DS Peter Cork was a character who appeared in The Bill, in a six part series. He took a shine to DCKate Spears, but when she turned him down for sex he tried to rape her. Cork had been working with a rapist and framed a doorman, Tommy, at a getaway the Sun Hill team won in a quiz. Tommy's fellow worker, Fay, is found dead and Tommy is arrested. Spears is assigned to OCG's DILiz Rawton and Cork's rape case, and Spears thinks Cork is hypocritical and repulsive. When Cork arranges to meet the rape suspect, there is a struggle and he is stabbed. A corrupt officer with Cork, DI Collins, shows up at Rawton's and attacks her, while Spears was staying there, and she intervenes and they arrest Collins. The uniform team is called in for a briefing and while PCCass Rickman tells Roz Clarke how much she hates Cork, SergeantJune Ackland reveals that earlier in the afternoon, Cork died of his injuries, and SuperintendentChandler calls Rawton to inform her. When Spears, Rawton and DCMickey Webb amongst others go to arrest the suspect, Ferdinand, they are taken hostage by him. Spears is told to drive. During this she argues with Ferdinand, increasing the speed of the car and suddenly, she slams on the brakes causing the rapist to go flying through the window, which subsequently kills him. Spears is not tried or investigated for the incidents but is shaken. After the events of the investigation, in which she was attacked twice, Roz decides to resign, deciding she's not cut out to be in the Met.