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The Gentleman Vanishes
Series 8, Episode 7
Air date 15 August 2011
Written by Julian Simpson
Directed by Julian Simpson
Episode guide
Objects Of Desire
Only The Brave

The Gentleman Vanishes was the seventh episode of the eighth series of New Tricks.


A woman is sent anonymous emails from someone claiming to know what happened to her husband Phillip Mackenna, a prominent scientist at UCL, working on cold fusion, who disappeared while on a train to Paris. As the team investigates, DAC Strickland receives a warning from Whitehall.


  • This was the fourth episode to be written and directed by the same person, Julian Simpson.