Tag Archives: Tamzin Outhwaite

John Finnemore’s Double Acts: The Rebel Alliance. Radio Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Una Stubbs, Tamzin Outhwaite.

Somewhere on a table at a wedding reception far away, sits those to whom were always the last to be invited, the ones to whom a small sense of gratitude is permanently and grudgingly displayed, nobody perhaps wants them there, the sense of embarrassment that they might bring to the proceedings outweighing the debt owed, and yet, there they sit, grateful for any small morsel of thanks that the organisers believe they deserve. For this, The Rebel Alliance, it is always surprising that any wedding they don’t make more of the opportunity to be the scene that many hope they would, with devilishly twinkling eyes, be.

How The Other Half Loves, Theatre Review. Haymarket Theatre, London.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Nicholas Le Prevost, Jenny Seagrove, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jason Merrells, Gillian Wright, Matthew Cottle.

The perils of the affair, something that Alan Ayckbourn has spent his entire career getting a laugh out of, of making audiences take a look at themselves in the mirror and seeing just how farcical British morals are at times when confronted with a wrongly worded phrase of seduction and the results of a misunderstood feeling; it might never be how you live your life but it is certainly the impression of How The Other Half Loves.

New Tricks: The Crazy Gang. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Larry Lamb, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Anthony Calf, Geraldine Somerville, Meera Syal, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Bramhill, Zara White, Sarah-Jane Potts.

It is perhaps a shame that the biggest case that U.C.O.S. will never have will be finding out the assailant at B.B.C. who decided that New Tricks had run its course and left to linger a death on a Tuesday night with a knife in its back that was unbecoming of such a widely appreciated and at times un-missable television.

New Tricks, Life Expectancy. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Larry Lamb, David Haig, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Geraldine Somerville, Ramon Tikaram, Denise Gough.

Not many police dramas have the guts to show what can happen to a murder suspect when the near relentless pressure of questioning becomes too much to bear, especially when that suspect has been on an emotional rollercoaster themselves having lost a parent to the person they are accused of murdering, then again and true to good form, not every programme is as acutely aware of the ramifications of such lines of enquiry as New Tricks.

New Tricks: Lottery Curse. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Larry Lamb, Jack Deam, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Derek Riddell, Amanda Root, Adie Allen, Henry Garrett, Glen Wallace, Lucy Thackeray.

Money has a habit of making the previously virtuous become greedy, almost ready to become a monster tied to the pursuit of its lure and the filth that can come with it arriving out of the blue and too much, too soon. If money makes the world go round then it’s surprising at times that any Bank worth its lecherous salt hasn’t dibbed ownership on the speed and velocity and tried to see it off in a hedge fund.

New Tricks: The Russian Cousin. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Larry Lamb, Dean Andrews, Christina Cole, Nadine Marshall, Sarah Crowden, Jonathan Forbes, Thaila Zucchi.

When a dying man’s house gets burgled, it sets off a chain of events that can only, and inevitably, lead to murder. It is a murder investigation that for the four members of U.C.O.S. has a giant riddle attached to it, just who exactly would want this solved when nobody is forthcoming about the victim.

New Tricks, The Fame Game. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Larry Lamb, Michael Higgs, Tracey Ann Oberman, Eva Pope, Harry Lister Smith, Michael Fenton Stevens, Lucy Benjamin, Tim Chipping.

The world of fame has spawned some pretty weird moments, instances where to some the mind is blown that people would actively seek such celebrity without even having done anything in their life. The trickle-down effect of such adoration is even more prevalent when you can go into schools and ask what they want from life and the answer you can often hear is one, “I want to be famous”, yet they don’t know what for. Fame for fame’s sake is not something that truly should be encouraged and yet somehow the world of looking like somebody else, to pretend to be someone else is The Fame Game personified.

New Tricks: Prodigal Sons. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Larry Lamb, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Anthony Calf, Mark Frost, Tracy Ann Oberman, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Amerjit Deu, Matthew Steer, Ella Kenion, Geoff Leesley, Peter Vollebreght, Harry Lister Smith.

The most despicable act of murder meets the most despicable act on the sporting field in the latest of episode of New Tricks, Prodigal Sons, and the fall out in the investigation is not pretty.

New Tricks: Last Man Standing. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tamzin Outhwaite, Anthony Calf, Tracy Ann Oberman, Amy Nuttall, Bernard Cribbins, Larry Lamb, Garry Cooper, Nigel Cooke, Nigel Betts, Adrian Lukis, Michael Shaeffer, Samuel Oatley, Samuel Collings, Kevin Bishop, Leon Williams, Ishia Bennison.

It may have come too late for New Tricks to be come back after this particular run, the last words have pretty much been said on what has been a tremendous drama, however in Last Man Standing, the two part opener to what is the last series, the team have arguably their finest moment in the sun.

New Tricks: English Defence. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tamzin Outhwaite, Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Anthony Calf, Julie Graham, Ian Hogg, Nicholas Woodeson, Mariah Gale, Finlay Robertson, Leanne Best, Anthony Barclay, Fox Jackson-Keen, Gertrude Thoma.

Chess, it’s nearly as bad as croquet for being a particularly vicious sport when the tempers flare and the too serious take their mind to murder. However all is not as black and white as it seems as several chequered paths start to treat the UCOS team like pawns in their own game in the latest episode of New Tricks, English Defence.