As this beloved British cop show returns, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) have a new boss. Beautiful young DCI Sasha Miller (Tamzin Outhwaite, EastEnders) keeps a watchful eye on her motley crew of veteran detectives: Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney), Steve McAndrew (Denis Lawson, Bleak House), and Danny Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst, Only Fools and Horses). Although the show's cast has changed over the years, they still solve daunting cases with classic sleuthing skills and more than a touch of gentle humor.
In Season 11, the team tackles crimes involving antinuclear protesters, battle reenactors, an amateur sleuth, illegal immigrants, and state secrets from the Cold War era. Guest stars include Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle), David Hayman (The Paradise), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Liz White (Life on Mars), and Phil Davis (Whitechapel). 10 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 610 minutes, SDH.
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Episode 1: Bermondsey Boy
During a visit to his old neighborhood, Gerry meets a childhood friend who needs his help. Ralph Paxton's grandson, a talented young architect, died in a fall from an abandoned building; Ralph is convinced he was murdered. Meanwhile, Gerry objects to his daughter's fiance, and Sasha is forced to work with her ex-husband, Ned Hancock.
Episode 2: Tender Loving Care
When new witnesses come forward with information about the violent 2010 murder of a brilliant young doctor, the team uncovers evidence of her unhappy past: a possible stalker, a tutor who was suspiciously close, and the husband of a patient who died under her care. Dan is depressed because his daughter has left home for university.
Episode 3: Deep Swimming
Thirty years after the death of a suspected terrorist, the man's daughter receives an anonymous note claiming he was murdered. Clues lead the team to the Greenham Common antinuclear protests of the 1980s. Sasha has dinner with Ned, who's angling for a reconciliation.
Episode 4: Ghosts
An 80-year-old woman with dementia walks into a police station to report the 60-year-old murder of her husband, a London bobby. The official report says he fell into the river, but the team's investigation uncovers old secrets. After Steve's teenage son is arrested for buying weed, Steve encounters the ex-wife he hasn't seen in 10 years.
Episode 5: London Underground
When the discovery of a film critic's body floating in the sewer relates to the unsolved murder of an artist 20 years earlier, Sasha must work with her ex again. Ned's team tackles the latest crime, while UCOS digs into the cold case. Danny's knowledge of underground London may be the key to solving both.
Episode 6: Roman Ruined
Traces of blood on a Roman sword are linked to an unidentified, headless corpse found in 2008. Taking up the unsolved case, the team enters the world of Roman battle reenactors. Just as Danny starts having feelings for someone new, he learns that his wife might be discharged from the secure hospital where she has spent the past several years.
Episode 7: In Vino Veritas
After the 2009 death of a pub landlord in a fire, his live-in barmaid, an illegal Turkish immigrant, disappeared. When the Turkish woman is arrested, UCOS reexamines the events surrounding the landlord's demise. As the team looks for answers, Sasha enters them in a local sports competition.
Episode 8: The English Defense
When a teenage boy throws a brick onto a busy highway, DNA on the brick is found to match that of a 2010 cold-case murder victim, a 55-year-old interpreter and chess enthusiast. Steve brings his dying father to a hospice in London.
Episode 9: Breadcrumbs
After an amateur sleuth is murdered, a photo of Danny is found at the scene. It turns out Danny was her friend, and he vows to find the killer. Clues lead to a 25-year-old murder and a trip to the countryside. Sasha deals with an overbearing fellow officer, and Gerry moves in with Steve for a spell.
Episode 10: The Queen's Speech
After a 30-year-old time capsule is unearthed, a cassette tape inside reopens the unsolved murder of a 16-year-old girl. Part of the tape includes a state secret: words from a speech written for the queen during the Cold War. Gerry attends his future son-in-law's stag party, and Sasha has her first romance since her divorce from Ned.
- New Tricks - New Team featurette (22 minutes)
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 610 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains coarse language and sexual situations.
"One of the BBC's best-loved dramas"--The Daily Mail (UK)
"A delight"--The Observer (UK)
"Fresh, original, and funny"--The Guardian (UK)