New Tricks (2003–2015)
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The team investigate the murder of a policewoman 17 years ago, but what is Sandra's connection, and what secrets from her days at Hendon are revealed?

Director:

Paul Seed

Writers:

Simon Block, Roy Mitchell (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Amanda Redman ... Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Chiké Okonkwo ... PC Clark
Nicholas Day ... Donald Bevan
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Esther Lane
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ... Nick Gilbert
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... Philip Sheppard
Diana Kent Diana Kent ... Therapist
Carolyn Allen Carolyn Allen ... Carole
Natalie Forbes Natalie Forbes ... Jayne
Heather James Heather James ... Alison
Paula Jennings Paula Jennings ... Paula Standing
Jodie Kelly Jodie Kelly ... Caitlin

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The team reinvestigate the unsolved murder in 1987 of policewoman Kate Daniels, who trained at Hendon College with Sandra. The sole witness, then a little girl, is optician Patricia Lee, who still has nightmares about the man running from the scene. The trail leads to Philip Sheppard, known for stalking blondes like Kate, but Brian believes the case is connected to Kate's lover Nick Gilbert, who dropped out of police college. Whilst Gerry takes drastic action to help Patricia identify Sheppard in a line-up, Brian breaks the rules in his efforts to trap Gilbert, jeopardising his career and his marriage in the process. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

When Gerry Standing shows off in a pair of half-moon specs to Sandra Pullman, he references antiques dealer David Dickinson, newly made famous by the series "Dealing with Dickinson". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brian Lane: Warm, warm, warm warm. Warmer, warmer, warmer, warmer. Hot!
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Connections

References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Too Many Ingredients!
1 September 2015 | by Robinson2511See all my reviews

An intriguing case overshadowed by way too many sub-plots in an episode trying to do far too much in the running time.

The Case involving WPC Kate Daniels is actually interesting, then add Gerry facing the prospect of becoming a grandad, Esther leaving Brian, Sandra facing her own life choices, and Jack coming to terms with being a widower, then try and fit it into an hour, you can't, therefore the case suffers as a result, characters are dull, things are left unexplained, the story never really moves, it all just feels rushed, this might have worked for the 90-minute pilot, but feels cramped in a 60-minute episode. These sub-plots could have been spread across the entire series, which would have worked much better.

But on the positive side, the acting is fantastic from the entire cast, there are some great moments, and when the focus is there, it's genuinely interesting, but this isn't the brilliant start to the series I was hoping for.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2004 (UK) See more »

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