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Series 11 - Episode 4 Ghosts



New Tricks just loves to poke fun at its ageing coppers so, like Danny, you too may relish the moment a horrified Gerry is mistaken for a new resident at an old people’s home. They’re following up a murder report made by 79-year-old Nancy, whose police officer husband disappeared in 1956. As she has dementia, her moments of lucidity are intermittent.

But while they’re chasing tiny wisps of information about a man who “makes Dixon of Dock Green look like Tony Soprano”, Steve (Denis Lawson) comes face to face with his ex-wife Tricia (Julie Graham). He’s not seen her for ten years. Clearly he’d be happy not to see her again for another ten.


A 79-year-old woman with dementia runs away from her care home and turns up at a south London police station to report a murder - sparking a reinvestigation into the mysterious disappearance of her police officer husband in 1956. The official report says that he fell into the river after one too many beers - but what secrets was this seemingly straight-as-a die old-fashioned bobby keeping? Meanwhile, Steve's son is arrested for buying weed, bringing the retired cop face to face with his ex-wife - a woman he hasn't seen in 10 years. Tamzin Outhwaite and Denis Lawson star, with a guest appearance from Julie Graham.

Cast & Crew

Steve McAndrew Denis Lawson
Danny Griffin Nicholas Lyndhurst
DCI Sasha Miller Tamzin Outhwaite
Gerry Standing Dennis Waterman
Nancy Evans Ann Firbank
Emma Emily Taafe
Harry Page Louis Mahoney
Tricia McAndrew Julie Graham
Peggy Georgine Anderson
Jimmy Hargreaves Samuel Taylor
Terry Hargreaves Jasper Jacob
Stewie McAndrew Keith Ramsay
Hannah Katherine Jakeways
Young Nancy Emma Ballantine
Young Peggy Ruby Thompson
Young Terry Arthur Shuttleworth
Police officer Lucy Ellinson
Director Philip John
Executive Producer Richard Burrell
Series Producer Tom Mullens
Writer Matt Evans
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