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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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27 March 2003 (UK) See more »

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(14 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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George Cole whom played Sir Edward Chambers in New Tricks: Powerhouse (2007) had starred opposite Dennis Waterman (Gerry Standing) in Minder (1979). See more »

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[Brian is talking about hypnotic regression]
Brian Lane: There's a middle-aged bloke in Taunton who was regressed back to his childhood. Years later, he can't step outside his own front door without adult supervision. He still acts and thinks like he's eight years old.
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: [mutters] Him and half the male population.
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Marvellous!
25 September 2010 | by dickjan-braggaarSee all my reviews

It's such a shame I live in Holland. I bought the first, Dutch subtitled, series here, but where's the rest? When they arrive here, I'm sure to buy them all. Yes, sometimes I see the series on the BBC, but without subtitles you miss the subtleties.

So now to the first series. I still have a little inside laugh when I think about the talks with the soliciting team members in the pilot-episode. I have a little inside weep when I see the old copper talking to his deceased wife. And what a wonderful woman is the boss! If all women were like she is, there would be no glass ceiling (if you know what I mean, or is it a Dutch expression).

They can act, boy, can they all act. Why young actors, when this lot is still going strong? I'm not yet their ages, but it is quite reassuring that there is so much life in the old guys! Conclusion: I will keep looking for the series here in Holland, subtitled and all, and I very much want to thank the BBC for bringing so much quality and joy in the best series I've ever seen. In a word, its most 'uplifting'. A real medicine.


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