UCOS (New Tricks) Alive and Well!

  morddwyd 10:08 12 Sep 2011
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It appears that New Tricks has become reality.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Fife/article/17180/retired-top-detective-to-lead-inquiry-into-colin-marr-s-unsolved-death.html

(For those that don't know, New Tricks is a TV series about a UK team of retired detectives tackling cold cases)

  SparkyJack 11:21 12 Sep 2011

I suspect [but cannot confirm] that 'UCOS' and the similar series 'Waking the dead'do have similar units in various police forces-

It is plain that some sort of review activity is going on all the time judging by the number of cases being reported as reviewed- and it would not be at all surprising that these are manned by retired but experienced personnel.

  Aitchbee 11:55 12 Sep 2011

Detectives should be made to work on 'til they are 65.After all, they are public sector workers.George Gently is a good example - apart from the number of ciggies he gets through in an hour and a half.

  gengiscant 12:21 12 Sep 2011

New Tricks,is that the program that everyone seems willing to pour their heart out to the non-police officers at the slightest hint of a threat?

Bring back the Sweeney. LOL

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:17 12 Sep 2011

The villains in new tricks "pour their hearts out" as soon as Gerry makes a threat they, must remember him having seen him in the Sweeny

:0)

  gengiscant 13:34 12 Sep 2011

Quite true 'Fruit Bat' quite true.

  Forum Editor 19:21 12 Sep 2011

"Bring back the Sweeney."

Please don't. Watch it now,and you would cringe at the dire plot lines and ludicrous, over the top dramatisations.

As for New Tricks - it's well-made, and nicely played. It got an audience of over 9 million last week, outstripping every other BBC 1 transmission except Eastenders, and that only squeaked into top place by a couple of hundred thousand viewers.

  Aitchbee 19:46 12 Sep 2011

I think Dennis Waterman is more fondly remembered as Arfur Daley's compadre, Terry, in 'Minder' and the hit song "I could be so good for you". 'All right,Guv.'

  morddwyd 20:57 12 Sep 2011

"Watch it now,and you would cringe at the dire plot lines and ludicrous, over the top dramatisations. "

I did and I did!

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