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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 6: Love Means Nothing in Tennis

Summary

The death of a teenage tennis star occupies the team when it is suggested her suicide jump two years earlier was anything but. They soon find several people with motives for her murder, including her coach Nick and agent Anthony, but it seems the one with the most to benefit from the girl's demise was her great rival Fawn Brammall - a shy and subdued player who proves difficult to question. Meanwhile, Gerry wonders if he did enough to encourage his own daughter's sporting ambitions and Brian hatches a plan to turn his dog into a movie star. Detective drama, guest starring Tamzin Outhwaite and Alexei Sayle.
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Review

Never mind the crimes that need solving, it’s those delightful little subplots that give New Tricks it’s special comic elan. Brian (Alun Armstrong) is on subplot drill this week: he falls for the idea that his dog Scampi has a future modelling for adverts. So to prepare for the big shoot Brian decides to give Scampi a bath with, as you can imagine, hilarious consequences.

Mind you, it’s a flawless performance from the dog playing Scampi disappointingly uncredited), who holds her own in a strong guest cast that includes Alexei Sayle, Tamzin Outhwaite and Molesley from Downton Abbey (aka Kevin Doyle). As for this week’s case, it involves a murdered teenage tennis star.

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
Esther LaneSusan Jameson
Victoria KempTamzin Outhwaite
Anthony MarshallAlexei Sayle
Fawn BrammallMartha Mackintosh
Irina BrammallBrana Bajic
Gerry JuniorJayden Chamberlain
Alice KempGeorgie Castle
Jess KempAlexa Davies
Nick HoyleBenjamin Wilkin
Paula StandingPaula Jennings
David KempKevin Doyle
News reporterKurt Barling
ReceptionistFrog Stone

Crew

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DirectorRobin Sheppard
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterJulian Unthank

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  • Episode 6

    Love Means Nothing in Tennis

    Summary

    The death of a teenage tennis star occupies the team when it is suggested her suicide jump two years earlier was anything but. They soon find several people with motives for her murder, including her coach Nick and agent Anthony, but it seems the one with the most to benefit from the girl's demise was her great rival Fawn Brammall - a shy and subdued player who proves difficult to question. Meanwhile, Gerry wonders if he did enough to encourage his own daughter's sporting ambitions and Brian hatches a plan to turn his dog into a movie star. Detective drama, guest starring Tamzin Outhwaite and Alexei Sayle.
    Recommended

    Review

    Never mind the crimes that need solving, it’s those delightful little subplots that give New Tricks it’s special comic elan. Brian (Alun Armstrong) is on subplot drill this week: he falls for the idea that his dog Scampi has a future modelling for adverts. So to prepare for the big shoot Brian decides to give Scampi a bath with, as you can imagine, hilarious consequences.

    Mind you, it’s a flawless performance from the dog playing Scampi disappointingly uncredited), who holds her own in a strong guest cast that includes Alexei Sayle, Tamzin Outhwaite and Molesley from Downton Abbey (aka Kevin Doyle). As for this week’s case, it involves a murdered teenage tennis star.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
    Esther LaneSusan Jameson
    Victoria KempTamzin Outhwaite
    Anthony MarshallAlexei Sayle
    Fawn BrammallMartha Mackintosh
    Irina BrammallBrana Bajic
    Gerry JuniorJayden Chamberlain
    Alice KempGeorgie Castle
    Jess KempAlexa Davies
    Nick HoyleBenjamin Wilkin
    Paula StandingPaula Jennings
    David KempKevin Doyle
    News reporterKurt Barling
    ReceptionistFrog Stone

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRobin Sheppard
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterJulian Unthank

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