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Old Fossils
Series 8, Episode 1
Air date 4 July 2011
Written by John Wilsher
Directed by Philip John
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Old Fossils was the first episode of the eighth series of New Tricks.

Plot


The murder of a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in 2001 opens the new series. The team discovers the victim was a respected but outspoken scientist with a knack for rubbing people up the wrong way – and when it comes out he was strongly opposed to the museum's sponsorship deal with a large fuel company, the ex-cops soon have plenty of suspects.