The Curate's Egg
The Curate's Egg
Series 12, Episode 3
Air date 18 August 2015
Written by Roy Mitchell
Directed by Brian Grant
Episode guide
Last Man Standing, Part Two
The Wolf Of Wallbrook

The Curate's Egg was the third episode of the twelfth series of New Tricks. It served as the first episode to feature Ted Case, played by Larry Lamb, as a regular as opposed to a guest in the previous episode. It is also notable due to Sasha Miller being absent.


(Sourced from BBC website)
Danny and Steve 'welcome' new boss Ted Case into the UCOS office in Sasha's absence, but for all his wealth of experience, keen eye for detail and a killer instinct for detecting liars, they aren't quite as sold on his superstitious quirks. While busy trying to work one another out, the team must tread carefully in the case of a brutally murdered vicar who received racist hate mail in the lead up to his death. With emotions running high it's up to Ted to pull together his new unit and keep the peace within a dangerously fractured family in one of UCOS's most sensitive cases yet. Elsewhere, a nervous Danny ends up bloodier than Fiona's beef wellington when her parents come for dinner - while Steve sharpens up for his new boss.





Sourced directly from episode's credit sequence.



  • Directed by Brian Grant
  • 1st Assistant Director - Tim Bain
  • 2nd Assistant Director - Jodie Cowman
  • 3rd Assistant Director - Toby Evans
  • Floor Runner - Molly Jean Crowther
  • Casting Director - Julia Duff CDG
  • Casting Assistant - Sacha Green
  • Director of Photography - Andy McDonnell

Production Department

  • Executive Producer (Wall to Wall) - Myar Craig-Jones
  • Executive Producer (Headstrong Studios) - John Griffin
  • Executive Producer (Headstrong Studios) - Johann Knobel
  • Executive Producer (BBC) - Polly Hill
  • Line Producer - Ian Scaife
  • Associate Producer - Roy Mitchell
  • Production Manager - Emily Draper
  • Production Secretary - Yasmin Stewart
  • Production Runner - Jonah Mayfield
  • Production Accountant - Josie Kelly
  • Production Designer - John Collins
  • Assistant Production Accountant - Elaine Stephenson
  • Police Advisor - Charlie Moore
  • Legal and Business Affairs - Yasmina Hadded
  • Publicity - Wire Media


  • Series Location Manager - Susannah Booker
  • Location Manager - Adam Betterton
  • Unit Manager - Andy Reeve

Camera and Electrical Department

  • Focus Puller - Tom McFarling
  • Clapper Loader - Robert Chapman
  • Camera Trainee - Mathieu Treacy
  • Camera Grip - Jim Neale
  • Gaffer - Jon Best
  • Best Boy - Dave Bourke
  • Electrician - Adam Walker
  • Electrician - Steve Ring

Sound Department

  • Sound Mixer - Simon Bishop
  • Sound Maintenance Engineer - Jason Bennett
  • Sound Assistant - Andy Thomas

Art Department

  • Art Director - Steven Grainger
  • Standby Art Director - Russell Ellams
  • Props Buyer - Amanda George
  • Graphic Designer - Cassandra MacMahon
  • Art Department Assistant - Keely Lanigan-Atkins
  • Props Master - Colin Badbury
  • Standby Props - Ben Thatcher
  • Props Handler #1 - Gavin Grant
  • Props Handler #2 - Max Grant
  • Props Handler #3 - Doug Irvine
  • Standby Carpenter - Andrew Smith


  • Stunt Arranger - Dean Forster
  • Stunt Arranger - Derek Lea

Costume Department

  • Costume Designer - Eleanor Baker
  • Costume Supervisor - Sandy Lloyd
  • Costume Standby - Jen Groundwater
  • Wardrobe Assistant - Bethany Cross
  • Make-Up/Hair Designer - Pat Hay
  • Make-Up/Hair Artist #1 - David Watkin
  • Make-Up/Hair Artist #2 - Lizzie Judd
  • Make-Up Trainee - Emma Trachtenberg

Editing Department

  • Series Script Editor - Philip Gladwin
  • Series Script Editor - Suzi McIntosh
  • Script Supervisor - Caroline Holder
  • Editor - David Head
  • Assistant Editor - Conor Mackey
  • Dubbing Mixer - Billy Mahoney
  • Dialogue Editor - Billy Mahoney Jr.
  • Effects Editor - Arran Mahoney
  • Colourist - Gareth Spendsley
  • On-Line Editor - Nick Anderson


  • Composed by Warren Bennett
  • "It's Alright"



  • Tamzin Outhwaite, who plays Sasha Miller, is credited as a main cast member in both the title sequence and end-credits despite not making a single on-screen appearance.


  • This is the first episode to not star Gerry Standing, played by Dennis Waterman. This is due to him leaving in the previous episode. It should be noted that prior to this he made an appearance in all episodes since the pilot episode.
  • This is the 100th episode of New Tricks.
  • This episode served as the final one to be written by the show's creator, Roy Mitchell.


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