New Tricks (2003–2015)
5 user 6 critic

The Rock: Part One 

Whilst Brian faces disciplinary action for a death in custody from his past the rest of the team discover the gun that killed drug-trafficker Christian Highsmith in 1998. The same gun ... See full summary »


Brian Grant


Simon Allen, Roy Mitchell (creator) | 1 more credit »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
Denis Lawson ... Steve McAndrew
Amanda Redman ... Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Anthony Calf ... DAC Robert Strickland
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Esther Lane
Dhafer L'Abidine ... Supt Raphael Cruz (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
Vincent Regan ... Harry Truman
Richard Clothier Richard Clothier ... Cmdr Adam Sinclair
Georgia Zaris Georgia Zaris ... Marcia
Tim Wallers Tim Wallers ... Gordon Fletcher
Vincent Riotta ... Levy Bossano
Gabriela Montaraz Gabriela Montaraz ... Natalie Bossano
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Laura Highsmith
Nicholas McGaughey Nicholas McGaughey ... Coxy


Whilst Brian faces disciplinary action for a death in custody from his past the rest of the team discover the gun that killed drug-trafficker Christian Highsmith in 1998. The same gun killed a young boy, Danny Bossano, in 1982 in Gibraltar, a port of call for the ships on which Christian allegedly hid the drugs. The UCOS team go to Gibraltar to meet Superintendent Cruz, the local cold case chief, who believes Danny was part of the dope-smuggling gang. The fact that the gun was army issue also leads to the evasive commander Adam Sinclair whilst Sandra quizzes casino owner Harry Truman, who had been a friend of Christian. Gerry and Steve visit Truman's casino but accidentally get locked in a shipping container whilst shipping agent Gordon Fletcher, an associate of Truman, is found dead. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Did You Know?


The shot of of Sandra in the car yelling at Gerry and Steve, from the boys' point of view, may not have been staged: the runway for Gibraltar Airport really does cross the main road into town. When a plane comes through, arms come down to block the road (similar to a railroad crossing) to stop the pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars from crossing the runway. This arrangement places GIB on many "world's most dangerous airports" lists. See more »


Brian and Gerry are trapped in a shipping container, which appears to be owned by NYK shipping line from the interior number (NYKU>>>>). The shot of a container on a truck going down the motorway then shows a brown TAL container and finally they emerge from a red OPDR container. See more »


[first lines]
Brian Lane: [staring at a glass of beer] When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
See more »


It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
See more »

User Reviews

Very disappointing
31 July 2013 | by redknapp-752-831906See all my reviews

1. They miss Jack dreadfully. McAndrew is OK, but they miss the fourth leg of the table that Jack provided, and in particular his experience and cold eye, as well as his crucial support for Sandra. 2. The "naughty boys" angle with Gerry and McAndrew is clichéd and overdone. 3. Brian's "oddities" are similarly overplayed. So many scenes in this episode we have seen before. 4. This storyline can't possibly justify a double episode. There were many longeurs in this. It often seemed like a travelogue for Gibraltar. Was the travel industry involved, as in the recent Woody Allen films?

In conclusion, very little joy for two fans who've loved the series from the start - until recently. I suppose we all have to accept the sell-by date is long gone! Great telly in the good years.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

30 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed