The mighty Tom Cotcher shares some fascinating tales of his early career and how he landed the role that made him a household name as DC Alan Woods in "The Bill". He also fondly recalls his guest role in "Sooty & Co" and his writing work.
Nick Stringer recalls his time as PC Ron Smollett on "The Bill", with memories of some of his stand-out episodes. We also discuss enjoying retirement and how he still supports film students. Nick's nominated charity is InterAct which provides invaluable post-stroke support. You can find out more and make a donation at www.interactstrokesupport.org
The mighty Nick Stringer (PC Ron Smollett) shares memories of his early life and illustrious career in this fascinating chat. Stand by for memories of working with the likes of Morecambe & Wise, Bob Hoskins, Ronnie Barker, Sir David Jason, Rik Mayall and many more... plus being the landlord of the Rovers Return and joining the cast of "The Bill". Loads more gold dust to follow in Part 2.
Jo Dow continues to walk the beat down memory lane as we chat the finale of Cry Havoc, Fed Rep victories, and why he popped out for a pencil and never came back. Plus Jo has Oliver in hysterics as he recalls his guest appearance in "Sooty & Co" donning Barry's uniform and panda car one last time...
Jo Dow is a marvellous actor who played one of the most likeable Sun Hill coppers of all-time and today he is not only one of our most prolific and versatile voiceover artists, but he has forged a new career as a leading presentation expert as well. In Part 1, we chat about his early TV career and how he joined the Sun Hill ranks.
More "The Bill" memories from one of the finest actresses this country has ever produced - plus we discuss "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One" where Carolyn played Hogwarts teacher Charity Burbage, who met a nasty end... Carolyn's nominated charity is InterAct Stroke Support - https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/
Interview with the legendary Carolyn Pickles (DCI Kim Reid) where we chat "The Bill", "Broadchurch", working with Big Finish Productions and Oliver shares his dismay that one of our finest actors still has to audition for roles!
Part 2 of Steve Morley's interview features his reaction to seeing some of his Sgt. Lamont scenes for the first time since broadcast! Steve also talks about his attempts at writing for the series, memories of his co-stars and his acting hopes for the future. Steve's nominated charity is Amnesty International https://www.amnesty.org.uk/
Steve Morley is an acclaimed actor, author and drama teacher. For 52 episodes over a 13 year period, he played "The Bill"'s most prolific semi-regular character. Steve explains how he got the part of Sgt. Lamont and also recalls drama school with Carrie Fisher, early roles in "Armchair Thriller", "Doctor Who" and "Emmerdale", plus later sitcoms "Waiting for God" and "Keeping up Appearances".
Part 2 of Mark Wingett's "The Bill Podcast" features memories of the late great Kevin Lloyd (DC Tosh Lines), Mark's acclaimed performance as Carver battled alcoholism, the funny side of fame, his recent award-winning film work on "A Reason to Leave" and his passion for deep sea diving. Mark's nominated charity is SCT, a charity based in East London providing practical help, support and training to people who have been homeless and suffering from addiction, poverty or social isolation. Read...
Part 2 of Eamonn Walker's "The Bill Podcast" features his decision to move on from the series, on the insecurities of the acting profession, winning his standout performance in "Oz", becoming the first black actor to play Othello at the Globe Theatre and Nick Reding's amazing work with S.A.F.E.http://safekenya.org/
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).