New Tricks

Tuesday 9:00 PM on BBC (Returning Autumn 2015)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 11 : Ep 10

    The Queen's Speech

    Aired 10/20/14

  • S 11 : Ep 9


    Aired 10/13/14

  • S 11 : Ep 8

    The English Defence

    Aired 10/6/14

  • S 11 : Ep 7

    In Vino Veritas

    Aired 9/29/14

  • S 11 : Ep 6

    Romans Ruined

    Aired 9/22/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alun Armstrong

    Brian Lane

  • James Bolam

    Jack Halford

  • Dennis Waterman

    Gerry Standing

  • Denis Lawson

    Steve McAndrew

  • Amanda Redman

    Sandra Pullman

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  • show Description
  • New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Metropolitan Police Service's Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.

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  • Quotes (52)

    • Gerry Standing: [tries on glasses] David Dickinson? Sandra Pullman: Yeah, but without the "David" or the "inson"

    • Olive Risk: What do you want? Gerry Standing: I just wanted to see some of Kieran's art. You know, get some feel of who he was, soak up... Olive Risk: No, you don't. Gerry Standing: No. I don't. I think someone tried to hurt him, maybe even kill him. I want to catch them. Olive Risk: Why? Because you care about Kieran? Because you care about art? Because you, you want to help a mother through her grief? Gerry Standing: No, none of those. It's what I do. I catch villains. I like catching villains; it makes me feel good.

    • (After Sandra is seen hugging another woman) Sandra: She's not my girlfriend, she's my shrink! Gerry: A shrink! Brian: Why does she need to see a shrink? Jack: You're the expert, you tell us!

    • The team are watching an old video as background to the case. Gerry sees something and asks Supt Pullman to rewind. She does and he asks her to freeze on the face of a woman. "I had her" he says to the team

    • Donald Bevan: Saturday afternoon, acting on a tipoff, Traffic arrested Fred Donaldson for drink driving outside the Wolsey Park Golf Club. After failing a subsequent blood test, Donaldson asked that his 'good friend' ex-detective Gerry Standing be informed so that he could, quote, sort it out. This morning, Donaldson was charged with a series of rapes that took place in the Hammersmith area twelve years ago. The arresting officer was a D.I. Terry Cassidy of the serious crime group, formerly of the pedophile unit. [to Gerry Standing] Donald Bevan: You must think you're pretty cute. Gerry Standing: Not compared to you. Donald Bevan: This is not how the Metropolitan Police obtains results. Do you understand! Gerry Standing: Oh, it is a result then. He did do it! Donald Bevan: You count yourself lucky I'm no longer your governor. [Bevan leaves, slamming the door] Gerry Standing: Every single bleeding day!

    • Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: Derek Rodger. Brian Lane: Did you tell him? Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: He died three o'clock this afternoon. Jack Halford: Well, him and his lad will have plenty to talk about.

    • Jack Halford: I want what we've given that family: the truth.

    • Brian Lane: The owner of the bag was identified through this: a baby's vaccination card. William Adamson, born twenty-first of January 1971. Reported missing fifteenth of August 1971, along with his mother, Donna, age twenty-four. Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: Shouldn't it have gone to the station who originally filed the mother and child missing? Brian Lane: It did. Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: So it's their case. Brian Lane: It's my case. Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: Excuse me. I decide which investigations we pursue. Brian Lane: No, I mean it is my case, was my case, when I was stationed at Finsbury Park nick. Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman: You're not going to go all obsessive, are you, Brian? Brian Lane: Probably.

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    Notes (35)

    • On its original viewing on BBC 1 this episode got 7.51 million viewers.

    • This was the first ever episode of New Tricks as a fully fledged series. After a pilot episode was shown in 2003.

    • On its original viewing on BBC 1 this episode got 5.87 million viewers.

    • In Scotland this episode was aired on Sunday 11th April due to live Sportscene Football being shown.

