Eamonn Walker (PC Malcolm Haynes) takes a break from recording NBC's smash hit "Chicago Fire" to take us for a trip down memory lane to Series 4 of "The Bill". He also recalls making "In Sickness & In Health" and talks about his friendship with fellow Sun Hill legend Nick Reding.
Part 2 of the mighty Eric Richard's interview provides an in-depth study of his time on "The Bill" - on accepting the opportunity of the series becoming a twice-weekly serial, firing guns, getting shot, when the series turned into "sex, drugs and rock & roll" and making special guest appearances after moving on from the series. Eric's nominated charity is steps-charity.org.uk
The mighty Eric Richard (Sgt. Bob Cryer) discusses his recent roles in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" and the Oscar-winning short film "Stutterer", before sharing how his epic career began. As well as some of his early television roles, Eric explains how he became cast as one of the most prolific characters in British television history... Some wonderful memories from the early days of "The Bill", which will be continued in Part 2!
VIV'S BACK! The legendary Nula Conwell (WPC/WDC Viv Martella 1984-93) shares a rare in-depth interview to celebrate her life and career to date. Nula shares memories of her career prior to joining "The Bill", including "Pauline's Quirkes", the acclaimed "The Elephant Man" and putting Del Boy in his place in "Only Fools & Horses". This Podcast is a fascinating insight into the very talented lady who brought one of the most popular and iconic Sun Hill coppers to life, at the height of the...
PROCTOR'S BACK! Greg Donaldson (DC Tom Proctor 1997-2000) looks back on his 100 episodes of "The Bill" and shares memories of playing two villains in the series, before joining the ranks of CID. Greg also talks us through the insecurities of acting and how it led to his new career as a Counsellor, helping people find their Emerging Purpose. A fascinating chat with a thoroughly nice man, this is a cracker with Part 2 to follow later this month!
One of the world's finest actors, Ralph Brown shares some awesome memories of playing PC Pete Muswell in Series 2 of "The Bill". He also recalls his iconic role in the cult movie "Withnail & I" and his stunning performance as another TV copper in the seminal "Life On Mars". Ralph's nominated charity is the Jubilee Debt Campaign http://jubileedebt.org.uk/
Trudie Goodwin introduces the third and final part of this special The Bill Podcast interview with the mighty Graham Cole OBE. This edition, Graham chats about The Bill guest stars, Doctor Who monsters, writing his autobiography and his ongoing work with the charity Childline. You can make a donation via childline.org.uk Plus a preview of upcoming The Bill Podcast episodes with Greg Donaldson (DC Tom Proctor), Nula Conwell (WDC Viv Martella) and Eric Richard (Sgt. Bob Cryer).
Graham Cole OBE walks the beat further down memory lane in Part 2 of his "The Bill Podcast" interview. So get comfy in the CAD room and listen in as Graham chats "The Bill" scripts, stunts and fun and games making the classic episode “Way Out West”. Also memories of school days, working with Kenny Everett, making a horror movie with Tony Scannell, making "Soap Opera" on stage and his latest TV role in "Holby City" where he is reunited with fellow Sun Hill legend Alex Walkinshaw. PLUS the...
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! A surprise for Christmas Day - Part 1 of a 3-part interview with the legendary Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp 1984-2009) This interview covers lots of topics, including Graham's current Pantomime playing Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk at Wolverhampton, still being recognised, his ongoing work with the Met, Noel's House Party, filming The Bill car chases, repertory theatre and much more.
Nick Reding (PC Pete Ramsey) had a hero's exit from "The Bill" and for the last 20 years has been a real-life hero to millions thanks to his incredible charity work with S.A.F.E. Kenya. Nick talks us through the work he and his team are doing to tackle the ongoing challenges of HIV and FGM - and takes us back to the streets of Sun Hill 1988! Find out more about Safe at http://safekenya.org/
Day 1 of #TheBillPodcast Advent Calendar features a much-requested track! A clean upload of the Podcast’s closing credits awesome theme cover, performed by the talented quartet: Rich Durasow, Colin Kavanagh, Simon Oswald and Johnny Fleming (pictured) who is also the voice of the 'Next Time' announcements on the Podcast... You learn something new every day! Thanks Gents!
Mark Powley gives a rare interview to share his memories of playing PC Ken Melvin in "The Bill" and talks about his career in general, including being a regular in the reboot of "Birds of a Feather", making eighties horror movie "Bloody New Year" - plus a unique big screen experience opposite Tom Hardy in "Bronson" (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE!) Mark also talks about working with his daughter, actress Bel Powley. Mark's nominated charity is The Samaritans...
Part 2 of Barbara Thorn's Podcast reveals some fantastic behind the scenes anecdotes from her three series of "The Bill", including an hilarious adventure with Jon Iles (D.C. Mike Dashwood), her little slice of "The Bill" history, being written out of the series. She also talks "EastEnders", "Judge John Deed", Lynda La Plante and hopes for the future.
Giggles galore as Barbara Thorn (Inspector Christine Frazer) shares her memories of joining "The Bill" in the first ever half hour episodes. To celebrate, "The Bill Podcast" also goes half hour for a special two-parter with Barbara, who also shares her experiences of being an executive coach, her school days and early theatre days. Barbara's nominated charity is https://www.demelza.org.uk/
Original series regular Ashley Gunstock (PC Robin Frank 1984-89) takes us back to the first five series of "The Bill", with memories of being the first Sun Hill copper to get shot, comedy magic with a leg of lamb, on starring in several other series at the same time and making the decision to move on. All that plus Bill Murray, Suggs, John Thaw, the stage and a copper in the family! Ashley's nominated charity is https://www.crisis.org.uk/
Part Two of an interview with a national treasure and television icon! Trudie Goodwin shares her memories of the Sergeant Ackland years, car chases, handbags, pregnancy, colleagues no longer with us, the Gabriel Kent saga, moving on from "The Bill", joining "Emmerdale" and her very musical family! Trudie's nominated charity is https://www.cbmuk.org.uk/
Part 1 of a feature-length interview with "The Bill" legend and TV icon Trudie Goodwin (WPC/Sgt June Ackland 1983-2007) who shares memories of her early life, training as a teacher prior to acting, meeting her husband (actor Kit Jackson), rep theatre, breaking into TV and landing a part in a TV pilot called Woodentop that would change her life... Much more to follow in part 2! Trudie's nominated charity, which she will tell you all about in Part 2, is CBM -https://www.cbmuk.org.uk/
Suzanne Maddock discusses playing PC Cass Rickman, one of the most popular uniform characters of all time. Suzanne also recalls her early film career working with legendary filmmaker Alan Bleasdale, being a regular in "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates" and the love of her Jeremy Beagle! Her nominated charity is Beagle Welfare - http://www.beaglewelfare.org.uk/
Showbiz legend Larry Dann shares memories of a career spanning eight decades in film, television and stage, including his work on the "Carry On" movies, several "Sooty" guest roles and his recent role in the kids TV series "Twirlywoos". Anecdotes for "The Bill" are aplenty, plus a special tribute to the late great Roger Leach (Sgt. Tom Penny). So sit back, relax and don't forget your cell keys! Larry would like listeners to make a donation to a charity of their choice - please do let us...