New Tricks (2003–2015)
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Over thirty years after school-girl Amy Taskerland died at an end of term disco a time capsule is unearthed, containing a tape where she expresses fear of Alec. Neither her father William ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Lawson ... Steve McAndrew
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Danny Griffin
Tamzin Outhwaite ... DCI Sasha Miller
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Anthony Calf ... DAC Robert Strickland
Storme Toolis Storme Toolis ... Holly Griffin
David Newman ... Robin
Amy Nuttall ... Caitlin Standing
Alun Raglan Alun Raglan ... Ethan Beckett
Martin Turner ... Nicholas Hines
Jack Shepherd ... William Taskerland
Clare Cathcart Clare Cathcart ... Harriet Meagher
Tom Ashley ... Dominic
Federay Holmes Federay Holmes ... Carla O'Brien
Lawrence Stubbings Lawrence Stubbings ... Younger William


Over thirty years after school-girl Amy Taskerland died at an end of term disco a time capsule is unearthed, containing a tape where she expresses fear of Alec. Neither her father William or best friend Harriet can identify Alec though Amy's headmaster falls under suspicion as he was having an affair with Amy whilst dating teacher Carla O'Brien. Then Danny discovers that Amy appears to have been reciting a speech to be used by the queen in event of nuclear war which leads to the identity of Alec and in turn to who killed Amy. Gerry meanwhile has a surprise on his future son-in-law's stag night whilst Strickland springs an even bigger surprise and Danny successfully plays Cupid for Sasha. Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 October 2014 (UK) See more »

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There are at least two references to the film Threads (1984) which is about a nuclear attack on a city in the UK. First of all, William Taskerland says he was at a conference in Sheffield which is where Threads is set and filmed. Secondly, Carla O'Brien lives on Dinsdale Close. Reece Dinsdale stars in Threads. See more »


[first lines]
DCI Sasha Miller: And what's that one?
Ethan Beckett: C'mon. That's a warrior. A warrior. Orion.He's really got a sword in his right hand. And those three stars...
Ethan Beckett: What, are supposed to be his belt?
Ethan Beckett: Well, supposed
DCI Sasha Miller: Yeah, and you put two fish in Pisces.
Ethan Beckett: One!
DCI Sasha Miller: Two! Look!
Ethan Beckett: Oh. I don't want to. I haven't got my glasses.
DCI Sasha Miller: [they both laugh, then she hands his glasses to him] Look.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Wham, Bam, no thank you, Mam
28 October 2014 | by GameAndWatchSee all my reviews

I'm a long term watcher of the series. I feel it has been a bit scrappy ever since Jack Halford's character began to get phased out. Loosing Brian was a hard cross to bear. His replacement: Danny Griffin is now the best team member, but he's hardly a laugh a minute. Even Strickland is beginning to look human by comparison to the others.

Standing's jokes and jibes now grate worse than ever, and McAndrew is a totally dull and lifeless character.

I'm amazed the show keeps getting commissioned. There's certainly a niche for less serious crime drama, there's nothing wrong with the show's premise.

The best thing going for New Tricks is, as ever, the well written social commentary and the guest appearances.

I can't say I've really enjoyed watching any of this season. The series has lost most of its charm. I vote to replace some of the cast or bin it.

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