    • On it's original viewing on BBC 1 this episode got 5.88 million viewers.

    • On its original viewing on BBC 1 this episode got 7.74 million viewers.

    • On its original viewing on BBC 1 this episode got 7.26 million viewers.

    • On its original viewing on BBC 1 this episode got 7.72 million viewers.

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    Trivia (20)

    • The pilot is the only episode in which Sandra Pullman wears her hair pulled back, and it is so in every scene. In every subsequent episode her hair is always unadorned.

    • While Bevan is referred to as Deputy Assistant Commissioner, he is actually wearing the insignia of an Assistant Commissioner.

    • Goof: Mullen is referred to as an Assistant Deputy Commissioner. No such rank exists in the Metropolitan Police. He wears the rank insignia of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

    • Goof: Deputy Commissioner Bob Mullan tells the group that Martin Lombard had setup a mobile phone call to his solicitor who recorded the whole conversation while the team were trying to pressure him into a confession. The recording included the time when Lombard and Jack Halford were locked inside the shipping container. A mobile phone will not work inside a sealed shipping container as the steel walls will block the radio signals.

    • Guest star Lou Gish (Bernice) is the step-daughter of actor, Denis Lawson.

    • Goof: The scientist claims that you can tell where a person grew up by examining the chemical composition of the bones. In fact, the human skeleton is renewed every two years so wouldn't provide this information. Only the material in the teeth is permanent (and they didn't have any of those).

    • Sandra's father was killed when she was 14 and she is still seeing a shrink to 'work it out'.

    • When investigating mysterious deaths, Brian comments that these are the only ones they'd admit to, and tells them to remember Harold Shipman. James Bolam played Harold Shipman in the 2002 TV dramatisation 'Shipman'.

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    Allusions (15)

    • Jack Halford: Would Spencer Tracy ring the doorbell? Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (1900 - 1967) is often regarded as one of the finest actors in motion picture history, his naturalistic style and simple earnestness made him a favourite of actors and audiences.

    • Jack Halford: When I became a man, I put away childish things. Jack is quoting 1 Corinthians Ch.13 v.11, where the road to maturity is explained, although Gerry trading in his sports car isn't so much an end to childhood, but the, temporary, end of a mid-life crisis.

    • Imogen: Holmes and Watson are here. The master-sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his devoted biographer and companion Dr. John Watson are two of the most recognisable characters in literary history. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887 and based in a small part on Dr Joseph Bell, the characters have spawned a multitude of stories, films and tv series in the intervening years.

    • Sandra: This is 2004, not 1984. Sandra is refering to George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 in which the rights of the individual are subsumed into the society and everything is monitored by an omnipresent Big Brother.

    • Dianne Loveless: But then in my 28 years, I never shot any dogs either. This is a reference to the series pilot in which Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman is forced to lead the UCOS team after shooting a dog in a hostage rescue gone wrong.

    • Jack: But that one is a good as Tiger Woods. Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods is an American professional golfer whose astounding achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time.

    • Jack & Brian: Dum-dum, dum-dum, dum-dum, dum-dum dadalahhhh! Jack and Brian are mimicking the theme music to Jaws as a reference to the fact that Dianne Loveless has a tattoo of a killer whale on her bottom, and Gerry is in her sights.

    • Sandra: Yeah, yeah Fred West's victims, point being? Frederick West was a British serial killer who, together with his wife Rosemary, tortured and murdered at least 12 young women, and buried many of them under their home in Gloucester, England.

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  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Old dogs.....

    By kikkapi, Aug 19, 2014

  • Never mind the plot listen to the music

    By Johngold1301, Sep 27, 2013

  • Best Show Ever.....

    By GlennSpeake, Feb 17, 2012

  • Just great relaxing fun!

    By kyomoi, Feb 04, 2012

  • Good Old Fashioned Fun TV

    By tchobart, Dec 20, 2011

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