With the new, 10-part series of crime drama New Tricks set to screen on BBC One in the coming months, fans of the show have been told that they will find out a lot more about the characters' backstories and family lives in the episodes ahead.
The new series takes place six months after the end of last season, with Sasha Miller (Tamzin Outhwaite) and Dan Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst) having established their working relationships with Steve McAndrew (Denis Lawson) and Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman) in the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS).
Richard Burrell, Executive Producer, said: "With the new team in place we go back to 10 separate stories, with a variety of character issues weaved throughout each episode for one, or all, of the main cast.
"It's also an opportunity for the audience to get to know and fall in love with each of the characters."
He continued: "In episode one we concentrate on Gerry Standing's character and his upbringing in Bermondsey - the people he used to know - and at the heart of that episode there is still a meaty case to be solved.
"He's asked to find out what happened to the grandson of one of his friends."
Burrell added: "Every episode is different, strong crime stories throughout. We meet Steve McAndrew's wife, played by Julie Graham, who has to deal with his son who turns up unexpectedly.
"Sasha Miller has to deal with her ex-husband, who is also a cop and Dan is dealing with empty nest syndrome when his daughter leaves for university, so we play those character stories throughout."