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"New Tricks" Dark Chocolate (2010)

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New Tricks: Season 7: Episode 4 -- After a recent rape is linked to two unsolved attacks at a chocolate factory, the team examines all three cases and discovers even more dark secrets. Meanwhile, Gerry enlists Sandra's help to quit smoking.


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Original Air Date:
30 September 2010 (Season 7, Episode 4)
A recent sexual assault on Helen Vestry in her cake shop is identical to two unsolved rapes which occurred... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane

James Bolam ... Jack Halford

Amanda Redman ... Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman

Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing

Caroline Carver ... Helen Vestry

Neil Stuke ... Duncan Miller

Lizzie Roper ... Tilly Shaw
Sian Brooke ... Eileen Harrison

Alan McKenna ... Mick Shaw

Gary Lewis ... Alex Close
Rudi Dharmalingam ... Arun Kumar
Rory MacGregor ... Liam Braine

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robin Sheppard 
Writing credits
Roy Mitchell (written by)

Roy Mitchell (creator) and
Nigel McCrery (creator)

Produced by
Ian Scaife .... line producer
Tom Sherry .... executive producer
Keith Thompson .... producer
Roy Mitchell .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Brian Bennett 
Warren Bennett 
Cinematography by
Sean Van Hales (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jon Costelloe 
Casting by
Julia Duff 
David Martin 
Production Design by
John Asbridge 
Art Direction by
Antony Cartlidge 
Costume Design by
Eleanor Baker 
Makeup Department
Philippa Selina Blake .... make-up/hair artist (as Philippa Blake)
Iain Guthrie .... make-up/hair artist
Pat Hay .... make-up/hair designer
David Watkin .... make-up/hair artist
Production Management
Lynsey Cosford .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Currie-Clark .... third assistant director
Guy de Glanville .... first assistant director (as Guy De Glanville)
Beth Elliott .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nick Barnett .... props buyer
Ellena Bleathman .... graphic designer
Simon Bradbury Philip .... prop hand (as Simon Bradbury-Philip)
Colin Bradbury .... props master
Andy Fox .... stand-by carpenter
Max Grant .... prop hand
Caroline Harper .... stand-by art director
Doug Irvine .... prop hand
Joanna Marshall .... art department assistant
Kenny Palmer .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Jason Bennett .... sound maintenance engineer
Simon Bishop .... sound mixer
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Jo Vale .... boom operator
Marc Cass .... stunt performer
Derek Lea .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... electrician (as Dave Bourke)
Anna James .... clapper loader
Joe Judge .... gaffer
Fabien Lacroix .... camera trainee (as Fabien La Croix)
Derek McCulloch .... best boy
Louis Mulvey .... camera operator
Tom Olley .... electrician
Terry Pate .... grip
Jon Priddle .... focus puller
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Avery .... costume trainee
Bill Haynes .... costume stand-by (as Billy Haynes)
Alison Stevens .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor
Gareth Spensley .... colorist
Music Department
Mike Moran .... composer: "It's Alright"
Adam Vanryne .... music mixer
Dennis Waterman .... singer: "It's Alright"
Other crew
Susannah Booker .... location manager
Russell Dewulff Booth .... floor runner
Jessica Cameron-Lewis .... production runner
Amanda Console .... publicist
Alan Gavin .... production accountant
Judy Gayton .... script supervisor
Scott Hiskey .... assistant production accountant
Lucy Hopkins .... production coordinator
Joe Lacey .... stand- in
Kelly Lee .... assistant coordinator
Kirstie MacDonald .... script editor (as Kirstie Macdonald)
Spencer Normington .... assistant location manager
Joe Lacey .... stand-in (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nigel McCrery  creator
Roy Mitchell  creator

Sound Department
Chris Gurney .... daily boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tobias Marshall .... camera trainee
Other crew
Samantha-Jane Hunt .... stand-in
Mal Tobias .... stand-in
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

58 min (DVD)
UK:12 (video rating) (2010)

Did You Know?

[first lines]
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman:[accepting drink from spa attendant] Thank you.
[answering her mobile phone]
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman:Gerry, what do you want? It's my day off.
Gerry Standing:Yeah, I know. Listen, I'm sorry about that, Guv, but I need your help.
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman:Why, what's happened?
Gerry Standing:No no no, nothing like that. It's just... listen... I'm giving up cigarettes.
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman:Gerry, well done! That's fantastic!
Gerry Standing:And I just wondered whether you'd by my fag buddy.
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman:Your what?
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Chocolate factory, rape, illegal immigrants and more, 17 September 2015
Author: ctyankee1 from United States

This is a very interesting episode. Women are raped in the chocolate factory and the rapist was never found after many years. The case was not closed because they never found out who the rapist was. A woman worker killed herself. It was thought she was raped too. She was from another country. A finger was found in chocolate and no one knew who it belonged to but it was saved by the police in a bottle to preserve it.

This story tells how DNA can be used years later and still work. A owner of a cleaning company use to hire illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to clean the places of businesses. Everyone in the factory and businesses connected with the chocolate factory had the men take DNA test. It was thought one of these men were the rapist. The illegals got deported. Sandra says they got deported and the rapes continued so how could it have been one of the men from Bangladesh. Gerry says they can still get back into the country with fake IDs. The cleaning business owner was arrested for hiring illegals he later changed the name of his company.

There was a lot going on in the factory a married co-worker was having an affair with his wife's friend. He had been arrested for violence so they thought he may have been the rapist. Brian gets the finger that was stored in a jar that had been covered with chocolate at the factory. He has it tested and they come up with the DNA of a foreigner on the finger and under the finger nail was the DNA of the man that killed him. The foreigner did not show up at work so they don't know if he is dead or deported.

In the beginning Gerry tries to stop smoking cigarettes. He calls up his boss Sandra and wants he to be his "fag buddy". He explained to her that a "fag buddy" is a person he can go to help him give up smoking. Gerry coughs a lot when he is not smoking. He ends up not smoking cigarettes but sneaking and smoking cigars.

In the end they find out the DNA of the rapist was substituted by someone else and that is why that person did not get caught Interesting investigating and methods used.

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