New Tricks: Season 1, Episode 0

Episode #1.0 (27 Mar. 2003)

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After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a ... See full summary »

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After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a new unit focusing on unsolved cases. There are no resources available, but Sandra is authorized to hire retired detectives and turns first to her old boss and mentor, Jack Halford, who quickly signs on. Together, they interview a number of ex-policemen and settle on Brian Lane, a reformed alcoholic who retired after a prisoner in his custody died, and Gerry Standing, who seems to know as many criminals as policemen and who won't hesitate to cut corners if it will get him a result. Their first case is that of Roddy Wringer, who is released after 21 years in prison when one of the officers on his case is found to have been corrupt. Bevan is convinced Wringer is guilty and makes it clear that he expects Sandra to prove that. As the investigation progresses, however, it appears that Wringer may not have ... Written by garykmcd

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Bevan is referred to as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner, but he wears the rank insignia of an Assistant Commissioner. See more »

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Gerry Standing: It's er innit woof woof bang bang.
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Followed by New Tricks (2003) See more »

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Another gem from the UK....
10 July 2004 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm a bit of a sucker for high-quality drama of any kind from the UK, and this series, although currently only 2 episodes old in Aust, appears to be no exception. Although it plays heavily on how detecting methods have advanced in 15-20 years, the true beauty of the writing and acting isn't buried beneath procedure, procedure and more procedure.

I've been a big fan of James Bolam's since 'When The Boat Comes In' in the late '70's. He is joined by Denis Waterman and Alun Armstrong, with Amanda Redman as their boss. The interplay between all 4 main characters is the true backbone of the series. The story so far isn't so much about old dogs having to learn new tricks as it is about the human interest behind the lives of each of the main characters, and this is beautifully drawn without too much explanation and hoo-ha. For me, it makes me consider the dreams and plans we all have in youth, and how it is we find ourselves in retirement, wondering 'What now?' Keep an eye out for Susan Jameson playing Alun Armstrong's wife, herself married to James Bolam in real life.

If you've ever wondered: Where are they now?, then they're probably in the series, 'New Tricks.'


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