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
Cry Me A River (Episode #1005H)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
As recently retired cop Dan Griffin joins the UCOS team, a young woman's paternity test leads to the reopening of a notorious murder case from the seedy underworld of 1980s Soho in which the prime suspect was mysterious ex-jazz chanteuse Angela Gold. Whilst investigating, the team is rubbed up the wrong way by new recruit Dan's methods, especially Gerry, who fears for his own future at UCOS following the departure of Brian and Jack. (First appearance of Nicholas Lyndhurst as Dan Griffin.)
- KQED Plus: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
Final Curtain (Episode #502)
KQED Plus: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
The team return to the 1992 case of actor Michael Austin, shot dead by his wife on stage during the opening night performance of Death at the Masked Ball. Already a man down when Halford goes AWOL, the case looks like claiming another member of the team as Lane embraces his newfound love of acting and the theatre.
The Little Brother (Episode #1004H)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
As Lane comes to terms with life after UCOS, Esther asks him to help one of her book club friends find her missing brother - but will his nose for the truth get him into further trouble? And how will his former colleagues cope without their most dogged sleuth? (Final appearance of Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane.)
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
Spare Parts (Episode #501)
KQED Plus: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Jack confronts his nemesis in court when Ricky Hanson stands trial for his attempted murder, and Gerry faces the consequences of lying to his 'daughter', Emily. The team uncover a shady organ-donor racket when they re-investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman who left a three million pound fortune to a prostitute.
The Sins of the Father (Episode #1003H)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
The team investigate a 16-year-old murder of a young mum by her criminal husband that could be a miscarriage of justice following his release from prison. However, Gerry Standing, who worked on the original investigation, feels very strongly that the conviction should not be called into question. Whilst the rest of the team uncover a web of lies and corruption, Brian Lane knows his days at UCOS are numbered following his quest for justice for Anthony Kaye
- KQED Plus: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
Big Topped (Episode #408)
KQED Plus: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Pullman's trust in her team is shattered when she discovers they have hidden an important secret about her past from her. The news that her father, a Detective Inspector, killed himself while under investigation for corruption, throws into doubt everything she believed in. Still reeling from the news, Pullman is asked to reinvestigate another family affair - the death of circus ringmaster, The Great Miraculo aka Bert Dignam, at the request of Christy Berlin who has recently discovered that he was her biological father. But will the investigation at Spingles Circus be enough to distract Pullman from feeling utterly betrayed by her colleagues?
The Rock, Part 2 of 2 (Episode #1002H)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
The team unlock over three decades of secrets and lies on the Rock of Gibraltar and find the link which solves the murder of a playboy shipping heir from '98 and a young local boy from '82. With both cases solved, they return to England where Brian faces a disciplinary hearing. If he is found guilty, it will mean the end of his UCOS days.
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 1:00 AM