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New Tricks - Series 7 [DVD]

Alun Armstrong , Amanda Redman    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, James Bolam, Susan Jameson
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003RX7LA4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,040 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



There’s something wonderfully mature about New Tricks, and that’s not meant in any kind of condescending way. Seven series into the show, it’s still delivering interesting stories, it still holds the attention, and it still remains very worthy of your time.

At its heart, it remains the compelling cast that makes New Tricks so engaging. Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong and James Bolam are on fine form here, clearly having a ball having been given such interesting material to work with. The writing, too, continues to evolve and improve as well.

In series seven of New Tricks, we’re still following The Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad, with its staff of hauled-out-of-retirement policemen. But the crimes are getting that bit nastier, the characters all have interesting subplots to attend to, and the guest stars more than adding their own two-penneth.

It’s quality drama, clearly made by and for grown-ups, and it’s all the better for it. In spite of its name, you won’t find an abundance of gimmicks or mass innovations in New Tricks. Instead, you’ll find an adherence to the basics, and good stories, very well told. More, please. --Jon Foster

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Behind the scenes, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman heads The Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS), cracking previously unsolved crimes from the past. Her team are three ex policemen; Gerry Standing, Jack Halford and Brian Lane, who have all opted for early retirement. In series 7 they reopen a case when the victim's daughter provides new evidence - from a psychic. A fashion designer's retrospective reignites the mystery of his stabbing during a party eight years ago. When the team are approached by a known paedophile who confesses to murder they find themselves trying to prove his innocence. A woman on remand brings information to UCOS about an apparently accidental fire 14 years ago and an old adversary brings them fresh information on a 30 year old bank job that threatens to finish the unit forever. ...New Tricks - Series 7 - 3-DVD Set ( New Tricks - Series Seven )

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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the show's best years 3 Mar 2011
By Blackhorse47 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Series 7 provides a welcome return to top form. I'd felt in series 6 that the format was running out of steam, as it featured several confusing and overly political episodes along with a worrying trend of removing all references to the main characters' private lives. This gave the show a feeling of being just another generic cop show. Thankfully this series addresses those problems. There are still serious elements, but they aren't dealt with in a lecturing manner as they were last year. Even better, we get to see more of the characters outside work hours and even the regular meeting place of the pub is re-introduced after being missing for a while. For the first time the series also features 10 episodes rather than the usual 8 with no loss of quality.

For such a strong season only the first episode is weak with its routine clairvoyant plot, which series 1 did so much better, along with providing an unsatisfactory low-key conclusion to last series' cliffhanger. Episode 2 picks things up well with a great tale involving Brian delving obsessively into books and coming up against several excellent guest stars. From then on the series manages its perfect mixture of well-written plots, interesting characters and gentle comedy. Included are tales of death at a chocolate factory, the fashion industry, graffiti artists (featuring a very bad actor doing his RADA version of a streetwise punk) and the boxing industry, along with the return of several faces from earlier seasons and many familiar actors. Highlights are Jack's declaration that he can sum up what Brian has achieved on twitter in five words (I could do it in two) along with one of the strongest dramatic moments in the whole seven year run where Jack breaks every rule in the book to get his man.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best yet 19 May 2011
Series 7 has come back with a bang. Things slowed down a bit in series 6 but now better than ever, the stories were gripping the actors as usual brilliant. Would have liked a bit more info on Sandra's brother situation was he charged with anything, it was never mentioned again he just appeared.Has her mother, the wonderful Sheila Hancock disapeared? Looking forward to 8 hope they can keep up the same standard. Best show on the box.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 30 Aug 2011
I'm so pleased to see the group back in top form. Many thanks to the actors, directors, writers and crew for returning the programme to what I think is its unique niche: mysteries and drama with humorous antics along the way. Series 7 brings back those higher energy levels, and once again we get to experience more about each character. I loved the scuffle between Gerry and Brian in the earlier series, and there's another presented this time round. Jack and Sandra are back to being perfect - sometimes sarcastic, sometimes tolerant, always up for bending the rules with a smile. Happy to see Strickland get in on the act in one episode.

Bring on Series 8, 9, 10... We'll be buying if it continues at this level!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Continues to be well written 5 Nov 2011
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This series is, as with previous ones, a well written drama with some good touches of humour. I know there are people who 'knock' this drama, but I find it a refreshing change from the modern ideas full of violence, blood and (rather disgusting) swearing.

In my opinion, this drama shows what a good script can accomplish when spoken and acted by real stars. Excellent performances, as always, from all four main characters.

Highly recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Tricks Series 7 28 Aug 2011
This show is always good value. Good characters, good stories. I have all series. Hope there are more to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars they work magic 16 Nov 2011
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If Bolam leaves,Nettles would be a perfect replacement. As it is this cast clicks. I can't get enough of this series.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 14 Nov 2011
By wood2wn
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Allways in good company with the four policemen. The caracters well played and funny. Great entertainment - I am looking forward to serie 8.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great as usual 5 Oct 2011
By mb
First dvd didn't arrive. Amazon re-shipped and I received my order in a week.
Terrific service.

This season doesn't seem to have as much humor as the first few,
but worth watching nonetheless. Not all the noise and chases and violence that
is so prevalent in other cop shows, but interesting plots and characters and a bit of fun.
One of my favorites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
a new season and still as good, more please, what a great bunch of actors to have on one tv show.
Published 10 days ago by brummie boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
We love this series and have bought series 1 through 9 (waiting for 10 to reduce in price!). Complete entertainment.
Published 2 months ago by Page 57
5.0 out of 5 stars new tricks fab brill
brilliant watching proper who done it brilliant actors sad that some have left but even so still very good lets have more
Published 3 months ago by jean harrop
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas pressie
bought for parents who are fans of the series for Christmas, so they should like it they have enjoyed the others
Published 4 months ago by welshbit
5.0 out of 5 stars great viewing
this is the best series to come out of britain it is so good plus its funny and no swearing etc its a real treat to watch
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Published 7 months ago by kate
1.0 out of 5 stars wrapped in cling film
This dvd is obviously not new and is wrapped in cling film giving the impression that it has never been watched!!

Not good!
Published 9 months ago by J KING
5.0 out of 5 stars good entainment
they still manage to have good story lines, of course you can pick faults, but after all it is good entertainment and that's why we like it.
Published 9 months ago by jackie
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining detective stories with the heavy stuff
Good cast. It's detective stories without the heavy stuff. THe play between actors is particularly good in this series too.
Published 9 months ago by JamesJL
5.0 out of 5 stars As ever very entertaining.
My wife and I love New Tricks. This episode was no exception from the usual in that it was very entertaining. Good buy!
Published 10 months ago by D. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Dog
Came upon this TV series late in the day when I saw a review describing it as the hidden success of TV drama. Read more
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