Trudie Goodwin as Sergeant June Ackland in The Bill
Played: Sergeant June Ackland
From: 1984 to 2007
Latest role: Governor Alison Hayes in the 2019 series Clink
Also played: Georgia Sharma in Emmerdale from 2011 to 2015
Other facts: Married to husband Kit Jackson. The pair are the parents of La Roux lead singer Elly Jackson
Graham Cole played PC Tony Stamp in The Bill
Jeffrey Stewart played PC Reg Hollis in The Bill
Graham Cole OBE
Played: PC Tony Stamp
From: 1984 to 1988 as a recurring character and then as a main character until 2009
Latest role: Charlie in The Lives of Frankie Abbott (2021)
Also: Due to play Group Captain Maynard in the upcoming D-Day drama No Glory
Other facts: Was awarded an OBE in 2010 for his continuing work with charities
Played: PC Reg Hollis
From: 1984 to 2008
Latest role: Frankie in Beyond Fury (2019)
Also: Due to play Professor Taylor in the upcoming Showdown in Durango
Other facts: Appeared in 2009 music video for ‘Black and Blue’ by Swedish musician Miike Snow. In the video he played a reclusive musician with a penchant for creating animatronic performers.
Market Wingett played PC/DC Jim Carver in The Bill
Played: PC/DC Jim Carver
From: 1984 to 2007
Latest role: Bob in Dead Again (2021)
Also: Due to play Slaughterman in the upcoming film Mercy
Other facts: His sister, Fiona Wingett, is a magazine editor and once edited the Sunday Mirror’s magazine Personal. His brother Matthew Wingett, wrote several episodes of The Bill in the 1990s.
Eric Richard played Sgt Bob Cryer in The Bill
Played: Sgt. Bob Cryer
From: 1984 to 2004
Latest role: John in the short film Reconnected (2020)
Also: Played Maurice in two episodes of EastEnders in 2018 and an extra in the 2017 blockbuster Dunkirk
Other facts: His two month-old grandson, Charlie Smith, was tragically named as the youngest known British victim of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. He was sitting with his family at a restaurant when a wave struck.
Christopher Ellison played DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill
Played: DCI Frank Burnside
From: 1984 to 2000
Latest role: Edward in King of Crime (2018)
Also: Due to play Basil Payne in the upcoming film The Ghosts of Borley Rectory
Other facts: He worked in the merchant navy, trained as a graphic designer and worked as a minicab driver before getting into acting.
Kevin Lloyd played DC Alfred ‘Tosh’ Lines in The Bill
Died in 1998
Played: DC Alfred ‘Tosh’ Lines
From: 1988 to 1998
Other facts: Despite being one of Britain’s best known actors at the time, Lloyd, who originally trained to be a solicitor before getting into acting, suffered from alcoholism.
He lost his battle to the disease, aged just 49, when he died of asphyxia while in a rehabilitation clinic.
Lloyd had filmed scenes up until his death and continued to appear on The Bill for a month after his passing.
Kim Tiddy played PC Honey Harman in The Bill
Scott Maslen played DS Phil Hunter in The Bill
Played: PC Honey Harman
From: 2003 to 2007
Latest role: DCS Mawhinney in the TV mini-series Moreland’s Firm
Also: Due to star as Tilly in the 2023 film The Krays: New Blood
Other facts: Tiddy starred in 103 Hollyoaks episodes after leaving The Bill. She was killed by her on-screen father – a murder which was at the time nominated for ‘Best TV Exit’ at the British Soap Awards.
Played: DS Phil Hunter
From: 2002 to 2007
Latest role: Jack Branning in EastEnders
Also starred in: James Holloway in The Royals
Other facts: Maslen grew up in London wanting to join the Royal Marines. At age 16, he applied, but was injured while carrying out the Potential Royal Marines Course (PRMC). He later moved to Miami and was spotted by photographer Bruce Webber, who scouted him to become a model. He later returned to the UK and became an actor, getting his breakthrough role in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock… series.