It's the final episode of the season for the New Tricks team, this entertaining show has one of the best casts on TV. Big Topped airing on the ABC on Saturday, 17 November 2007 @ 7.30 sees the team at the circus when they are assigned to reinvestigate the suspicious death of the Great Miraculo aka Bert Dignam.
In 1990, ringmaster and circus owner Bert Dignam was found burnt to death inside his caravan at Spingles Circus. Mysteriously, all that remained of him were his feet, and nothing else in the caravan was burnt. How or why he died was never discovered. To try and solve the puzzle, Brian attempts to recreate his death using a whole pig carcass as the body.
It doesn't take long for the case to get twisted. With pressure from Bert's long lost daughter and a lack of leads from his old friends, the team struggle to get a break.
Off the case, Sandra's trust in her team is shattered when she discovers they have hidden an important secret about her past from her. The news that her father, a Detective Inspector killed himself while under investigation for corruption, throws into doubt everything she has believed in. Will she ever be able to get past her feelings of betrayal?
Stars Amanda Redman, James Bolam, Alun Armstrong and Dennis Waterman