This series follows the antics of an eccentric group of ex-police officers brought out of retirement to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. They each had a variety of reasons for handing over their badges and accepting premature retirement. But their hunger to right the wrongs of the past is still strong, and they're willing to resort to the most unconventional methods if it means they can close a case.
New Tricks Previous Broadcasts
It Smells of Books (Episode #702)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
Lane finds himself going undercover in The London Library.
A Death in the Family (Episode #901Z)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Jack Halford deals a devastating blow to UCOS, he's quitting. But before the team - Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, Brian Lane and Gerry Standing - can question the reasons behind his decision and persuade him to stay, shadowy Whitehall Intelligence figure Stephen Fisher arrives with one of his secret cases, the unsolved murder of a woman dating back 100 years, giving them just 24 hours to solve it. Will the team manage to change Jack's mind?
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 23, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
Dead Man Talking (Episode #701)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
A psychic tells a dead man's daughter she needs to resolve his unfinished business.
The Crazy Gang (Episode #1210H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
UCOS is threatened with closure following their perceived mishandling of the Henway case. Their final case begins with the bloody murder of a political activist 15 years ago at The Madhouse - a hub for those suffering from mental health issues. Just as the team is getting somewhere, the order comes from above for Ted, Danny and Steve to cease the investigation. But in true UCOS spirit, the boys throw away the rulebook and uncover something much bigger than just a straight forward murder, involving some top officials, a multinational drugs company and signs of a massive cover up. Danny and Fiona's relationship hangs in the balance as she must give an answer to the job offer in Aberdeen and Sasha is pulled into a game of political cat and mouse as she realizes UCOS are merely puppets in Cynthia's game.
(Note: this is the series finale.)
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 16, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
The English Defence (Episode #1108H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
While investigating the murder of 55 year-old interpreter Agnes Bradley, the UCOS team gets a partial DNA match from a teenage boy who once threw a brick onto a motorway as a dare. They interview the boy to see if one of his male relations could be the murderer, only to discover that his mother was raped and they could be looking for a rapist-turned-murderer. Agnes was a chess enthusiast so Gerry Standing and Steve McAndrew interview members of her local club while Sasha Miller and Strickland investigate leads from Agnes's working life, where they meet a Chilean diplomat with a possible axe to grind. Steve McAndrew's elderly father is dying, so he brings him to a London hospice for his last days.
Life Expectancy (Episode #1209H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
A blood-stained bust is uncovered during some reconstruction work in a cemetery, pointing UCOS to the murder of an alternative medicine practitioner, bludgeoned to death seven years ago. The evidence leads to the pioneering but controversial world of cryopreservation - the practice of keeping "clinically dead" patients frozen in time to extend their life cycle. In a sensitive case, with the watchful eye of their bosses upon them, Sasha is determined that her team won't put a foot wrong. But with suspects constantly running rings around them and the sobering possibility that two perpetrators are still at large, UCOS must go out on a limb if they are to unlock their most difficult cold case yet. Fiona is offered a job too good to be true in Aberdeen, leaving Danny bereft at the thought of losing her. Ted is devastated when he realizes he's lost his lucky cigarette case, and Sasha has an interesting offer from the notoriously cut-throat Assistant Commissioner Cynthia Kline.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 9, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
London Underground (Episode #1105H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
When the body of film critic Oliver Houghton is found in the Thames (at the point where the Fleet flows into it) Sasha Miller is forced to work alongside her ex-husband Ned Hancock again. UCOS delves into the victim's past and explores his link to the murder of a conceptual artist 20 years previously, while Hancock's knowledge of London's hidden past proves invaluable when a piece of occult footage from the 1970s plunges the investigators into the macabre world of human sacrifice.
Lottery Curse (Episode #1208H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
A skeleton uncovered in the foundations of a swimming pool is identified as Cheryl - a young, pretty lottery winner reported missing 17 years ago. UCOS's prime suspects are her fellow quiz team mates, who won their lucky windfall as part of a syndicate. But while some have put their money to good use, the victim's boyfriend has fallen on hard times and the media remain convinced he is the prime suspect in her murder. As allegations of affairs, fights and betrayal begin to surface, the team is left to ponder whether money really is the root of all evil. Sasha is set for a night in studying, but the boys have different plans and plot to set her up with Fiona's colleague Adam.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 3, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 2, 2016 -- 1:00 AM