TV Series created by Nigel McCrery
New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to re-investigate unsolved crimes.
Silent Witness follows the work of forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan, played by Amanda Burton. The series was created by an ex-police officer, Nigel McCrery - who has also published five Silent Witness novels based on the series, entitled: Silent Witness (1996).
The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of operations carried out by other branches of the West Midlands Police.