List of The Bill characters

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The Bill is a long-running British television police procedural television series, named after a slang term for the police. The characters are all police officers or civilian staff at the fictional Sun Hill police station in London.

Main characters[edit]

Commanders[edit]

Character Episodes Portrayer Duration Rank
Trevor Hicks 22 Mike Burnside 1990-1999 Deputy Assistant Commissioner
(D.A.C.)
Georgia Hobbs 11 Kazia Pelka 2006-2007
Roy Pearson 5 Adam Bareham 2004-2005
Lisa Kennedy 7 Julie Graham 2010 Commander
Adam Okaro 204 Cyril Nri 2002-2006 Borough Commander
(D.C.S.)
Guy Mannion 13 Nick Miles 1999-2001
Jane Fitzwilliam 9 Maureen Beattie 2002-2003
Ian Barratt 8 John McArdle 2005

Superintendents[edit]

Character Episodes Portrayer Duration Rank
Charles Brownlow 346 Peter Ellis 1984-2002 Chief Superintendent
Jack Meadows 842 Simon Rouse 1990-2010 Superintendent
(D.S.I.)
John Heaton 132 Daniel Flynn 2006-2009
Tom Chandler 115 Steven Hartley 2000-2002
Amanda Prosser 8 Serena Gordon 2005

Chief Inspectors[edit]

Character Episodes Portrayer Duration Rank
Frank Burnside 250 Christopher Ellison 1984-2000 Detective Chief Inspector
(D.C.I.)
Kim Reid 39 Carolyn Pickles 1990-1992
Rowanne Morell 22 Tanya Franks 2004-2005
Andrew Ross 15 Ron Donachie 2002-2004
Gordon Wray 13 Clive Wood 1990
Derek Conway 402 Ben Roberts 1987-2002 Chief Inspector
Philip Cato 69 Philip Witchurch 1993-1995
Paul Stritch 13 Mark Spalding 1995

Inspectors[edit]

Character Episodes Portrayer Duration Rank
Samantha Nixon 281 Lisa Maxwell 2001-2009 Detective Inspector
(D.I.)
Neil Manson 275 Andrew Lancel 2003-2010
Chris Deakin 265 Shaun Scott 1994-2000
Liz Rawton 135 Libby Davison 1996-2001
Alex Cullen 80 Ged Simmons 2000-2002
Sally Johnson 70 Jaye Griffiths 1993-2003
Roy Galloway 35 John Salthouse 1984-1987
Claire Stanton 33 Clara Salaman 1999-2001
Harry Haines 15 Gary Whelan 1992-1995
Andrew Monroe 584 Colin Tarrant 1990-2002 Inspector
Dale Smith 388 Alex Walkinshaw 1999-2010
Gina Gold 344 Roberta Taylor 2002-2007
Christine Frazer 61 Barbara Thorn 1988-1990
Rachel Weston 41 Claire Goose 2008-2009
Brian Kite 12 Simon Slater 1987

Sergeants[edit]

Character Episodes Portrayer Duration Rank
June Ackland 882 Trudie Goodwin 1983-2007 Sergeant
Bob Cryer 670 Eric Richard 1984-2004
Matthew Boyden 610 Tony O'Callaghan 1991-2003
Jo Masters 177 Sally Rogers 2005-2010
Alec Peters 173 Larry Dann 1984-2004
Tom Penny 141 Roger Leach 1984-1991
Ray Steele 136 Robert Perkins 1993-1996
Sheelagh Murphy 119 Bernadette Nolan 2003-2005
Craig Gilmore 101 Hywel Simons 2001-2003
Callum Stone 100 Sam Callis 2007-2010
John Maitland 80 Sam Miller 1990-1993
Diane Noble 61 Kaye Wragg 2006-2009
Nikki Wright 56 Gillian Taylforth 2006-2008
Stuart Lamont 41 Steve Morley 1989-2001
Joseph Corrie 5 Roland Oliver 1990-1991
Jane Kendall 5 Liz Crowther 1993
Jack Wilding 1 Peter Dean 1983
Jim Carver 720 Mark Wingett 1983-2007 Detective Sergeant
(D.S.)
Ted Roach 210 Tony Scannell 1984-2000
Don Beech 186 Bill Murray 1989-2004
John Boulton 138 Russell Boulter 1992-2000
Danny Pearce 80 Martin Marquez 1991-1996
Max Carter 69 Christopher Fox 2007-2010
Stevie Moss 62 Lucy Speed 2008-2010
Jo Morgan 62 Mary Jo Randle 1991-1995
Debbie McAllister Natalie Roles
Ramani DeCosta Thusitha Jayasundera
Phil Hunter Scott Maslen
Stuart Turner Doug Rao
Geoff Daly Ray Ashcroft
Vik Singh Raji James
Rosie Fox Caroline Catz
Alistair Greig Andrew Mackintosh


