Latest New Tricks Stories

2008-08-05 00:00:21

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. If you haven't seen it before, it follows veteran detectives Jack Halford, Brian Lane and Gerry Standing as they try to get to grips with new fangled policing with the help of their long suffering boss DS Sandra Pullman,...

2008-07-29 15:00:49

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. Its old-dog coldcase cops have flown a flag for Grey Panther power; for the triumph of hardearned experience over callow youth; for the value of those ageless wisdoms that time alone confers. But - dare I say it - midway through its fifth series, New Tricks is displaying clear...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

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. Coincidentally, a girl called Ellie from Leicestershire will grow up with a similar story to tell, having also been given an enormous chest by her father. The significant difference is that hers is full of silicone....

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