It Smells of Books

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New Tricks, Series 7 Episode 2 of 10

Duration: 1 hour

Drama featuring an eccentric group of ex-police officers brought out of retirement to investigate unsolved crimes.

When the team reinvestigate the death of university professor Richard Symes, Lane finds himself going undercover in his 'spiritual home', the London Library. While Lane embraces his new academic persona, the case stirs up regrets for Halford, forcing him to reassess some decisions he made in the past.

  • Paula Symes

    Paula Symes

    Beth Goddard plays the widow of professor Richard Symes, whose death is being investigated by UCOS.


Brian Lane
Alun Armstrong
Jack Halford
James Bolam
Sandra Pullman
Amanda Redman
Gerry Standing
Dennis Waterman
Paula Symes
Beth Goddard
Esther Lane
Susan Jameson
Sophie Urquhart
Anne Reid
JC Wisher
Jasper Urquhart
David Ryall
Jeremy Ventham
Jonathan Cullen
Pavel Illich
Goran Kostic
Emma Woodford
Sasha Behar
Tim Mortimer
Tom Mison
Rick Bacon
Keith Thompson
Martyn Friend
Scott Hazell
Ventham's PA
Francesca Wilson
Oaf in Library
Joshua Osei
PC Clark
Chike Okonkwo
Gina Cronk


Look who's back...

Look who's back...

Meet the ex-coppers reinvestigating the Met’s unsolved crimes

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