Civilians[edit]

Rank Name Actor Last appearance as Rank
CSE Lorna Hart Siobhan Redmond 28 November 2007
CSE Eddie Olosunje Jason Barnett 31 August 2010
CPSL Jonathan Fox Larry Lamb 20 July 2005
CPSL Matt Hinckley Mark Dexter 3 May 2007
CADO Dean McVerry Luke Hamill 22 February 2006
SRO Marion Layland Susan Majorlier 8 April 1999
SRO Roberta Cryer Moya Brady 10 September 2003
SRO Marilyn Chambers Vickie Gates 24 February 2005
SRO Julian Tavell Nick Patrick 25 January 2006
PCSO Colin Fairfax Tim Steed 13 January 2005
CSPO Rachel Inns Amanda Abbington 2 August 2007
CSPO Faye Donelly Siobhan Reilly 25 June 2008
DOPA Mia Perry Jo Anne Knowles 14 June 2007
DRO Rochelle Barratt Anna Acton 3 November 2005

Constables[edit]

Rank Name Actor Last appearance as Rank
PC Reg Hollis Jeff Stewart 2008
PC Taffy Edwards Colin Blumenau 1990
PC Robin Frank Ashley Gunstock 1989
PC Dave Litten Gary Olsen 1986
PC Leon Taylor Dominic Power 31 August 2010
PC Roger Valentine John Bowler 31 August 2010
PC Mel Ryder Rhea Bailey 31 August 2010
PC Kirsty Knight Sarah Manners 31 August 2010
PC Polly Page Lisa Geoghan 8 January 2004
PC Ben Gayle Micah Balfour 31 August 2010
PC Nate Roberts Ben Richards 10 August 2010
PC Sally Armstrong Ali Bastian 17 December 2009
PC Timothy Able Mark Haddigan 1 March 1990
PC Jamila Blake Lolita Chakrabarti 28 January 1999
PC Adam Bostock Carl Brincat 6 September 1994
PC Cathy Bradford Connie Hyde 15 January 2004
PC Ruby Buxton Nicola Alexis 28 August 2003
PC Dan Casper Chris Jarvis 16 August 2007
PC Roz Clarke Holly Davidson 11 November 2001
PC Norika Datta Seeta Indrani 9 July 1998
PC Claire Brind Kelly Lawrence 28 December 1989
PC Andrea Dunbar Natalie J. Robb 24 February 2005
PC Suzanne Ford Vicky Gee-Dare 1992
PC Rosie Fox Caroline Catz 1 September 1998
PC Millie Brown Clare Foster 29 December 2009
PC Delia French Natasha Williams 26 March 1992
PC George Garfield Huw Higginson 14 October 1999
PC Gabriel Kent Todd Carty 6 October 2005
PC Arun Ghir Abhin Galeya 19 March 2009
PC Beth Green Louisa Lytton 18 March 2009
PC Vicky Hagen Samantha Robson 26 October 2001
PC Sam Harker Matthew Crompton 18 April 2002
PC Donna Harris Louise Harrison 27 February 1996
PC Lewis Hardy Aml Ameen 19 July 2007
PC Malcolm Haynes Eamonn Walker 22 August 1989
PC Honey Harman Kim Tiddy 1 February 2007
PC Ben Hayward Ben Peyton 16 April 2002
PC Yvonne Hemmingway Michele Austin 15 November 2006
PC Steve Hunter James Lloyd 12 April 2006
PC Mike Jarvis Stephen Beckett 8 May 1998
PC Leela Kapoor Seema Bowri 26 September 2007
PC Debbie Keane Andrea Mason 22 September 1998
PC Emma Keane Melanie Gutteridge 1 May 2008
PC Nick Klein René Zagger 8 April 2004
PC Steve Loxton Tom Butcher 14 November 1997
PC Diane Noble Kaye Wragg 27 March 2008
PC Amber Johannsen Myfanwy Waring 29 December 2005
PC Abe Lyttleton Ronnie Cush 10 February 1986
PC Cathy Marshall Lynne Miller 19 January 1996
PC Garry McCann Clive Wedderburn 12 December 2000
PC Ken Melvin Mark Powley 22 May 1990
PC Pete Muswell Ralph Brown 10 February 1986
PC Gemma Osbourne Jane Danson 21 May 2003
PC Danesh Patel Sonesh Sira 23 November 1987
PC Lance Powell Ofo Uhiara 24 November 2005
PC Dave Quinnan Andrew Paul 27 February 2002
PC Pete Ramsey Nick Reding 25 July 1989
PC Luke Ashton Scott Neal 18 June 2003
PC Cass Rickman Suzanne Maddock 12 December 2002
