Larry Lamb is joining the cast of New Tricks when it returns for series 12 in 2015.
Ex EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey star Larry will join in episode two, playing 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.
Larry said: “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, of New Tricks production company 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.”
Polly Hill, BBC head of independent drama, said: “Larry is a brilliant and talented actor, he is a fantastic recruit for UCOS and we look forward to seeing the new team in action.”
Series 12 will screen in 2015, kicking off with an explosive two-part story that will wave goodbye to UCOS’s jack-the-lad, ex-copper Gerry Standing, played by Dennis Waterman.