Life After New Tricks: Where Are The Cold Case Squad Members Now?



Here at VisionTV, we’re dedicated to bringing you more of what you love. Therefore, since you can’t get enough of a certain British mystery series about a ragtag team of retired detectives, we thought it’s about time we bring you more of that too! From May 22 through to early October 2024, Seasons 7 and 8 of the BBC series New Tricks will air Wednesdays at 10pm ET.  Our VisionTV premiere of Season 9 will follow soon afterward.

Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam and Dennis Waterman star as the core four in this  series about a group of former police detectives who are brought out of retirement to investigate cases that have long gone cold. These four beg the question… Can you truly teach an old dog new tricks?

While we present our premiere run of these 3 seasons never before seen on VisionTV, let’s take a look at what this fantastic cast of actors have been up to since the series concluded its initial run on BBC One in 2015.

Amanda Redman 

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Redman has been nominated for 2 BAFTAS, with her second nod awarded the same year New Tricks ended  for the TV movie Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This. She also recently starred in the ITV series The Good Karma Hospital  from 2017 – 2022. This year, Redman co-stars alongside Gillian Anderson and Keeley Hawes in the newly released Netflix film Scoop about the infamous 2019 BBC Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew about Jeffrey Epstein. 

Behind the scenes, Redman was honoured with an MBE in 2012 in recognition of her tireless charity work throughout her years in front of the camera. Last February, she chatted with Good Morning Britain about traveling to Turkiye to visit with victims of the devastating 2023 earthquake there and about her role in Scoop.

Alun Armstrong  

Armstrong has been featured in various series since his role as Brian Lane, including Frontier on Netflix, Year of the Rabbit on IFC, Breeders on FX co-starring Martin Freeman, and the BBC Prime Suspect spin-off Prime Suspect: Tennison. Armstrong has also worked extensively on the stage, appearing in seven Charles Dickens’ adaptations alone throughout his career.

James Bolam

Bolam is also a 2-time BAFTA Nominee for the BBC series When The Boat Comes In in 1978-79. He may be most recognizable to VisionTV and ONETV viewers from appearing in several series we’ve presented in the past few years, including Born and Bred, All Creatures Great and Small, Sanditon and Cold Feet. James Bolam is a little older than his castmates at 88 years old and he’s still acting!

James Bolam starred with Michael French as father and son doctors running a cottage hospital in 1950s rural Lancashire in the charming series Born and Bred from 2002 through 2005.

Dennis Waterman

Sadly, Waterman passed away in 2022 at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer. With a career spanning over 60 years, Waterman started out as a child actor in Hollywood and appeared in the opening season of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1960. Before starring in New Tricks, Waterman starred in two very successful series for ITV, The Sweeney and Minder. A very talented singer as well, Waterman sang the series theme songs for both Minder (“I Could Be So Good to You”) and New Tricks (“It’s Alright”). He released music from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s with, “I Could Be So Good to You” reaching #3 in the UK, marking his biggest chart success in 1980. Waterman’s final acting role was in the film Never Too Late alongside James Cromwell and Jacki Weaver in 2020. 

Here’s a tribute to Waterman’s music career:

Watch this fabulous cast in New Tricks every Wednesday at 10pm ET on VisionTV. 

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