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Dead Man Talking
Series 7, Episode 1
Air date 10 September 2010
Written by Julian Simpson
Directed by Julian Simpson
Episode guide
Meat Is Murder
It Smells Of Books

Dead Man Talking was the first episode of the seventh series of New Tricks.


UCOS re-investigates the death of a wealthy financier Douglas Anderson when a psychic tells the dead man's daughter that she needs to resolve some unfinished business on her father's behalf. Deeply sceptical of Sebastian Carter's 'gift', the team set out to prove him a fraud, but Pullman struggles to dismiss him as a con man when he reveals a conflict involving her own late father. The story's resolution depends on the use of a private residence on Heron Island on the great Barrier Reef as a hiding place for the proceeds of crime.


  • This was the second episode to be written and directed by the same person, Julian Simpson.
  • This episode was the first to be broadcast in the 1080i high definition format.