Police Constable 595 Tony Stamp is a popular fictional character in the long-running ITV police drama The Bill. He has been in the show since 1987 making him the longest serving character. Stamp's call sign is '595'. He is a qualified advanced pursuit driver at Sun Hill. He is portrayed by Graham Cole. An uncredited PC played by Graham Cole first appeared in 1984 in the series 1 episode "The Drugs Raid" and can be seen in the background in several series two episodes. It is generally accepted that this PC is Tony Stamp.
Later, Tony is the subject of an accusation of sexual harassment from a young lad called Lee Dwyre. The allegations are false, but the longevity of the investigation, and the public's reaction to the possibility leaves him reeling. It also damages his hitherto unbroken friendship with Jim Carver.
When PC Yvonne Hemmingway is under suspension of police brutality, and facing a murder trial for killing a thug with her ASP, Tony hesitates before using his own ASP when confronted by some youths and in that split second they launch a vicious assault on him that leaves him fighting for his life. Yvonne is later acquitted.
Tony has been happy as a PC for over twenty years, preferring what he considers the real work of directly catching criminals. He is strong, so other officers are happy to have him watching their backs.
Later on, Tony's position is threatened by his new Superintendent John Heaton. He assigns Tony and Reg Hollis to investigate a case concerning a missing dog. Tony and Reg, however, prove their worth when they uncover a murder that had previously been undetected and arrest the culprit.
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