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Communal Living
Series 5, Episode 7
Air date 18 August 2008
Written by Lisa Holdsworth
Directed by Dermot Boyd
Episode guide
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Communal Living was the seventh episode of the fifth series of New Tricks.


As Brian struggles to control and conceal his desire to drink again, he finds the perfect refuge in a commune at the centre of the team's investigation into the death of a university student Justin King. The case also helps Gerry face up to his relationship with Emily, who has not spoken to him since she discovered the truth about the DNA test at Ricky Hanson's trial.