Nicholas Lyndhurst joins the cast of BBC1 drama ‘New Tricks’

Nicholas Lyndhurst joins the ‘New Tricks’ UCOS team

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Nicholas Lyndhurst has joined the tenth series cast of BBC One cop drama, ‘New Tricks’ as a new recruit to Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman’s (Amanda Redman) team of retired ex-cops who investigate unsolved crimes for the MET known as ‘UCOS’.

The long-running series has been a ratings success for the BBC with the last series averaging 8.3 million viewers and will be returning for a 10-episode series that will begin with a two-part episode set in Gibraltar.

Lyndhurst is probably best known for his role as Rodney is classic comedy, ‘Only Fools and Horses‘ and also starred in: ‘Butterflies to David Copperfield, After You’ve Gone, Goodnight Sweetheart and Rock & Chips in his 40-year acting career.

Nicholas Lyndhurst says: “I am thrilled to have been asked to join New Tricks. I have always admired the clever mixture of charm, wit, and intelligence the show brings to its audience, and feel very flattered to be part of the BBC’s top drama series.”

Richard Burrell, Executive Producer, Wall to Wall, says: “We are very excited to have Nicholas joining the cast of New Tricks. I think that the audience are going to have great fun watching him as a new member of the anarchic UCOS team ensuring that solving cases for the Met is never dull. We can’t wait to start working with him.”

The series is made by Wall to Wall Television (part of Shed Media Group), executive produced by Richard Burrell for Wall to Wall and Polly Hill for BBC One and produced by Tom Mullens.

‘ New Tricks’ begins filming in Gibraltar later this month with a special two-part opening episode, then continues filming on location in London for transmission on BBC One in 2013.