PC Billy Rowan Ben Lee 5 July 2007
PC Eddie Santini Michael Higgs 2 April 2000
PC Nick Shaw Chris Walker 7 December 1987
PC Nick Slater Alan Westaway 31 October 1997
PC Ron Smollett Nick Stringer 25 March 1993
PC Tony Stamp Graham Cole 5 November 2009
PC Barry Stringer Jonathan Dow 15 June 1993
PC Cameron Tait Daniel MacPherson 22 July 2004
PC Des Taviner Paul Usher 17 March 2004
PC Richard Turnham Chris Humphreys 10 April 1990
PC Di Worrell Jane Wall 16 April 2002
PC Phil Young Arin Alldridge 31 October 1991
PC Kerry Young Beth Cordingly 21 December 2004
PC Roger Valentine John Bowler 31 August 2010
PC Laura Bryant Melanie Kilburn 25 May 2006
PC Gary Best Ciaran Griffiths 22 July 2004
SC Terry Knowles Alex Avery 3 January 2002
DC Ken Drummond Russell Floyd 23 February 2005
DC Juliet Becker Rae Baker 30 October 2003
DC Gary Best Ciaran Griffiths 20 July 2005
DC Suzi Croft Kerry Peers 24 February 1998
DC Danny Glaze Karl Collins 8 October 2003
DC Kerry Holmes Joy Brook 31 October 2000
DC Brandon Kane Pal Aron 15 January 2004
DC Duncan Lennox George Rossi 2 January 2003
DC Jacob Banks Patrick Robinson 31 August 2010
DC Tosh Lines Kevin Lloyd 9 June 1998
DC Viv Martella Nula Conwell 1993
DC Yorkie Smith Robert Hudson 1991
DC Grace Dasari Amita Dhiri 31 August 2010
DC Terry Perkins Bruce Byron 31 August 2010
DC Mickey Webb Chris Simmons 31 August 2010
DC Zain Nadir TJ Ramini 20 December 2007
DC Tom Proctor Gregory Donaldson 4 July 2000
DC Paul Riley Gary Grant 16 April 2002
DC Eva Sharpe Diane Parish 10 March 2004
DC Will Fletcher Gary Lucy 7 January 2010
DC Suzie Sim Wendy Kweh 19 July 2006
DC Rod Skase Iain Fletcher 17 February 2000
DC Rob Thatcher Brian Bovell 29 December 2004
DC Alan Woods Tom Cotcher 1 August 1996
DC Tom Baker Victor Gallucci 3 September 2002
DC Mike Dashwood Jon Iles 25 April 1996
DC Kate Spears Tania Emery 16 April 2002
DC Kezia Walker Cat Simmons 16 July 2009

Notable cast members[edit]

Notable characters[edit]

This is a list of the most notable characters to have appeared on The Bill, being those who have been in the series for some considerable time and have had a significant impact on the series.

Notable Actors[edit]

This is a list of some of the most notable actors to have made brief or cameo appearances in The Bill.[42]

  • Keira Knightley played child burglar Sheena Rose in a 1995 episode entitled "Swan Song".
  • Russell Brand played teenager Billy Case in a 1994 episode entitled Land of the Blind.
  • David Tennant played kidnapper Steven Clemens in a 1995 episode of The Bill called "Deadline".
  • Paul O'Grady - credited as "Paul Savage" - played transvestite Roxanne in three episodes of The Bill between 1988 and 1990.
  • Sean Bean played robber Horace Clark in a 1984 episode of The Bill entitled "Long Odds"
  • Ralf Little played Tommy Lawson in the 2001 episodes Judas Kiss, Shout, Aftershock and Night Games.
  • Emma Bunton played the role of Janice in the 1993 episode Missionary Work.
  • Catherine Tate appeared in the 1993 episode Give and Take and 1994 instalment Fly on the Wall.
  • James McAvoy played a Scottish runaway named Gavin in a 1997 episode entitled Rent.
  • Loraine Kelly appeared as herself in a 2003 episode when PC Cathy Bradford appeared on her GMTV show.

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