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ID Parade
ID Parade
Series 1, Episode 2
Air date 1 April 2004
Written by Simon Block
Directed by Paul Seed
Episode guide
The Chinese Job
Painting On Loan

ID Parade was the second episode of the first series of New Tricks.


UCOS investigate the death of a young policewoman, who was murdered 17 years ago.


Spoilers ahead

When a series of guns are discovered in a diving operation, the team open the case of a murdered policewoman when it is revealed that one gun, amongst a series of replicas, is the weapon that was used to kill her. The team suspect that a stalker, who was seen in the area at the time, is responsible for the killing, but when DNA evidence reveals that the same gun was used in an armed robbery six months previously, a web of lies involving a faked robbery and a gang of money laundering thieves is exposed.


Sourced directly from episode's credit sequence.


Sourced directly from episode's credit sequence.



  • 1st Asst Director - Chris Dando
  • 2nd Asst Director - Beth Elliott
  • 3rd Asst Director - Nick Hopkins
  • Floor Assistant - Tapiwa Magadah
  • Casting - Suzanne Crowley
  • Casting - Gilly Poole
  • Director of Photography - Peter Middleton BSC

Production Department

  • Production Co-Ordinator - Adele Steward
  • Production Secretary - Anastasia Timeneys
  • Production Assistant - Seth Adams
  • Production Accountant - Rennie Spiolek
  • Asst Production Accountant - Miguel Pariente
  • Publicity - Diana Harris
  • Post Production Supervisor - Phil Brown
  • Production Executive for the BBC - Jill Scott
  • Production Designer - Rod Stratfold
  • Line Producer - Nick Goding
  • Executive Producer for BBC - Gareth Name
  • Executive Producer - Mike Dormer
  • Executive Producer - Alex Graham


  • Location Manager - Tim Baish
  • Unit Manager - Monty Allan

Editing Department

  • Script Supervisor - Angie Pontefract
  • Assistant Editor - Lucy Smith
  • FX Editor - Robert Bourke
  • Dubbing Editor - Danny Sheehan
  • Dubbing Mixer - Colin Martin
  • Colourist - Sam Hollingdale
  • Script Editor for the BBC - Eleanor Moran
  • Editor - Dave King

Camera and Electrical Department


  • Camera Operator - Caren Moy
  • Focus Puller - Craig Feather
  • Clapper Loader - Simon Walton
  • Grip - Ian Maghie


  • Gaffer - David Hedley
  • Best Boy - Gary Read

Sound Department

  • Sound Recordist - Maurice Hillier
  • Boom Operator - Tim Partridge

Art Department

  • Art Director - John McHugh
  • Standby Art Director - Olly Kubicki
  • Graphics Designer - Anita Dhillon
  • Production Buyer - Andy Grogan
  • Property Master - Simon Price
  • Standby Props - Keith Amey
  • Standby Props - Lucy Marrow
  • Dressing Props - David Hayden
  • Dressing Props - Stewart Silver
  • Standby Rigger - Bryan Griffiths

Costume Department

  • Costume Supervisor - Lynne Walsh
  • Costume Assistant - Becky Davies
  • Make-up Artist - Lois McIntosh
  • Costume Designer - Sue Hallas
  • Make=up Designer - Mary Southgate


  • Titles - Huge Design
  • Composer - Martin Phipps
  • 'It's Alright' written by - Mark Moran
  • 'It's Alright' sung by Dennis Waterman


  • Approximately a year has passed since the formation of UCOS.


  • Tim Woodward, who played Donald Bevan in the previous episode, was replaced by Nicholas Day.
  • This episode served as the first appearance of the second UCOS Headquarters.
  • The air gap between this episode and its preceding one is the longest for any of the same series—this is most likely due to the preceding episode being a pilot.
  • ID Parade technically served as the first official episode of New Tricks, as the instalment preceding it was a television pilot.