Compulsion viewers shocked as they spot iconic star of The Bill in Channel 5 drama

COMPULSION viewers have been left shocked after they spotted an iconic star of The Bill in the Channel 5 drama.

The four-part series follows a paramedic called Jenny, who struggles with PTSD after a traumatic event.


Jenny (Leanne Best) works alongside a character called Lesley Cole, and viewers were surprised to see she was played by Trudie Goodwin.

Trudie, 70, is best known for playing Sergeant June Ackland in The Bill from 1983 until 2007.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: "It's June from The Bill!"

Another added: "Bloody hell it's only June Ackland from the bill #Compulsion."

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A third tweeted: "Is that June Akland off of #TheBill #Compulsion."

Others were distracted by Trudie's character swearing at one point, with one writing: "June from The Bill just said "clusterf**ks".

Fans of The Bill are delighted that Trudie will be reprising her role as June Ackland for a reboot series called Sun Hill.

Trudie will be joined by fellow original cast members Graham Cole, and Mark Wingett, who played PC Tony Stamp and DC Jim Carver.

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Meanwhile, Compulsion viewers were left distracted by Hayley Mills' accent in the drama.

The legendary actress plays a loan shark called Connie, and while fans were delighted to see the 75-year-old play a villain, others were distracted by her accent.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "What sort of accent was that? Certainly not Scouse. #Compulsion."

Another added: "Surprised to see Hayley Mills in #Compulsion. Her accent is a bit dodgy tho."


Compulsion concludes tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.

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