you are not valued until
i find you missing
I’ve become somewhat addicted to ‘New Tricks’, the BBC’s comedy drama series about a Cold Case unit staffed by geriatric ex-cops. Dennis Waterman (who did indeed ‘write the theme tune, sing the theme tune’although someone really should have stopped him), Alun Armstrong, James Bolam and Amanda Redman make a surprisingly charismatic team, particularly Alun Armstrong’s somewhat obsessive compulsive bipolar geek character, obsessed with detailed and eccentric research practices.
This evening, the team investigated a possibly unsolved murder at an old people’s home, which spookily featured a few faces not seen on TV for some time. There was the marvellous Geoffrey Bayldon (who was once Catweazle, and who I always hoped would have played Doctor Who when Tom Baker left), June Whitfield, Sheila Hancock, and a cameo from a face we found hard to place until I realised it was the snooty moustachioed neighbour from ‘George and Mildred’.
At this point I would normally have picked up my Nintendo but the Ugly One (bless him!) had taken it to work and forgotten to bring it home.