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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 7: The Gentleman Vanishes

Summary

The team investigates the mystery of a missing scientist, after the man's wife receives a series of emails from someone claiming to know what happened to him. The physics professor was last seen in 2004, on a train to Paris for a conference, and when he disappeared he was working on a potentially lucrative cold fusion project that had attracted attention from many large organisations. However, as the detectives dig deeper, a shadowy Whitehall figure warns Sandra's boss Strickland they should drop the case.
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Review

Det Supt Sandra Pullman and her Last of the Summer Wine team of ’tecs are working on the disappearance of a physics professor from a Dover-bound train in 2004. They’ve re-opened the case despite being politely warned off by a shadowy Whitehall figure played
by Tim McInnerny. At least I think that’s what he was doing.

After they’ve made some impressive if unbelievable leaps of logic, the investigation culminates at St Pancras Station where a suspect sporting a Matrix-style floor-length leather coat — presumably in order to blend in with the commuter crowds — actually causes Jack Halford to run. For several minutes! It’s the most exciting bit of the entire episode.

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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
Stephen FisherTim McInnerny
Bea MackennaRebecca Front
Paul LeonardMatthew Blackmore
Martin FallonShaun Williamson
Alice FoxKeeley Forsyth
Kirsty DanielsAmy Phillips
David TownsendGary Powell
Peter RowleyKevin McMonagle
Brian RutlandAndrew Woodall
DI Thomas DoyleWilliam Key

Crew

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DirectorJulian Simpson
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterJulian Simpson

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  • Episode 7

    The Gentleman Vanishes

    Summary

    The team investigates the mystery of a missing scientist, after the man's wife receives a series of emails from someone claiming to know what happened to him. The physics professor was last seen in 2004, on a train to Paris for a conference, and when he disappeared he was working on a potentially lucrative cold fusion project that had attracted attention from many large organisations. However, as the detectives dig deeper, a shadowy Whitehall figure warns Sandra's boss Strickland they should drop the case.
    Recommended

    Review

    Det Supt Sandra Pullman and her Last of the Summer Wine team of ’tecs are working on the disappearance of a physics professor from a Dover-bound train in 2004. They’ve re-opened the case despite being politely warned off by a shadowy Whitehall figure played
    by Tim McInnerny. At least I think that’s what he was doing.

    After they’ve made some impressive if unbelievable leaps of logic, the investigation culminates at St Pancras Station where a suspect sporting a Matrix-style floor-length leather coat — presumably in order to blend in with the commuter crowds — actually causes Jack Halford to run. For several minutes! It’s the most exciting bit of the entire episode.

    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
    Stephen FisherTim McInnerny
    Bea MackennaRebecca Front
    Paul LeonardMatthew Blackmore
    Martin FallonShaun Williamson
    Alice FoxKeeley Forsyth
    Kirsty DanielsAmy Phillips
    David TownsendGary Powell
    Peter RowleyKevin McMonagle
    Brian RutlandAndrew Woodall
    DI Thomas DoyleWilliam Key

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJulian Simpson
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterJulian Simpson

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