSally Phillips
Darren GersonTim Plester
Nina WardAlexandra Roach
Claudia ScottSusan Lynch
Alan RendallCavan Clerkin
KatorLaurence Spellman
Psycho ChrisStephen Wight
DCI Melissa TempleKazia Pelka
CleanerKaren Seacombe

Crew

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DirectorPhilip John
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterMatthew Thomas

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  • Episode 5

    Moving Target

    Summary

    The ex-coppers find themselves under the microscope when a psychologist arrives to conduct a study into older men in the workplace - but she soon reveals a more personal reason for her visit. It turns out that five years ago her brother, a cycle courier, was the victim of a hit-and-run that left him unable to recall anything prior to the incident. Now he says he was targeted for the parcel he was carrying, which was stolen at the scene - or so he believes. Sally Phillips guest stars.

    Review

    A psychologist played by Sally Phillips visits the team in order to study older men in the workplace, but it transpires that she has ulterior motives. It just so happens that the woman’s brother, a cycle courier, was injured in 2006 following a hit-and-run but now believes he was the target of an attack rather than the victim of an accident. Ucos is assigned and tries to find evidence to substantiate the man’s claim.

    Granted, the dramatic high point is Amanda Redman’s snood and the closest we get to an action sequence is when James Bolam takes off his reading glasses, but there are laughs to be had in the interplay between the old boys and their shrink.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Jack HalfordJames Bolam
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Samantha GersonSally Phillips
    Darren GersonTim Plester
    Nina WardAlexandra Roach
    Claudia ScottSusan Lynch
    Alan RendallCavan Clerkin
    KatorLaurence Spellman
    Psycho ChrisStephen Wight
    DCI Melissa TempleKazia Pelka
    CleanerKaren Seacombe

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPhilip John
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterMatthew Thomas

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