Tamzin Outhwaite to take over from Amanda Redman
The BBC has announced Tamsin Outhwaite is joining the tenth series of BBC One drama, New Tricks as the new UCOS boss – replacing Amanda Redman who will appear in first eight episodes.
Outhwaite (EastEnders, The Fixer, Hotel Babylon) joins Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson and Nicholas Lyndhurst as DCI Sacha Millard who will make her first appearance on screen in the final two episodes of the series.
Tamzin says: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast at such an exciting time – I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years – and can’t wait to be working with the amazing cast and crew.”
Richard Burrell, Executive Producer, Wall To Wall says: “Wall To Wall are thrilled that Tamzin Outhwaite is joining New Tricks as DCI Sacha Millard – the new boss of UCOS. Having another popular and talented actress to lead the team is fantastic for us and the viewing public. The combination of Tamzin, Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson and Nicholas Lyndhurst ensures that the audience will continue to enjoy the antics of UCOS as they enter their second decade of pursuing justice for the victims of unsolved crimes in their own inimitable way.”
Executive Producer for the BBC, Polly Hill, adds: “We realise how well-loved New Tricks is, so we are thrilled that Tamzin is going to be joining the cast. We are sure the New Tricks audience will enjoy seeing Tamzin taking charge of the UCOS team and her arrival completes a great new cast for the show.”
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 10-part series began filming last year with a special two-part opening episode set in Gibraltar, and is currently filming on location in London due for transmission on BBC One in the Autumn.