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New Tricks

  • 2012
  • Season 9
  • 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 2: Old School Ties

Summary

In their first case without trusty colleague Jack, the team members reinvestigate the disappearance of PE teacher Jason Bowe when the remains of a body are discovered near the elite public boarding school where he taught. Unfortunately, their snooping could not have come at a worse time for the staff, who are preparing to welcome a local MP to open their new computer centre - but what they do glean tells them the dead man seemed very much a loner. However, it soon turns out he got on much better with his students, forming close and inappropriate relationships with several. But could his behaviour have rattled someone enough to kill him? Susannah Harker and Nicola Walker guest star.
Recommended

Review

We are lacking a Trickster now that James Bolam’s Jack has left the series as the remaining trio stride into a typical adventure, where they talk to lots of shifty types and everyone fires off lists of names of people who might be involved. There’s a slippery businessman, too, without which no episode is complete.

The gang arrives at a public school after a skeleton is found. It turns out to be the body of a staff member who’s been missing since 2007 and every one of his erstwhile colleagues behaves suspiciously, while the snooty headmistress (Susannah Harker) looks down her nose at the oikish old geezers. But they won’t be put off, oh no indeed.

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Cast

rolename
Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Elizabeth ClaytonSusannah Harker
Archie MilgrowBrian Pettifer
Esther LaneSusan Jameson
Helen HadleyNicola Walker
Eleanor HigginsPhoebe Fox
Oliver LebbonSam Crane
Melissa ParksLucy Phelps
Lucas GravesTony Gardner
Jacob LongleyBilly Matthews
Geoffrey ParksTom Knight

Crew

rolename
DirectorJulian Simpson
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterJulian Simpson

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  • Episode 2

    Old School Ties

    Summary

    In their first case without trusty colleague Jack, the team members reinvestigate the disappearance of PE teacher Jason Bowe when the remains of a body are discovered near the elite public boarding school where he taught. Unfortunately, their snooping could not have come at a worse time for the staff, who are preparing to welcome a local MP to open their new computer centre - but what they do glean tells them the dead man seemed very much a loner. However, it soon turns out he got on much better with his students, forming close and inappropriate relationships with several. But could his behaviour have rattled someone enough to kill him? Susannah Harker and Nicola Walker guest star.
    Recommended

    Review

    We are lacking a Trickster now that James Bolam’s Jack has left the series as the remaining trio stride into a typical adventure, where they talk to lots of shifty types and everyone fires off lists of names of people who might be involved. There’s a slippery businessman, too, without which no episode is complete.

    The gang arrives at a public school after a skeleton is found. It turns out to be the body of a staff member who’s been missing since 2007 and every one of his erstwhile colleagues behaves suspiciously, while the snooty headmistress (Susannah Harker) looks down her nose at the oikish old geezers. But they won’t be put off, oh no indeed.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Elizabeth ClaytonSusannah Harker
    Archie MilgrowBrian Pettifer
    Esther LaneSusan Jameson
    Helen HadleyNicola Walker
    Eleanor HigginsPhoebe Fox
    Oliver LebbonSam Crane
    Melissa ParksLucy Phelps
    Lucas GravesTony Gardner
    Jacob LongleyBilly Matthews
    Geoffrey ParksTom Knight

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJulian Simpson
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterJulian Simpson

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