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/
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/