Dennis Waterman has announced that he is leaving New Tricks. The actor is said to have become disillusioned with the crime format following the departures of fellow original cast members Amanda Redman, James Bolam and Alun Armstrong. A statement released by Waterman’s agent, Derek Webster, to The Mirror confirms that he will only appear in two episodes of the drama’s twelfth series before leaving. Webster says that Waterman “misses the old crew” but insists
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Former Thames Television spin-off company Euston Films is to be revived as a production company – with BBC drama boss Kate Harwood overseeing the new era of the brand.
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