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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 8: Blue Flower

Summary

The detectives investigate the murder of an East German immigrant, but all they have to go on are his mysterious final words, which translate as `blue flower'. As they piece together his remarkable story, Sandra tries to gain the trust of his estranged daughter. Crime drama, starring Amanda Redman.
Recommended

Review

Perhaps it’s me, but the cases the Ucos team investigate are getting increasingly weird. This time they’re looking into the murder of Max, an East German immigrant who loitered on the same London street corner every morning and whose last words were “blue flower”.

A chance meeting with a woman whose son was killed in a road accident nearby sends the detectives in the right direction, which is to the recycling plant where Max had been employed to sort waste paper. Then it turns out that prior to the demolition of the Berlin Wall, he had connections with the Stasi. What’s not clear is whether he was working for them or against them.

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Cast

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Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
Grace CusackElizabeth Berrington
DCI RosserNicholas Burns
Max KleinEdward Baker-Duly
Paul ArmitageAlex Blake
Alicia KleinAislinn Sands
Corey MurginsJordan Long
Mia AdlerKate Bracken
Damon RipleyRoger Evans

Crew

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DirectorPhilip John
ProducerTom Mullens
WriterSimon Allen

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  • Episode 8

    Blue Flower

    Summary

    The detectives investigate the murder of an East German immigrant, but all they have to go on are his mysterious final words, which translate as `blue flower'. As they piece together his remarkable story, Sandra tries to gain the trust of his estranged daughter. Crime drama, starring Amanda Redman.
    Recommended

    Review

    Perhaps it’s me, but the cases the Ucos team investigate are getting increasingly weird. This time they’re looking into the murder of Max, an East German immigrant who loitered on the same London street corner every morning and whose last words were “blue flower”.

    A chance meeting with a woman whose son was killed in a road accident nearby sends the detectives in the right direction, which is to the recycling plant where Max had been employed to sort waste paper. Then it turns out that prior to the demolition of the Berlin Wall, he had connections with the Stasi. What’s not clear is whether he was working for them or against them.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Brian LaneAlun Armstrong
    Sandra PullmanAmanda Redman
    Gerry StandingDennis Waterman
    Steve McAndrewDenis Lawson
    DAC Robert StricklandAnthony Calf
    Grace CusackElizabeth Berrington
    DCI RosserNicholas Burns
    Max KleinEdward Baker-Duly
    Paul ArmitageAlex Blake
    Alicia KleinAislinn Sands
    Corey MurginsJordan Long
    Mia AdlerKate Bracken
    Damon RipleyRoger Evans

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPhilip John
    ProducerTom Mullens
    WriterSimon Allen

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