New Tricks

10 Best Episodes of New Tricks - Season 2

New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 04, 2023.

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New Tricks - S2E1

#8 - A Delicate Touch (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Robert Strickland is the new boss in charge of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). He asks the team to look into the death of David Barrie, a top barrister found in his car in 1980 after being bound and gagged.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 80 votes.

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#7 - Fluke Of Luck (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Lane indulges his obsession with fishing when UCOS investigates the case of two boys abducted from a fishing lake in 1979, believing it could be linked to a recent spate of snatches near the M25.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 71 votes.

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#6 - Old and Cold (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Tabloid editor Chris McConnell asks Sandra Pullman to help him prove celebrity chef Kitty Campbell killed her drunken husband Bertie 40 years ago at the height of their 60s TV fame.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 86 votes.

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#5 - Eyes Down for a Full House (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Luck turns against Standing when he loses a poker game, owing bookie Michael Jacobs £10,000. Michael offers him a chance to clear his debt by finding out what happened to his dad Joe, who died after being mugged outside Walthamstow stadium in 1983.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 78 votes.

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#4 - Family Business (Season 2 - Episode 2)

In 1996 a beautiful newlywed, was attacked and left for dead. The only thing taken was her wedding ring and she has been in a coma ever since. The man jailed for the crime is now a born-again Christian and is protesting his innocence

The episode was rated 7.73 from 79 votes.

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#3 - Creative Problem Solving (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Attractive widow and probate assessor Elise Allen asks Halford to find the rightful owner of a large, uncut red diamond, worth £15 million. She found the rare jewel in a flat rented by John Newman who died in 1982.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 66 votes.

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#2 - Trust Me (Season 2 - Episode 3)

The team re-examine the case of Hannah Taylor who was kidnapped from her home in 1992. A body, previously thought to be Hannah's, has just been identified as that of another kidnap victim

The episode was rated 7.78 from 74 votes.

New Tricks - S2E8

#1 - 17 Years of Nothing (Season 2 - Episode 8)


The Home Office pathologist asks the team to identify the remains of an unidentified woman, whose remains were found back in 1987. These remains are the only body that he was unable to identify. With his help and that of his attractive assistant, not only must the team identify the body bits, but how she died and who killed her.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 78 votes.

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