Thursday night was the first in the new series of New Tricks on BBC1.
Amanda Redman (clearly the show's only bit of totty) and Dennis Watermen (not so much).
I had never watched the show before but I knew the premise was a bunch of retired police folk trying to solve old (unsolved) crimes. It began with one of the old codgers, Brian, checking into a religious rehab where one of the monks was Richard Wilson (I don’t believe it). Faye Ripley, who’s in everything at the moment, even popped up as a counsellor.
Within minutes Brian had the whiff of a mystery in his nose, just because Richard Wilson said “is this about what happened nine years ago?” Surely that could mean anything? It could be nine years ago I accidentally I dressed up like Madonna and sang like a virgin on karaoke.
However, sure enough it was an unsolved murder and the rest of the cronies got on board. I couldn’t help feeling that the way the clues came together and the way that the team worked stuff out was a bit easy and convenient (not that I’m a police detective) maybe I should be though if its that easy. I found it all a tad far fetched although it did keep me mildly entertained for an hour.
I can't say as I'll be watching it again though, give me the Bill anyday!