PC Ken Melvin is a character from The Bill.
Finchley-born PC Ken Melvin was a bit of a surprise to Sun Hill. They had found him a likeable enough bloke, but when he revealed he was a Born Again Christian they looked at him in a slightly different way. After all, religion wasn't high on the agenda for canteen conversation, not when there was birds, booze and football to talk about. He was respected and liked by his fellow PCs but frequently spoofed on account of his youth and inexperience.
Handsome, fair-haired Ken was killed while parking a booby-trapped car in the Sun Hill yard. In the episode "Trojan Horse" (S06E41) when a bomb went off, and he had no chance. The IRA were probably responsible as the bomb was in a stolen car belonging to a military man. Damage caused by the explosion pushed ahead the planned rebuilding and refurbishment of the station.
In 2017, actor Mark Powley shared his memories of playing Ken Melvin in an interview for The Bill Podcast
Service Record[edit | edit source]
He had been a policeman for seven years, five years of which were at Sun Hill.
Family and Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Michelle (Medical Student)
- He was dating a female barrister when he died.
- Attended Hendon with Jim Carver
PC Pete Muswell
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PC Barry Stringer