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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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Series cast summary:
Dennis Waterman ...  Gerry Standing 99 episodes, 2003-2015
Amanda Redman ...  Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2013
Alun Armstrong ...  Brian Lane 80 episodes, 2003-2013
James Bolam ...  Jack Halford 69 episodes, 2003-2013
Anthony Calf ...  D.A.C. Strickland / ... 64 episodes, 2005-2015
Susan Jameson 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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English

Release Date:

27 March 2003 (UK) See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The theme song "It's Alright" performed by Dennis Waterman (Jerry Standing) was heavily inspired by the song "End of the Line" by Traveling Wilburys. See more »

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[after discovering a map with an X on it]
Brian Lane: If you find a map with an X on it, you are intrinsically bound to follow it, go there, and start diggin'.
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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
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The best of British crime drama
26 January 2006 | by picturestorySee all my reviews

What is it about British crime drama that makes them so good? While Americans produce one run of the mill series after the other that centers on fancy technique and the minds of killers the Brits constantly come up with new concepts and interesting character line ups.

New Tricks is probably the best of the current breed closely followed by my personal favourite, "55 Degrees North". I pity the so called young and hip series which feel the need to give identification figures to every focus group the entertainment industry cares about - "New Tricks" manages to make you care about the characters because they simply feel real and because it uses their genuine faults and quirks to propel exquisite and hilariously entertaining story lines.

The actor all are veterans of crime drama and the fun they are having with this one is palpable. These old dogs having plenty of new tricks up their sleeve to make he viewer eagerly ask for more.


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