New Tricks (2003–2015)
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Buried Treasure 

When Brian's dog finds a body on a common, it prompts two people to confess to murder. But when the body turns out to be over 600 years old, Sandra, Jack, Brian and Gerry must discover why ... See full summary »

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Minkie Spiro

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Joe Ainsworth, Charles McKeown (story) (as Charles Mckeown) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Amanda Redman ... Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Anthony Calf ... D.A.C. Strickland
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Esther Lane
Selina Cadell ... Alice Sandwell
Adam Leese ... Reporter
Pippa Haywood ... Jackie Small
Emily Beecham ... Laura Small
Philip Jackson ... Andrew Bartlett
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Michael Evans
Geff Francis Geff Francis ... Louis Johnson
Andrea Lowe ... Tina Murphy
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When Brian's dog finds a body on a common, it prompts two people to confess to murder. But when the body turns out to be over 600 years old, Sandra, Jack, Brian and Gerry must discover why the pair took responsibility for a crime they couldn't possibly have committed and if they are in fact the perpetrators of other killings. Elsewhere, Strickland is rather more keen for them to solve an even more tricky mystery closer to home. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2007 (UK) See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Halford: Do you take sugar?
Gerry Standing: Huh. How long have we worked together?
Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman: Right. Do you want the bad news or the bad news?
Jack Halford: What?
Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman: Strickland's just told me that he's brought the deadline for the audit forward.
Jack Halford: To when?
Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman: Friday, which means we're going to have to start the paperwork right now.
Gerry Standing: They can't do that.
Gerry Standing: Oh, Gerry, I think after last year they can do anything they like.
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It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Don't bury this treasure
22 January 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Have always been a big fan of detective/mystery shows from a fairly young age, well since starting secondary school.

'Inspector Morse', 'A Touch of Frost', 'Midsomer Murders' (in its prime), 'Law and Order', 'Inspector George Gently', 'Criminal Minds', 'Murder She Wrote', you name them to name a few. 'New Tricks' has also been a favourite from the start (despite not being the same without the original cast in recent years). Although it can be corny at times (in an endearing sort of way) it has always been perfect for helping me relax in the evenings. Something that was needed during all the hard times endured in school.

Season 4's previous episodes were all wonderful. So is "Buried Treasure", it really is a treasure of an episode that is a must see for 'New Tricks' fans and not to be ignored. The classic rapport between the team is there, as is the fun case solving and a diverting mystery.

Visually, "Buried Treasure" is slick and stylish as ever. The music is a good fit and the theme song (sung with gusto by none other by Dennis Waterman himself) is one of the catchiest for any detective/mystery show and of any show in the past fifteen years or so.

Writing is intelligent, thought-provoking and classy, while also being very funny and high up in the entertainment value. This is all mixed adeptly with a seriousness without being overly so that it doesn't feel like 'New Tricks'. The story is fun, diverting and keeps one guessing.

A huge part of 'New Tricks' appeal is the chemistry between the four leads and their performances. The chemistry is so easy going and charming with a little tension.

One of the show's biggest delights is Alun Armstrong, achieves a perfect balance of funny comic timing and touching pathos which was maintained all the way up to his final episode. It is also lovely here to see his role in the team and skills appreciated more all the time. James Bolam's Jack is the quietest, most sensible (mostly) and most composed of the team, with a tragic personal life that Bolam portrays very touchingly without any overwrought-ness.

The only woman on the team, Amanda Redman more than holds her own in what is essentially the boss role of the four. Dennis Waterman brings some nice levity without unbalancing things.

Anthony Calf is now fully settled in and Selina Caddell and Phillip Jackson's guest turns are far from disappointing, Caddell especially is indeed exceptional.

All in all, a treasure. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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