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
Queen and Country (Episode #903Z)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
UCOS reinvestigate the death of Annabel Tilson, a diplomat in the Foreign Office whose body was discovered in a frozen river on Christmas Day 2008. Having suffered a miscarriage and been demoted at work, Annabel's death was presumed to be suicide. This view is shared by her devastated husband Eddie. However, Annabel's eccentric twin sister Minnie is convinced that she was murdered to cover up a conspiracy within the Foreign Office. Eddie is profoundly deaf, and working with an interpreter prompts Detective Superintendent Standing to start learning sign language himself in the hope of reconnecting with his deaf cousin Danny. Meanwhile, Pullman clashes with Annabel's old boss Peter Hammond, and starts to wonder if Minnie's conspiracy theory could be right after all.
Old School Ties (Episode #902Z)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
When the body of young PE teacher Jason Bowe is discovered in woodlands adjoining a prestigious boarding school, UCOS are asked to investigate the case quickly and discreetly. However, with the school busy preparing for a visit by prominent MP Geoffrey Parks, its headmistress is less than happy about the UCOS team's presence there. When Standing makes a discovery about another teacher, the team realizes that they're dealing with a much wider and more complicated series of crimes that go back many years. Meanwhile, Standing pushes Pullman to find a replacement for Halford, and Lane struggles to cope with the secret he's been keeping.
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
A Death in the Family (Episode #901Z)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 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, May 18, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
Big Topped (Episode #408)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
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?
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
Father's Pride (Episode #407)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
When a camera and film belonging to a man murdered in 1987, are discovered in the toilets of a Soho pub, the team enters the glamorous but murky world of modeling to reinvestigate the young man's killing. When the film is tested and processed, the team discovers two images that stand out from the standard christening and wedding shots - a junkie shooting up and shot of a couple kissing. But it is not the images found on the film that raises eyebrows, it is the traces of sperm. Gerry Standing's daughter Emily joins the team when she turns to Sandra Pullman, rather than her father, to help her fulfill her professional ambition. Apart from feeling snubbed, Standing isn't convinced that Pullman is the right role model for Emily as he doesn't want to see his daughter sacrifice her personal life for the job. Meanwhile, Brian Lane starts to unravel emotionally and psychologically. Even by his normally eccentric standards, Lane's behavior and fragile state of mind is alarming.
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 1:00 AM