New Tricks - Can Old Crime-Solving Dogs Learn Anew, in a DVD of the UK's Comic Thriller?
Season 1 of the unconventional cop show arrives in the States this August
Posted by David Lambert
A motley crew of retired police officers re-opens troublesome cases that were never laid to rest. From the discovery of a new motive in the killing of a college lecturer, to the tracing of a missing child, the team finds a way through the detail that eluded the original officers. But they are finding a surprising incidence of cover-up and conspiracy in their new investigations. Are their superiors about to close ranks? Or is someone feeding them particular files? Either way, the suspicion that they are being manipulated is high - and the team is determined to get to the bottom of it. These old dogs won't roll over too easily.
In this comic thriller, Amanda Redman (Little Dorrit) plays disgraced detective Sandra Pullman, who is being given one last chance to save her career. But to do so, she must lead a ragtag band of retired ex-detectives in a new department, the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Pullman's motley crew - grieving widower Jack Halford (James Bolam, Born and Bred), obsessive/compulsive ex-Inspector Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Little Dorrit, Bleak House), and ex-Sergeant Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney) - have a wealth of experience, but times have changed, and this trio of eccentric dinosaurs soon discover that the rules of the game are no longer what they used to be.
The BBC and distributor Warner Home Video have announced that New Tricks - Season 1 is coming to DVD in North America on August 25th. The 3-disc set running 351 minutes includes the 90-minute pilot episode (2003), plus the 6-episode first season (2004), for $39.98 SRP. Video is widescreen, and audio is English Stereo. Stay tuned for box art!