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Series 4, Episode 5
Air date 7 May 2007
Written by J.C. Wilsher
Directed by Nicholas Laughland
Episode guide
Nine Lives
Buried Treasure

Powerhouse was the fifth episode of the fourth series of New Tricks.


UCOS re-investigate the murder of a young wages clerk in 1950 when the family of the convicted culprit, one of the last men to be hanged in Britain, claim that he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice due to police corruption. As the team reinvestigate the case, they find themselves confronted with some uncomfortable truths about how things were done in "the good old days". Their enquiries provoke the wrath of a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep his secrets safe.