New Tricks (2003–2015)
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The discrediting of DI Hennessy as corrupt throws into a new light some of his more high profile arrests, including that of crooked businessman Edward Monroe, jailed for killing oncologist ... See full summary »

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Brian Grant

Writers:

Julian Unthank, Roy Mitchell (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Denis Lawson ... Steve McAndrew
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Danny Griffin
Tamzin Outhwaite ... DCI Sasha Miller
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Anthony Calf ... DAC Robert Strickland
Keith Ramsay ... Stewie McAndrew
Kate O'Flynn ... Grace Kennedy
Emily Joyce ... Daniella Yates
Bruce Montague ... Uri Hallerman
Ralph Brown ... Edward Monroe
Diane Keen ... Cynthia Caldwell
David Bowen David Bowen ... Alistair Caldwell
Hazel Ellerby Hazel Ellerby ... Isabel Tyler
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The discrediting of DI Hennessy as corrupt throws into a new light some of his more high profile arrests, including that of crooked businessman Edward Monroe, jailed for killing oncologist Dr Caldwell, whom he blames for the death of his daughter. For Sasha, now alone after discovering her husband's infidelity, the case is painful as she has always believed Monroe murdered her former colleague DC Tyler. As fresh interviews are conducted, it turns out that Caldwell was not a pleasant man and had made enemies of his colleague, Dr Hallerman, passed over for honours; Daniella Yates, director of a cancer charity who was having an affair with Caldwell; and Caldwell's duped wife. However a statement from Grace, a hotel employee of Monroe, throws a more humane light upon the convicted killer, as well as giving Sasha some closure for Tyler's death. Steve, meanwhile finds himself billeting his son Stewie, who has run away from home. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[first lines]
DCI Sasha Miller: The case we discussed last night, sir.
DAC Robert Strickland: It's being handed back to the Director of Professional Standards tomorrow morning.
DCI Sasha Miller: Until then?
DAC Robert Strickland: Well, technically it's still ours.
DCI Sasha Miller: I'd like to take a run at it.
DAC Robert Strickland: Why the change of heart?
DCI Sasha Miller: The thought of Monroe walking free.
DAC Robert Strickland: There's a lot at stake here, Sasha.
DCI Sasha Miller: I'm aware of the potential for embarrassment, sir.
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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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A potent sign the series collapsed into soap opera mess.
6 May 2020 | by robsmithjrSee all my reviews

If no other time 'New Tricks' "jumped the shark", this is it. This series excelled due to great writing and stories. Here is a blatant example. Instead of writing a story strong enough to stand on it's own, the writers collapsed and created still another of most found today on television: A personal story. More soap opera than mystery. Making this one particularly worse is that there is another soap opera involving a character also stuffed in to pad the mess. Both characters new without really seeing their development involving solving crimes, the intent of the characters. How is a viewer to care about all of this personal garbage?

This series has fallen down into still another mystery/crime drama that had an initial premise and devolved into a personal vendetta premise. All dumped into a distracting bed of more jungle drums and over synthesized droning noise, as most other programs of the ilk were/are doing. All signs the series' producers no longer believe they can create a strong program.

The base plot in this episode is strong. The writing is horrid. It would have been stronger stripping all of the character involvement. Unfortunately, the plot drowns in the faulty logic that emotional manipulation should be the foundation of the plot. The series started with strong mysteries with separated strong characters attacking the mystery. This episode is the direct opposite of that, involving execution.

The one saving grace is Dennis Waterman, whose personality carries past the poor writing. All of the other characters are tripped up in developing as law enforcement characters, as should be the series only intent. Either that or it should have dropped the mysteries and crime and just become a full scale soap opera.

If they wanted to go pure soap opera, they could have dropped all of the other characters and just streamlined the series to just focus on Gerry Standing. That would have been intriguing.

Obviously, I was not the only one watching the series come apart as it's existence was not to continue much longer.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2013 (UK) See more »

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