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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 10: Tiger Tiger

Summary

The team investigates the killing of a zookeeper, thought to have been mauled to death by a tiger in 2006, when blood found in the victim's lodgings suggests he was murdered before his body was placed in the big-cat enclosure. However, not all the team members are happy about the new case as Brian's animal rights tendencies come to the fore, bringing him into conflict with the zoo's PR. Alun Armstrong and Amanda Redman star.

Review

The eighth and somewhat stodgy series comes to a close with the more entertaining-sounding prospect of the old boys monkeying around at a zoo. The case being reopened by Ucos is that of Zac Halsey, a keeper whose death in the tiger enclosure back in 2006 was deemed to be a tragic accident. But blood found in Zac’s lodgings during a recent refurbishment at Harefield Zoo suggests that he was killed before his body was found among the big cats.

Of equal concern for animal-activist Brian is the issue of keeping wild beasts in captivity, a principle that soon finds him in conflict with the zoo’s PR guru Tabitha Hall-Chalmers (Caroline Harker).

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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
Tabitha Hall-ChalmersCaroline Harker
Murray DwyerVince Leigh
Anthony BassettAnthony Flanagan
Yolanda HalseyFlaminiq Cinque
Lorcan (Buzz) McCafferyMichael Colgan
Barry MetcalfeJohn Harding
Sheila MetcalfeJoanna McCallum
Peter CooperTony Haygarth
Hilary NewellKate Ashfield
Noel KempinskiBill Buckhurst

Crew

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DirectorTim Whitby
ProducerKeith Thompson
WriterRoy Mitchell

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  • Episode 10

    Tiger Tiger

    Summary

    The team investigates the killing of a zookeeper, thought to have been mauled to death by a tiger in 2006, when blood found in the victim's lodgings suggests he was murdered before his body was placed in the big-cat enclosure. However, not all the team members are happy about the new case as Brian's animal rights tendencies come to the fore, bringing him into conflict with the zoo's PR. Alun Armstrong and Amanda Redman star.

    Review

    The eighth and somewhat stodgy series comes to a close with the more entertaining-sounding prospect of the old boys monkeying around at a zoo. The case being reopened by Ucos is that of Zac Halsey, a keeper whose death in the tiger enclosure back in 2006 was deemed to be a tragic accident. But blood found in Zac’s lodgings during a recent refurbishment at Harefield Zoo suggests that he was killed before his body was found among the big cats.

    Of equal concern for animal-activist Brian is the issue of keeping wild beasts in captivity, a principle that soon finds him in conflict with the zoo’s PR guru Tabitha Hall-Chalmers (Caroline Harker).

    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
    Tabitha Hall-ChalmersCaroline Harker
    Murray DwyerVince Leigh
    Anthony BassettAnthony Flanagan
    Yolanda HalseyFlaminiq Cinque
    Lorcan (Buzz) McCafferyMichael Colgan
    Barry MetcalfeJohn Harding
    Sheila MetcalfeJoanna McCallum
    Peter CooperTony Haygarth
    Hilary NewellKate Ashfield
    Noel KempinskiBill Buckhurst

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorTim Whitby
    ProducerKeith Thompson
    WriterRoy Mitchell

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