Latest New Tricks Stories
A Series about cantankerous former coppers dragged out of retirement to tackle unsolved crimes may not sound like a formula for ratings gold, but New Tricks has proved to be one of the BBC's most consistently popular dramas and it's now ambling back for a fifth series.
By DAVID BELCHER NEW TRICKS BBC1, 9pm CAN'T READ, CAN'T WRITE Channel 4, 9pm AS I atrophy ever more certainly into a terminal state of worthless codgerdom, there's been increasing comfort in watching New Tricks.
By Brian Viner Last Night's TV ALESHA: LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH BBC3 NEW TRICKS BBC1 CHINESE FOOD MADE EASY BBC2 On Desert Island Discs a few weeks back, the cartoonist Posy Simmonds recalled that when she was a girl her father had given her an enormous chest, full of paper.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.