Tag Archives: Tracy-Ann Oberman

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: 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: The Curate’s Egg. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Larry Lamb, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Adjoa Andoh, Anthony Calf, Tracy Ann Oberman, Percelle Ascott, Lloyd Everitt, Camilla Beeput, Ricky Nixon, Edmund Kente, Joan Blackham, Magdalena Kurek.

New team member, new ways of solving crimes, new quirks, new tricks; one old favourite team member departed and one brand new one in which to aid U.C.O.S’s efforts to solve the long since discarded crimes of London, it is after all a new day in the lives of some.

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: Roman’s Ruined. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tamzin Outhwaite, Dennis Waterman, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Denis Lawson, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Liz White, Louis Emerick, Storme Toolis, Carol Starks, Hermione Gulliford, Gary Oliver, Alix Wilston Regan, Elliot Levey.

What did the Romans ever do for us? It might have been possible to hear John Cleese remonstrate with the three life-hardened detectives in New Tricks’ latest episode Romans Ruined but far from the nice simple case that perhaps Gerry Standing was expecting, what they find at the end of the investigation is a crime that, at least in the team’s hearts, is not the ending they would have liked to pursue.

Hector and the Search for Happiness, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer, Tracy Ann Oberman, Jakob Davies, Ming Zhao, Chris Gauthier, Deborah Rosan, Veronica Ferres, Togo Igawa, Gabrielle Rose, Chad Willett, Barry Atsma, Rebecca Davis, Raj Lal, Marcus Shakesheff, Manny Jacinto, Tessa Jubber, Aiden Longworth, Dean Paul Gibson, Anthony Oseyemi, Sivan Raphaely, Jordan Schartner, Aaron Le, Hannah Longworth.

The Best Of Men, Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Eddie Marsan as Dr. Ludwig Guttmann. Picture from the B.B.C.

Originally pulished by L.S. Media. August 17th 2012

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Eddie Marsan, Rob Brydon, Naimh Cussack, Richard McCabe, George MacKay, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Ben Owen-Jones, David Proud, Leigh Quinn, Daniel Wilde.

Perhaps it took the Best of Men to prove that nobody should ever be written off just because they received spinal injuries during the war.

The B.B.C. Television drama The Best of Men looked at the lives of the pioneering work of Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, a German Jewish refugee whose care and compassion for those he found in the spinal unit of Stoke Mandeville proved a thorn in the sides of the British doctors.