New Tricks, the British police procedural crime drama that followed the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service has solved its last case. Made up of a collection of retired police officers specifically recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes, New Tricks started as a simple one-off drama back in 2003 and quickly […]
As I sit down to write this, the day has arrived that some in the BBC probably thought should have come about a decade ago. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 marked the beginning of final series of New Tricks which, depending on when and where you are reading this, premiered last night on BBC One. For […]
Dennis Waterman, a.k.a. Gerry Standing, will leave the British comedy/drama New Tricks part way through the long-running series’ 12th season, which will begin filming in November. As the last original member of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service, Waterman has appeared in every episode of the series’ first 11 seasons and will bow out after appearing in two episodes of the upcoming series which will transmit in 2015.
What started as a simple one-off special back in March 2003 has morphed into one of the best series on television in 2014. With a mere 10 seasons and 87 episodes under their belts, New Tricks has weathered the kitchen sink of reality and talent competition shows thrown at them to become one of the BBC mainstays when it comes to police procedurals.