The Bill’s Ben Roberts, who played Chief Inspector Derek Conway, dies aged 70, according to agent


Trudie Goodwin as Sergeant June Ackland in The Bill

Trudie Goodwin as Sergeant June Ackland in The Bill

Trudie Goodwin 

Age: 67 

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

Graham Cole played PC Tony Stamp in The Bill

Jeffrey Stewart played PC Reg Hollis in The Bill

Jeffrey Stewart played PC Reg Hollis in The Bill

Graham Cole OBE 

Age: 69

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

Jeffrey Stewart

Age: 65

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

Market Wingett played PC/DC Jim Carver in The Bill

Mark Wingett

Age: 60

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

Eric Richard played Sgt Bob Cryer in The Bill

Eric Richard

Age: 80

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

Christopher Ellison played DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill

Christopher Ellison

Age: 75

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

Kevin Lloyd played DC Alfred ‘Tosh’ Lines in The Bill

Kevin Lloyd

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. 



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