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Series 11 - Episode 9 Breadcrumbs

Sunday 12am - 1am Alibi


The worst crime in this episode is the terrible mulberry-coloured three-piece trouser suit worn by a chippy, unimaginative female detective chief inspector (played by Claire Goose).

She’s investigating the murder of an amateur sleuth and blogger, a librarian with a passion for unsolved crimes. It turns out she was also a friend of Danny’s, who makes it his mission to find out why she was killed. This leads him to Paddington Station and a trip into the countryside, to look again at the 1990 murder of a young woman.

Though not up to the standard of recent, absorbing New Tricks stories (the old dog has taken on a new lease of life), it’s still good to see yet more of Nicholas Lyndhurst as the calm, deliberate Danny.


An elderly amateur sleuth who was a friend of Danny's is murdered, and he ends up embroiled in the case when his photo is found at the scene. However, the cold case copper becomes convinced that the secret to uncovering her real killer lies within the last case she was working on. Picking up where she left off, he travels to the village of Minchampton, where a woman was said to have been murdered by a local lad 25 years previously. Meanwhile, Sasha is left to cope with the investigating officer on the modern-day Miss Marple's murder - an overbearing contemporary from her Hendon training, by the name of DCI Grace Mackie - and Steve lets Gerry stay with him when he is evicted, but soon comes to regret the act of kindness.

Cast & Crew

Steve McAndrew Denis Lawson
Danny Griffin Nicholas Lyndhurst
DCI Sasha Miller Tamzin Outhwaite
Gerry Standing Dennis Waterman
DAC Robert Strickland Anthony Calf
Nathan Wicks Danny Cunningham
Caroline Tate Emma Fielding
DCI Grace Mackie Claire Goose
John Stokes Dominic Mafham
DS Wainwright Okezie Morro
Barbara Haynes Margot Leicester
Jim Tanner Struan Rodger
Police officer James Darch
Director Keith Boak
Executive Producer Richard Burrell
Series Producer Tom Mullens
Writer Richard Davidson
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