Detective Constable Terrance Perkins is a fictional character in ITV cop-drama The Bill. He is played by Bruce Byron. Because he is a CID officer he does not have a callsign and in radio communications is simply referred to as "DC Perkins".
His past once more comes back to haunt him when evidence comes to light suggesting his nephew, Bradley has been on the receiving end of sexual abuse from Terry's brother, Ben. After the family manage to give them the slip, Terry tracks them down and to his horror discovers his suspicions are true; Ben has been sexually abusing his son. Almost a year later, Ben goes on trial and is found guilty, and he is sent to prison. Realising that his family needs support, Terry begins a relationship with Ben's wife, Lucy. Ramani views the relationship as wrong, and their disagreement subsequently ends their friendship. When Ben is released from prison, he discovers Terry has been sleeping with his wife and hits him in the face, before cutting ties with him. Realising he does not love Lucy and has just been trying to support her through a rough patch, Terry soon cuts ties with her.
After settling back down into Sun Hill with his personal crises out of the way, Terry suddenly finds himself developing a romantic attachment towards close friend and colleague Ramani. After renewing their friendship, Terry is shocked by the revelation that Ramani has accepted a job with the Child Abuse Investigation Team, subsequently ending any chance he may have for a relationship with her. However, after seeing his children Holly and Shaun again, Terry and his ex-wife Helen decide to give their marriage another chance.
Terry's informant Barry supplys him with information about a robbery. Terry and his new partner DS Max Carter look into it and later on Barry is found in his garage shot; despite efforts to save him he dies in Terry's arms. Terry gets drunk and is put in the cells to sober up. Waking up, he finds that the station is under attack from armed masked men. Acting fast, Terry makes out he's a prisoner to Duncan, the man who shot Barry, and he tries to get revenge on Duncan, but Duncan finds out Terry is in fact a DC and knocks him out. After the siege is over Terry tracks down Duncan, who's used his warrant card to get out of the station, and beats him up.
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