This squad of what could best be described as old age pensioners led by a beautiful woman boss is one of the best shows on BBC. The team is led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman) along with Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman), Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong), and Steven McAndrew (Denis Lawson) will be solving their final cases a group. They will bring to justice murderers who have evaded justice for the crimes they have committed and London's Metropolitan Police have not been able to solve. In the process though the team will make mistakes that they can't elude and must retire from the team.
The UCOS team will lose Brian due to reckless behavior and Danny Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst) will replace him on the team. Another major move will be when Sandra brings DCI Sasha Miller (Tamzin Outhwaite) to lead the team.
This is a great show not only for the crimes that they are able to solve but for the personalities of the team that gets the job. Take for instance, Gerry Standing who considers himself a ladies man. Brian Lane who is meticulous to a fault. Then there is Steve McAndrew who loves to bend the rules so the team can get their man or woman. The team leader Sandra Pullman is very ambitious in her career moves and is always trying to climb that ladder so to speak. Finally, when they bring on Sasha Miller not only is she fiesty but she is fair and understanding.
What really makes this team work is that most of them are so close to retirement age they could spit at it. They really carry this off and it is a great show to watch.
Acorn is bringing this Season 10 of New Tricks to stores on June 3, 2014. The quality of the DVDs are fantastic. The sight and sounds make it very easy to watch and enjoy. This show is one of the best and has some new faces that give it a new direction in the future.
This is one for your library so take the time to see one of BBCs better shows.