Larry Lamb joins the cast of New Tricks

New recruit joins UCOS

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EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey actor Larry Lamb has joined the cast of series 12 of BBC One’s detective drama New Tricks.

Lamb will join in episode two as Ted Case, an ex-copper who becomes UCOS’s latest recruit, investigating the Met’s unsolved crimes alongside Tamzin Outhwaite, Denis Lawson and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Lamb will be replacing Dennis Waterman, who Is leaving his role as UCOS’s jack-the-lad, ex-copper Gerry Standing in the two-part opener.

Larry Lamb says: “I’m thrilled to have been asked to join such a well-loved show. The writing and the cast are top notch and I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

Myar Craig-Brown, Headstrong Pictures said: “Larry is a fantastic addition to the show and Ted Case will slot in perfectly with Sacha, Steve and Dan in the UCOS team. The stories for series 12 are absolutely classic New Tricks – a mix of gripping whodunits solved by witty, likeable characters that the audience can root for and identify with.”

New Tricks is made by Headstrong Pictures, with filming of Series 12 currently underway for transmission on BBC One in 2015.