New Tricks

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  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 12 Seasons
  • 8.0  (8,668)

New Tricks is a British television show that aired from 2003 to 2015. It is a police procedural that focuses on a team of retired detectives who are brought back to solve cold cases that were never solved. The show features some of the most well-known and respected actors in the UK such as Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, and Amanda Redman.

The show follows the team of retired detectives as they work on cases that are given to them by DCI Sasha Miller, who is played by Tamzin Outhwaite. The team consists of Gerry Standing, played by Dennis Waterman, who is the oldest and the most experienced member of the team. Gerry is known for his charm and his ability to get what he wants. Brian Lane, played by Alun Armstrong is the forensic pathologist and the team's resident expert in all things scientific. Jack Halford, played by James Bolam, is the team's historian and archivist. He is responsible for finding and gathering information on the cases they are working on. Steve McAndrew, played by Denis Lawson, is the team's newest member. Steve is an ex-Scotland Yard detective who has a reputation for being a bit of a maverick. He is very good at his job but tends to get into trouble with his superiors. Lastly, there is Sandra Pullman, played by Amanda Redman, who is the team's leader. She is a former Met police officer who was tasked with putting the team together.

Throughout the show, the team works on a wide range of cases, from murders to thefts and everything in between. They use their years of experience and expertise to help them solve the cases, often going to great lengths to find the truth. The cases they work on are always interesting and keep the audience engaged throughout.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the show is the chemistry between the characters. The actors do an excellent job of bringing their characters to life and creating believable relationships. They all have their own unique personalities, quirks, and flaws, which makes them relatable to the audience. The team dynamic is a huge part of the show's success, and it's evident that the actors genuinely enjoy working together.

Another aspect of the show that sets it apart from other police procedurals is the humor. New Tricks has a light-hearted tone that makes it enjoyable to watch. The characters often make jokes and tease each other, which adds to the show's charm. The humor never feels forced or out of place, and it keeps the show from becoming too serious.

In addition to the main characters, the show also has a strong supporting cast. There are numerous recurring characters, including bosses, friends, and family members of the main characters. These characters add depth to the show and help to flesh out the world in which the main characters live.

Overall, New Tricks is an excellent show that is well worth watching. The writing is excellent, the acting is superb, and the cases are always interesting. The chemistry between the characters is a huge part of the show's appeal, and it's evident that the actors genuinely enjoy working together. If you're looking for a fun and engaging police procedural, then New Tricks is the perfect show for you.

New Tricks is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (107 episodes). The series first aired on March 27, 2003.

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The Crazy Gang
10. The Crazy Gang
October 6, 2015
The night before the new millennium, the leader of a mental-health advocacy group was stabbed outside the Madhouse, the group's headquarters. When his journal resurfaces offering new evidence, the team starts its investigation, but consequences from the Henway case threaten the very existence of UCOS.
Life Expectancy
9. Life Expectancy
September 29, 2015
A sinkhole in a cemetery unearths an unusual murder weapon: a large marble bust. The victim was Jason Henway, herbalist and co-owner of Nature's Zenith, a controversial holistic health center. Both Fiona and Sasha contemplate job promotions that would take them away from UCOS.
Lottery Curse
8. Lottery Curse
September 22, 2015
The body of a lottery winner is dug up 17 years after her disappearance. Suspicion falls on the victim's husband, a former drug addict with a temper, but the killer could be anyone in her lottery syndicate. While the team investigates, Fiona and the guys try to set Sasha up with the handsome forensic botanist assigned to the case.
The Russian Cousin
7. The Russian Cousin
September 15, 2015
Four years after a private investigator's murder, an anonymous tipster mails the PI's notebook to police. The team focuses on two of the victim's clients: a baker whose fiancé ran off with her money, and a cancer-stricken family man who was robbed of a valuable WWII stamp.
The Fame Game
6. The Fame Game
September 8, 2015
A married pair of professional celebrity look-alikes died in an apparent suicide pact 13 years ago. When the dead woman's cell phone turns up containing messages alluding to an affair, UCOS take over the case.
Prodigal Sons
5. Prodigal Sons
September 1, 2015
Hoping to improve his chances of making it into a prestigious cricket club, Strickland asks the team to look into the demise of a professional cricket player found dead in a bath. Sasha pushes Danny, Steve, and Ted to train harder after they fail the initial compulsory fitness test.
The Wolf of Wallbrook
4. The Wolf of Wallbrook
August 25, 2015
When a photograph from the '80s is blown up for an art exhibition, it reveals a murder caught on camera: someone pushed the victim, a hotshot stock trader, off a roof. Worried about his bank balance, Steve considers the futures market himself.
The Curate's Egg
3. The Curate's Egg
August 18, 2015
Ted Case, the DCI who helped Gerry, is assigned to be the acting head of UCOS while Sasha recovers. Ted and Steve butt heads as they reexamine the murder of a vicar who may have been the victim of a racially motivated attack.
Last Man Standing, Part 2
2. Last Man Standing, Part 2
August 11, 2015
With Gerry in the frame for murder and corruption, Sasha, Danny, and Steve race to prove his innocence before the case is handed off to the murder investigation team. But there's something Gerry refuses to tell the others-is he protecting someone or concealing his own crime?
Last Man Standing, Part 1
1. Last Man Standing, Part 1
August 4, 2015
When UCOS is assigned to investigate a skeleton unearthed during a home renovation, Gerry finds a link to his past in one of the evidence bags. Gerry gets shifty when the body turns out to be his former boss, who went missing in 1983 amid suspicions of police corruption.
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New Tricks is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch New Tricks on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 27, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (8,668)