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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Jack Halford is also the name of a character in the novel "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte 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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Referenced in Fresh Meat: Episode #4.1 (2016) See more »

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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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5 June 2006 | by hey-elleSee all my reviews

Bizarre and fun, New Tricks doesn't take itself too seriously, which is why it doesn't get bogged down in the mire that so many American cop shows do. Nothing against American TV, it's produced some hilarious shows, (Arrested Development and Friends come immediately to mind). But this particular type of gentle comedy / drama can only be done by the Brits. Eccentric, charismatic characters, quirky situations and witty dialogue are the strong points. Erratic pace and stereotypical minor characters are the main weaknesses. I find the problems with this show can be overlooked because it's willing to laugh at itself. I think it's great. The actors are right at home and it's sharp and original. Go for it, watch it, why not.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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