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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,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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