New Tricks (2003– )

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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

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 Gerry Standing (99 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman / ... (84 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Brian Lane (80 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Jack Halford (69 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 D.A.C. Strickland / ... (62 episodes, 2005-2015)
Susan Jameson ...
 Esther Lane (54 episodes, 2003-2013)
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After a hostage rescue goes wrong, superintendent Sandra Pullman is put in charge of unsolved crimes. With little resources and no back-up she decides to recruit three ex policeman. However times have changed, unlike her new recruits. Jack Halford is yet to get over the loss of his wife, Brian Lane is over obsessed and over medicated, and Gerry Standing is not quite the ladies man he used to be. They may have the experience but it's not like the old days. Not only are they chasing criminals, but they are having to deal with a new police force which does not always appreciate their old style policing. Written by Brian Hallam

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Back on the case again.

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The series was axed in 2015 due to low ratings. See more »

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Gerry Standing: Will you stop creeping up on me!
Brian Lane: I don't creep, I glide.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 3 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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5 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Bizarre and fun, New Tricks doesn't take itself too seriously, which is why it doesn't get bogged down in the mire that so many American cop shows do. Nothing against American TV, it's produced some hilarious shows, (Arrested Development and Friends come immediately to mind). But this particular type of gentle comedy / drama can only be done by the Brits. Eccentric, charismatic characters, quirky situations and witty dialogue are the strong points. Erratic pace and stereotypical minor characters are the main weaknesses. I find the problems with this show can be overlooked because it's willing to laugh at itself. I think it's great. The actors are right at home and it's sharp and original. Go for it, watch it, why not.


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