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"Excellent crime series" --Daily Mail (U.K.)
"Enjoyably mischievous" --The Sunday Times (U.K.)
"Cutting-edge Brit TV" --The Guardian (U.K.)
Retired cops solve cold cases in this hit British series
Sexy, ambitious Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast) leads the unsolved crimes unit of the Metropolitan Police in this fresh and funny British drama. Her team includes three aging former detectives lured out of retirement. Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney) is a womanizer, Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Bleak House) is clinically depressed, and Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair) has conversations with his dead wife. Can this curmudgeonly trio of crime busters learn new tricks to crack tough crimes? Or are old-fashioned hunches and footwork still best?
The masterful performances and top-tier guest stars make this long-running, award-winning British series an "unstoppable ratings monster" (The Sunday Telegraph, U.K.). A drama with tongue firmly in cheek, deftly written and perfectly cast, it’s "the crime show to watch" (Liverpool Daily Post).
The premise behind New Tricks is that three retired detectives are called in to work as a mismatched team of sorts to solve crimes. So far, so routine. But those three detectives are played by Dennis Waterman, James Bolam and Alun Armstrong, a trio who can not only act, but are also capable of maximising the comedy potential on offer. Then, there’s the juicy inclusion of Amanda Redman, who brought the three of them back together in the first place. Combined, these four are clearly having a terrific time with the show, and it’s fun we’re all invited to share in.
The third season of New Tricks, presented in this DVD set, features eight varied episodes and the obligatory end-of-season cliffhanger, along with some welcome guest stars. The stories cover ice cream, witchcraft, dogs and school, and it’s to the show’s credit that it does balance the serious moments with its plentiful humour exceptionally well.
In short, New Tricks is a real treat, putting core values ahead of gimmicks and letting us all enjoy the rewards of its approach. Cracking stuff. --Jon Foster
It is an interesting show, some of the characters are not as intriguing as the characters in the newer seasons.Published 21 days ago by JW
two dimensional characters, ham handed writing, uninteresting story arcs - lots better shows to be had out there, keep moving...Published 1 month ago by Jeff Lindborg
This is the best show for my age group or anyone! I laughed so hard I had to double up on my Depends! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Black Belt Granny
Everything about this show is old, predictable, and boring, but I love the cast members. Too bad they have such stereotypical roles and stale writing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cindy francis
Absolutely charming characters and inter-relatinships are developed. Fun and cool seeing the "old dogs" solve the mysteries.Published 3 months ago by kathleen k
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I'm curious what the basis of the claim that "ACORN MEDIA never puts sub-titles on their DVD's" might be. Just in my library and/or programs I've given people as gifts, the following all have either captions or SDH subtitles...
The Adams Chronicles
The Adventure of English
Brideshead... Read More
Nov 18, 2010 by Never the Twain | See all 11 posts
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New Tricks 3 comes out 2/22. New Tricks 4 is planned for 6/7, and New Tricks 5 is planned for 9/27. And the wait means that you'll be getting the complete, unedited UK broadcast version.
Jan 31, 2011 by Jen22201 | See all 3 posts
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I'm curious which programs you're referring to here. Of the programs that aired on Mystery this year, most were released by other companies (namely Acorn Media and BBC/Warner).
Nov 23, 2010 by Never the Twain | See all 4 posts