Ives is a creep, a cheat and a snitch, universally loathed (and indeed victimised) by the other residents of Slade Prison. He originated from Liverpool. Almost all his spoken sentences begin with the words "'ere listen".
Ives is interviewed in the 2003 mockumentary Norman Stanley Fletcher: Life Beyond the Box. While most of the ex-prisoners interviewed are shown to have gone straight, Ives is shown collecting for a fake charity.