Following 2003's pilot show, cop drama New Tricks returned to BBC1 for a six-part series in 2004 to hit ratings and rave reviews.
The second, third and fourth eight-part series aired to even greater acclaim and figures.
Now in 2010, 8 New Tricks series have been commissioned and the ratings continue to grow, ensuring the show will run until 2011.
Starring: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman and Dennis Waterman.
Jack Halford is haunted by the loss of his wife in a hit-and-run car accident: it’s only a matter of time before he’ll want to re-investigate her death.
Brian Lane, on medication and obsessed with detail, is trying to get his behaviour back on track before his wife leaves him for good.
Gerry Standing, a confirmed womaniser with the ex-wives to prove it, is now facing the real prospect of bankruptcy and grandfatherhood.
And Sandra Pullman, in charge of the team, has questions to answer in her own private life: is she married to the job?
The Unsolved Crime and Open Case squad is keeping busy, with its remit to re-investigate crimes that were never conclusively closed - and put them to rest. Shootings, murders, art fraud, apparent suicides, missing persons - all cases from the past that ended with as many questions as answers. Pullman’s officers have a real hunger for the job and are finding a surprising incidence of cover-up and conspiracy. But these old dogs won’t roll over easily.
Amanda Redman is Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, Alun Armstrong is Brian Lane, James Bolam is Jack Halford, Dennis Waterman is Gerry Standing