The Bill at 25As The Bill celebrates 25-years of crime drama on ITV, we take a look back at some of the bigger names who’ve appeared in the series.

As The Bill celebrates 25-years of crime drama on ITV, we take a look back at some of the bigger names who’ve appeared in the series.


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Darren Day, one-time host of You Bet! was just one of the famous ‘Bill’ criminals

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Former Crossroads actress and Radio Presenter JoAnne Good has appeared in ‘The Bill’ a number of times, while former EastEnder Roberta Taylor became hugely popular as Inspector Gina Gold

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Chat show host Paul O’Grady – who was the former drag star, Lily Savage – dragged up as Roxanne in 1988


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Todd Carty went from cheeky Tucker in Grange Hill to evil police officer Gabriel Kent at Sun Hill, while Jeff Stewart went from a criminal in Crossroads to the much loved policeman Reg Holis and former Birds Of A Feather actress Pauline Quirke played crazy lesbian Lesley Palmer in 2005


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Michelle Collins went on to be super-bitch Cindy Beale in EastEnders, but back in 1986 she was Sharon Brand


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Blackadder’s Hugh Laurie defends Don Beech, played by Billy Murray – who went on to be criminal in EastEnders


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Gary Lucy let it all hang out in Footballers Wives, and before that became a teen cult as Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks. Now plays Sun Hill cop Will Fletcher, while Rhea Bailey found fame in Children’s Ward before finding a long-term role at Crossroads. After a stint in Waterloo Road she now resides as one of the latest recruits at Sun Hill, Mel Ryder


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And finally,film star Keira Knightley as Sheena Rose back in 1995 and popstar Emma ‘Spice Girl’ Bunton as Janice in 1993
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