Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst has joined the cast of the BBC's detective drama New Tricks.

Lyndhurst will play a new member of Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman's (Amanda Redman) team of cold case investigators.

Lyndhurst said: "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."

The 10th series of New Tricks begins filming in Gibraltar later this month with a two-part special.