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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 3: Queen and Country

Summary

Sandra reopens an investigation into the suspected suicide of a Foreign Office diplomat, whose body was found in a frozen London lake after she had suffered the personal tragedy of a miscarriage and the professional embarrassment of having a government laptop stolen from her home. The woman's fiance and twin sister both believe her death is connected to sensitive information held on the missing computer and blame her boss for her downfall - and when Sandra clashes with the man himself, it only makes her more determined to pursue the conspiracy theory, despite Strickland's advice to tread carefully. Simon Day and Sharon Small guest star.
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Review

Sandra and her pair of old-school detectives are rooting around in the dark and top-secret corners of the Foreign Office this week. Which is worrying because diplomacy doesn’t figure high on Gerry or Brian’s CV.

UCOS have reopened the case of Annabel Tilson, a rising star in the FO whose body was found in a frozen London lake in 2008 – the assumption being that she’d committed suicide because she’d recently had a miscarriage and been demoted at work after an office laptop had been stolen while in her care. But was her death connected to sensitive information on the computer as her profoundly deaf fiancé Eddie and twin sister Minnie believe?

James Wilby, Simon Day and Sharon Small (sadly underused as Annabel’s twin) guest star and you’ll be impressed at how, by fluke, the ageing ‘tecs manage to solve a case they weren’t even working on.

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
Tony SymesSimon Day
Minnie/Annabel TilsonSharon Small
Peter HammondJames Wilby
EddieJulian Peedle-Calloo
VeraJosette Simon
Laura MarshAislin McGuckin

Crew

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DirectorMatthew Evans
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterDan Muirden

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  • Episode 3

    Queen and Country

    Summary

    Sandra reopens an investigation into the suspected suicide of a Foreign Office diplomat, whose body was found in a frozen London lake after she had suffered the personal tragedy of a miscarriage and the professional embarrassment of having a government laptop stolen from her home. The woman's fiance and twin sister both believe her death is connected to sensitive information held on the missing computer and blame her boss for her downfall - and when Sandra clashes with the man himself, it only makes her more determined to pursue the conspiracy theory, despite Strickland's advice to tread carefully. Simon Day and Sharon Small guest star.
    Recommended

    Review

    Sandra and her pair of old-school detectives are rooting around in the dark and top-secret corners of the Foreign Office this week. Which is worrying because diplomacy doesn’t figure high on Gerry or Brian’s CV.

    UCOS have reopened the case of Annabel Tilson, a rising star in the FO whose body was found in a frozen London lake in 2008 – the assumption being that she’d committed suicide because she’d recently had a miscarriage and been demoted at work after an office laptop had been stolen while in her care. But was her death connected to sensitive information on the computer as her profoundly deaf fiancé Eddie and twin sister Minnie believe?

    James Wilby, Simon Day and Sharon Small (sadly underused as Annabel’s twin) guest star and you’ll be impressed at how, by fluke, the ageing ‘tecs manage to solve a case they weren’t even working on.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
    Tony SymesSimon Day
    Minnie/Annabel TilsonSharon Small
    Peter HammondJames Wilby
    EddieJulian Peedle-Calloo
    VeraJosette Simon
    Laura MarshAislin McGuckin

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMatthew Evans
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterDan Muirden

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