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Created by Roy Mitchell
Starring Amanda Redman

James Bolam
Alun Armstrong
Dennis Waterman
Anthony Calf
Denis Lawson
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Tamzin Outhwaite
Larry Lamb

Theme music composer Mike Moran
Opening theme "It's Alright" (sung by Dennis Waterman)
Composer(s) Warren Bennett

Brian Bennett

Number of Series 12
Number of Episodes 107
Original channel BBC One
Original release 27 March 2003 - 6 October 2015

New Tricks Full Theme Tune

New Tricks Full Theme Tune

New Tricks Full Theme Tune

New Tricks is a British crime-drama television programme created and controlled by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

It follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crimes and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, and later Detective Chief Inspector Sasha Miller, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. The series title is taken from the proverb "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".

It first aired on 27th March 2003 and has continued to air since.


  • The phrase, "New Tricks", has not been said in any episode except within the theme music.