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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 1: A Death in the Family

Summary

Jack announces he is quitting the team, but before Sandra, Brian and Gerry can question his reasons, shadowy Whitehall figure Stephen Fisher arrives with one of his secret cases - the unsolved murder of a woman dating back more than 160 years. With just 24 hours to solve it, will the sleuths find time to get to the bottom of Jack's shock decision and persuade him to stick around?
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Review

Sandra and her gang of old geezers have the run of the Natural History Museum when they re-investigate the death of a palaeontologist. What’s a palaeontologist, Gerry wants to know. He’s a man who’s responsible for a “world-class collection of fossils”, says Brian. “Just like me,” mutters Sandra. Boom boom!

New Tricks wallows in creaky old gags like this. There’s even a lame and very dubious sex joke about “illegal entry” that died of old age about 50 years ago. But there you go, if it can be exhumed and dusted off, then no ancient pun or bit of wordplay can be allowed to pass by unmolested. In the first of this new series, the last for James Bolam, the team come up against a nasty big corporation, a slippery businessman and a bored housewife who is, says Gerry – that Sir Galahad – “well up for it”.

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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
Stephen FisherTim McInnerny

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DirectorJulian Simpson
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterJulian Simpson

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  • Episode 1

    A Death in the Family

    Summary

    Jack announces he is quitting the team, but before Sandra, Brian and Gerry can question his reasons, shadowy Whitehall figure Stephen Fisher arrives with one of his secret cases - the unsolved murder of a woman dating back more than 160 years. With just 24 hours to solve it, will the sleuths find time to get to the bottom of Jack's shock decision and persuade him to stick around?
    Recommended

    Review

    Sandra and her gang of old geezers have the run of the Natural History Museum when they re-investigate the death of a palaeontologist. What’s a palaeontologist, Gerry wants to know. He’s a man who’s responsible for a “world-class collection of fossils”, says Brian. “Just like me,” mutters Sandra. Boom boom!

    New Tricks wallows in creaky old gags like this. There’s even a lame and very dubious sex joke about “illegal entry” that died of old age about 50 years ago. But there you go, if it can be exhumed and dusted off, then no ancient pun or bit of wordplay can be allowed to pass by unmolested. In the first of this new series, the last for James Bolam, the team come up against a nasty big corporation, a slippery businessman and a bored housewife who is, says Gerry – that Sir Galahad – “well up for it”.

    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
    Stephen FisherTim McInnerny

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJulian Simpson
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterJulian Simpson

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