Published On: Thu, Aug 10th, 2017

The Invoice: Stars reunite for rerun of all 2,421 episodes of traditional cop present

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Stars of The Invoice reunite to advertise a rerun of all 2,421 episodes

“I see no cause why that programme shouldn’t nonetheless be on if it had been dealt with correctly,” stated Trudie Goodwin, who performed June Ackland from 1983 to 2005. “What we misplaced was one thing like 90 hours of drama a yr, which has by no means been changed actually.”

Nevertheless, each collection of The Invoice, set in and round Solar Hill police station, is to be proven on UKTV’s Drama Channel from subsequent Monday, prompting six of its largest stars to reunite. So simply what have they been getting as much as within the intervening years?

SGT BOB CRYER Eric Richard 77 

Richard, who was desk sergeant Bob Cryer from 1984 to 2004, lately appeared in a minor position on this summer time’s blockbuster Dunkirk. In the meantime, his tv work has included Casualty and Holby Metropolis.

He has been married to Tina for greater than 30 years however in 2004 tragedy struck when his two-month-old grandson Charlie Smith grew to become the youngest sufferer of the Indian Ocean tsunami. He died in his father Richard’s arms.

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Eric Richard who was desk sergeant Bob Cryer from 1984 to 2004


Chris Simmons, 42, performed the cocky and impressive DC Webb transferred to Solar Hill in 2000

DC MICKEY WEBB Chris Simmons, 42 

The cocky and impressive DC Webb transferred to Solar Hill in 2000 and stayed on for 5 years. Simmons primarily appeared on the present between 2000 and 2003 however continued to make return appearances till the collection ended. He guest-starred in Casualty and Docs and from October 2011 had a task in just a few episodes of EastEnders as Kat Moon’s love curiosity Mark Garland. He has additionally appeared in The Dumping Floor, in pantomimes and has run the London marathon.

I see no cause why that programme shouldn’t nonetheless be on

Trudie Goodwin

DI SAM NIXON Lisa Maxwell, 53

In 1993 Lisa auditioned for the position of Daphne Moon within the US comedy hit Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer however misplaced out to Jane Leeves. As an alternative she made her title enjoying DI Samantha Nixon between 2002 and 2009 earlier than leaving for the sake of her well being, revealing later that she had suffered two miscarriages in the midst of the present.

Since then she has appeared in a variety of different long-running collection, enjoying Naomi, David Wicks’ girlfriend, in EastEnders, Tracy Donovan in Hollyoaks and Judy Garland in a touring manufacturing of Finish Of The Rainbow.


Lisa Maxwell, 53, performed DI Sam Nixon

Between 2009 and 2014 Lisa was additionally an everyday panellist on Free Girls. In 2014 Lisa married her long-term accomplice Paul Jessup, with whom she has a 17-year-old daughter Beau.

DS JIM CARVER Mark Wingett, 56

Wingett made his movie debut in Quadrophenia in 1979 however as a result of the fi lm was rated X he wasn’t legally allowed to look at it. 4 years later he appeared in Woodentop, which grew to become the pilot episode for The Invoice and went on to play Jim Carver in about 780 episodes earlier than leaving in 2005. His character was central to a number of of the present’s storylines as he struggled with alcoholism, playing and home violence.

He made a short return in 2007 when Trudie Goodwin, the present’s solely different unique solid member, left and since then Wingett has appeared in EastEnders as Mike Swann, in daytime crime drama Lacking as Danny Hayworth and he supplies the voiceover for the British model of motorbiking actuality present American Chopper on the Discovery Channel. He has additionally directed a variety of performs.


DS Jim Carver performed by Mark Wingett


Trudie Goodwin who performed Sgt June Ackland

Wingett lives together with his long-term accomplice Sharon Martin, a make-up artist, with whom he has daughter Jamila and stepson Benny. They separated in 2000 after he had an affair with an additional on The Invoice however had been reunited in 2003. They each labored on the 2012 fi lm Snow White And The Huntsman: Wingett enjoying the character of Thomas and Martin as head of make-up.

SGT JUNE ACKLAND Trudie Goodwin, 65

Goodwin additionally first appeared in Woodentop and stayed with The Invoice on and off till March 2007, making her the longest-serving solid member and for some time a world file holder because the longest serving actor to play a police character. She took a sabbatical from the present in 2005 to do some charity work in Nigeria. She was vociferous in her condemnation of the present’s cancellation, saying she thought ITV had “messed about” with it.

4 years after leaving the present she secured one other long-term position enjoying Georgia Sharma in Emmerdale between 2011 and 2015.


PC Tony Stamp performed by Graham Cole

She has additionally appeared on The Weakest Hyperlink, Countdown, Free Girls and All Star Mr And Mrs. In 1979 Goodwin married Equipment Jackson and so they have two daughters, Jessica and Elly. The latter is the lead singer in electropop band La Roux.

PC TONY STAMP Graham Cole, 65

In 2009 Cole beat Trudie Goodwin’s file because the longest serving actor to play a police character, showing in additional than 1,100 episodes between 1984 and 2009.

Earlier than The Invoice, Cole appeared in quite a few episodes of Physician Who as varied monsters and since leaving he has taken half in lots of pantomimes.

He’s a member of showbusiness charity the Grand Order Of Water Rats – he was King Rat in 2009 – and has carried out an excessive amount of charity work elsewhere, together with as President of the Nationwide Vacation Fund, which takes sick youngsters to Disney World, in Florida.

Cole, who was awarded an OBE in 2010, has been married to Cherry Coleman-Smith since 1989 and the couple have two youngsters Matthew and Laura.

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