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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 9: Half Life

Summary

The team reinvestigates the murder of a man found in an alleyway seven years previously when he is identified on a website covering unexplained disappearances. The victim is named by a woman whose husband hired him six months before his death, but neither of them had thought anything of it when their employee went missing - and seem to know little about him. Meanwhile, Brian and Gerry are distracted by looming job cuts and fear that Ucos could be downsized. With Robert Daws and Claudie Blakley.

Review

Murder victim Christopher Collins appears to be a man with no past. The only thing that’s known about him is that, six months before his death, he was stripping gearboxes while working as a mechanic at a garage. So what’s the reason for the lack of information? The answer could well lie with a major drug smuggler, who Collins once testified against.

Also preoccupying the team this week are looming budget cuts in the police force. Brian and Gerry fear Ucos could be hit and Sandra’s finding that DAC Strickland is proving to be just as elusive as the job history of their corpse. Will she get any answers?

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Jack HalfordJames Bolam
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
Esther LaneSusan Jameson
Lisa CarlisleClaudie Blakley
John CarlisleRobert Daws
Derek `Smiley' RobinsonChris Ellison
Jason HibbertAdam G Goodwin
Alice WestHayley Jane Standing
DI Matthew HornbyRufus Wright
Anthony WaltersNicholas Beveney
Andrew HughesAlex Lowe
David CrawleyJonathan Aris
Caroline RobinsonSheryl Gannaway

Crew

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DirectorTim Whitby
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterOllie Brown

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  • Episode 9

    Half Life

    Summary

    The team reinvestigates the murder of a man found in an alleyway seven years previously when he is identified on a website covering unexplained disappearances. The victim is named by a woman whose husband hired him six months before his death, but neither of them had thought anything of it when their employee went missing - and seem to know little about him. Meanwhile, Brian and Gerry are distracted by looming job cuts and fear that Ucos could be downsized. With Robert Daws and Claudie Blakley.

    Review

    Murder victim Christopher Collins appears to be a man with no past. The only thing that’s known about him is that, six months before his death, he was stripping gearboxes while working as a mechanic at a garage. So what’s the reason for the lack of information? The answer could well lie with a major drug smuggler, who Collins once testified against.

    Also preoccupying the team this week are looming budget cuts in the police force. Brian and Gerry fear Ucos could be hit and Sandra’s finding that DAC Strickland is proving to be just as elusive as the job history of their corpse. Will she get any answers?

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Jack HalfordJames Bolam
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
    Esther LaneSusan Jameson
    Lisa CarlisleClaudie Blakley
    John CarlisleRobert Daws
    Derek `Smiley' RobinsonChris Ellison
    Jason HibbertAdam G Goodwin
    Alice WestHayley Jane Standing
    DI Matthew HornbyRufus Wright
    Anthony WaltersNicholas Beveney
    Andrew HughesAlex Lowe
    David CrawleyJonathan Aris
    Caroline RobinsonSheryl Gannaway

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorTim Whitby
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterOllie Brown

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